CD82721 More French operettas - Offenbach: La Fille du tambour
Here's the sixth installment (broadcast Saturday afternoon 21 August 2010) of
France Musique's summer of old archive recordings of this particularly
marvellous French genre. It's also the third programme in his series entitle
'les belles archives de l'opérette' produced by Jean-Christophe Keck.
I wasn't at home when the recording was made, and it was transferred from the
DVD recorder to the computer last night so I haven't heard any of this. I expect
it's up to the same high standards as previously, however. Technical details
The majority of the programme is devoted to Offenbach's late work La Fille du
tambour-major (1879) - which runs at about two and a quarter hours.
Among the smaller pieces is a half hour of extracts of a work nobody believed
had been recorded by ORTF until it was rediscovered by Jean-Christophe Keck.
It's Offenbach's 1862 operetta, Voyage de MM. Dunanan père et fils.
The pieces numbered 5, 6 and 7 are from commercial recordings, but they're so
short, the first two running at 3 and a half minutes each and the third at four
and a half minutes, I'm sure they can be counted as 'sampling' material.
Jacques Offenbach - La Fille du tambour-major
Soloists, chorus and orchestra `lyrique' of ORTF
conducted by Marcel Cariven
Recorded 1 April 1971
Archive INA - non commercialisée