Offenbach Anthologie, Vol. I    (Forlane 16766)
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Offenbach Anthologie, Vol. I    (Forlane 16766)
V2297. OFFENBACH ANTHOLOGIE, Vol.I, incl. Albert Vaguet, Alexis Boyer, Alfred Dambrine, Alix Martell, Emma Luart, Maryse Beaujon, Georges Foix, Jussi Björling, Leila ben Sedira, M. Ragneau, Madame Czac, Madeleine Renaud, Marthe Chenal, Mireille Berthon, Mlle Nicod, Pierre Bertin, Victor Pujol, Otto Klemperer, etc.: Excerpts from Le violoneux, Le mariage aux lanternes, La chanson de Fortunio, Les bavards, Le bresilien, Lischen et Fritzchen, La belle Hélène, Barbe-bleue, Genevieve de Brabant, La princesse de Trebizonde & Gaite Parisienne, w.Elaborate 31pp Brochure featuring photos, brief bios & exhaustive discography. (France) Forlane 16766, recorded 1906-38. Excellent, ever-so-slightly used copy. - 3399240167664

CRITIC REVIEW:

“Of prime importance is the OFFENBACH ANTHOLOGY of Forlane, which unites on four CDs [the 4th devoted to LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN] selection of the most famous pieces from the collection of Laurent Fraison. Since these are very old recordings, partly with singers who had sung in the premieres of Offenbach’s last works, one can get a good idea of how this music was performed in that era. This is a document of unique value.”

- Jean-Christophe Keck