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      A Program for Bastille Day

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      Let’s celebrate the holiday with a program of French opera and song. A highlight will be the Air de Lia from Debussy’s L’Enfant Prodigue sung by Victoria de los Angeles. Other artists include Gerard Souzay and Joan Sutherland.

      Playlist:

      Ravel: Don Quichotte a Dulcinee, “Three Songs”
      Gerard Souzay with the Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire
      Conducted by Edouard Lindenberg
      Recorded in Paris in the 1950s
      TESTAMENT SBT 1312

      Debussy: L’Enfant Prodigue, “Air de Lia”
      Victoria de los Angeles with the Orchestre de la Societe des
      Concerts du Conservatoire conducted by Georges Pretre
      Recorded in Paris in 1969
      EMI 0946 3 45824 2

      Faure: “Pavane”
      Orchestra of Paris and the Chorus of the Paris Opera
      Conducted by Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
      Recorded in Paris in 1968
      EMI 7476472

      Offenbach: Tales of Hoffman, “Trio from Act III”
      Joan Sutherland, Gabriel Bacquier and Margarita Lilowa
      L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Richard Bonynge
      Recorded in Switzerland in 1972
      LONDON 417 365

       

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