Auber: Orchestral and Theatre works
Richard Bonynge
Catalogue No.

CD 1
Marco Spada                                                                                                                 
London Symphony Orchestra

Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor
Jascha Silberstein, cello
L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

CD 2                                                                                                          Marco Spada: Overture                                                                                                    Lestocq: Overture                                                                                                            
New Philharmonia Orchestra

La Neige: Overture
Pas classique
London Symphony Orchestra

Les Rendez-vous (arr. Constant Lambert)
English Chamber Orchestra

Le Cheval de bronze: Ah pour un jeune cœur… O tourment du veuvage
Huguette Tourangeau, mezzo-soprano
L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

La Muette de Portici: Ferme tes yeux
Richard Conrad, tenor
London Symphony Orchestra

Manon Lescaut: C’est l’histoire amoureuse
Fra Diavolo: Non temete milord … Or son sola
Joan Sutherland, soprano
L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Fra Diavolo: Du village voisin … Dès l’enfance
Angela Denning, soprano
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

L’Ambassadrice: Buvons tous au Sultan Misapouf
Angela Denning, soprano
Heather Begg,
Anson Austin,
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Richard Bonynge

Recording information

Recording Producers: Michael Woolcock (Marco Spada); John Mordler (Cello Concerto, La Neige, Le Cheval de bronze, Manon Lescaut, Fra Diavolo); David Harvey (Marco Spada Overture, Lestocq); Christopher Raeburn (Pas classique, La Muette de Portici); Michael Haas (Les Rendez-vous); Margaret Hetherington (Fra Diavolo, L’Ambassadrice)
Balance Engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson, Peter van Biene (Marco Spada); James Lock (Cello Concerto, La Neige, Le Cheval de bronze, Manon Lescaut, Fra Diavolo); Kenneth Wilkinson (Marco Spada Overture, Lestocq); Arthur Lilley (Pas classique, La Muette de Portici); Stanley Goodall (Les Rendez-vous); Peter Thorpe (Fra Diavolo, L’Ambassadrice)Recording Locations: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, 31 August and 4, 6, 7, 9 18, 20 & 21 September 1969 (Manon Lescaut, Fra Diavolo), 20–23 August 1970 (Le Cheval de bronze); 20, 21, 23, & 24 September 1971 (Cello Concerto); Kingsway Hall, London, UK, 25–29 June 1963 (La Muette de Portici), 25, 29 April and 1 May 1964 (Pas classique), 26 February and 3, 5 & 6 March 1969 (Marco Spada Overture, Lestocq), 19–21 May 1971 (La Neige), 14–17 & 25 August 1972 (Marco Spada); Henry Wood Hall, London, UK, 6 & 8–11 June 1988 (Les Rendez-vous); Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, June 1980 (Fra Diavolo, L’Ambassadrice)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer


‘One can have only the highest praise for the balletically idiomatic fashion in which Bonynge presents [the music] … He elicits smart, crisp playing from the orchestra, and the reproduction is notable for its bright realism.’  High Fidelity (Pas classique)

‘Silberstein makes a dashing thing of [the concerto] … He is obviously a man of first-class instincts, and he seems to know those lush, genial melodies from the operas.’ Gramophone (Cello Concerto)