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Saturday, June 15, 2019 Permalink

The Paris Connection

Paris by Night


It’s been called the City of Light and the City of Love. 

But given the number of composers who found inspiration there, it could just as easily be called the City of Music.

In the next hour, a celebration of Paris with the help of Jacques Offenbach, Frederick Delius, Jacques Ibert, Franz Lehar, George Gershwin, and more.


Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler RCA Red Seal 09026-61847-2 090266184729
Music in Versailles (Marin Marais: “The Bells of St. Genevieve”) Sigiswald Kuijken , Wieland Kuijken, Gustav Leonhardt Deutsche Harmonia Mundi  LC 00761 0828767004020
Offenbach:  Overtures Philharmonia Orchestra, Neville Marriner Philips 411 476-2 028941147622
Delius: Paris: The Song Of A Great City, etc. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras EMI 724357311128 724357311128
Lehar/ Lanchbery: The Merry Widow Ballet Victoria State Orchestra, John Lanchbery ABC Classics ABC465426-2  0028946542620
Vive Ibert! Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Richard Auldon Clark Newport Classic NPD 85531 0032466553127
Narcissus (“Paris: Trois heures du Matin" by Frederik Österling) Andreas Borregaard dB Productions dBCD134 7393787111346
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue/An American Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler RCA Victor 09026-68792-2 090266879229

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