The World of Ballet


The World of Ballet
Anatole Fistoulari
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4802391
Barcode
00028948023912
Format
2-CD
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CD1
1 VERDI: Aida: ballet music
2 MUSSORGSKY: Khovanshchina: Dance of the Persian Slaves
3 SAINT-SAENS: Samson et Dalila: Bacchanale
4 ROSSINI: William Tell: ballet music
5-13 J. STRAUSS II/DORATI: Graduation Ball

CD2
1 WEBER/BERLIOZ: Invitation to the dance
2 MINKUS: Don Quixote: Pas de deux
3-8 LECOCQ: La fille de Madame Angot: ballet music
9-18 WALTON: Facade: suites.

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra (CD1: 1-4)
New Symphony Orchestra (CD1: 5-13, CD2: 1-2)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (CD2: 13-18)
Anatole Fistoulari

Recording information

Recording Producers: Ray Minshull (Verdi, Mussorgsky, Saint-Saëns, Rossini); John Culshaw (J. Strauss II, Weber, Minkus); Michael Williamson (Lecocq, Walton)
Balance Engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson (Verdi, Mussorgsky, Saint-Saëns, Rossini, J. Strauss II, Weber, Minkus); Ken Cress (Lecocq, Walton)
Recording Locations: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, July 1953 (J. Strauss II, Minkus), November 1953 (Weber); Watford Town Hall, London, UK, September 1957 (Lecocq, Walton); La Maison de la Chimie, Paris, France, November 1958 (Verdi, Mussorgsky, Saint-Saëns, Rossini)

Reviews

‘Well turned performances, well recorded … An enjoyable record.’ (Lecocq, Walton) Gramophone

‘I soon found my attention held with delight. This is Strauss as Strauss is played in Vienna.’ (Strauss/Dorati) Gramophone