19 March 2012

Boieldieu: La Dame Blanche

EAC | APE, CUE, Log | Covers | 261+259 Mb
Date CD: (October 2, 2001) | Angel Records | TT: 68:16 + 68:29
CD 1
CD 2
"Down with 'La Dame Blanche!'" was the rallying cry of Georges Bizet as he set to work on "Carmen", infuriated with the immense popularity of Boieldieu's opera and all the musical values it stood for. One of the biggest operatic successes of the 19th century (it clocked up 1669 performances in the hundred years that followed its premiere in 1825), "La Dame Blanche" has now virtually disappeared, along with almost all the other 'operas comiques' of its time by Herold, Auber and Adam. By a supreme historical irony, "Carmen", the least representative 'opera comique' of them all, is now the most famous surviving example of the genre. Reason enough then for us to consign "La Dame Blanche" to the limbo of unheard operas? Or did those Parisian audiences who flocked to see it in their thousands have a point after all? Conductor Marc Minkowski, never one to agree with conventional wisdom, thinks they did and this new recording (the first for almost forty years) should convince a few more people to investigate this attractive rarity.
Jacques Verzier
Laurent Naouri
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt
Bernard Deletré
Annick Massis
Mireille Delunsch
Sylvie Brunet
Choeur de Radio France
Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
dir: Marc Minkowski
I'm beginning here to resurrect some of the works that "disappeared" from Avax or were "abandoned" from the original uploaders. There's not a real thought behind it, I'm just cleaning up my HDs and following the wind. What I downloaded long ago is flowing back. All credits go to the first uploader. Enjoy...


Xue Bao said...

By gad... now that's a true gem
Thank you so much for this one

Xue Bao said...

Hoooo... sorry to say that there are no covers in the archives... unless I missed something...
It's still one hell of a post
ThXz a lot

MILTON said...

thank you very much for your wonderful treasure all long life to your blog forever grateful hug

Toutatis said...

Xue Bao, you missed a folder named "Covers" it's in BoieldieuDame2.rar.

Xue Bao said...

haaaaaaaa.... must be going blind...
time for a pint o' the brew
ThXz for the info Toutatis