Solti at Covent Garden
Georg Solti
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4808957
Barcode
00028948089574
Format
1-CD
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CHARLES-FRANÇOIS GOUNOD
Faust: Ballet Music

CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK
Orfeo ed Euridice:
Dance of the Furies
Dance of the blessed spirits

GIUSEPPE VERDI
La traviata:
Prelude to Act I
Prelude to Act III

GIOACCHINO ROSSINI
L’italiana in Algeri: Overture
Semiramide: Overture

JACQUES OFFENBACH
Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Entr’acte (Barcarolle)

AMILCARE PONCHIELLI
La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Georg Solti

Recording information

Recording Producers: Ray Minshull (Gounod, Gluck); James Walker (Verdi, Rossini, Offenbach, Ponchielli)
Balance Engineers: Gordon Parry, Alan Reeve (Gounod); Gordon Parry, James Lock, Alec Rosner (Gluck); Kenneth Wilkinson (Verdi, Rossini, Offenbach, Ponchielli)
Recording Locations: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, 18–21 June 1958 (Verdi, Rossini, Offenbach, Ponchielli), 28 January 1960 (Gounod), June & July 1969 (Gluck)

Reviews

‘given a straight, crisp, neat performance [Dance of the Hours] … delicious oboe playing [in L’italiana in Algeri]’ Gramophone

‘all the playing on this disc is quite outstandingly good, and the same can be said of the recording quality’ (Faust) Gramophone

‘[Solti’s] orchestra give a virtuoso performance and their bravura is certainly infection, even if sometimes a little breathless. The reverberant sound is both brilliant and sumptuous’ Penguin Guide