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La caravane du Caire : [opéra-ballet en trois actes] ; Le jugement de Midas

Author: André-Ernest-Modeste GrétryÉtienne Morel de ChédevilleLouis, King of FranceThomas d' HèleJules BastinAll authors
Publisher: France : Ricercar/Outhere, [2008]
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : FrenchView all editions and formats
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La Caravane du Caire is one of the rare works that Grétry composed for the Académie Royale that respected the conventions of the institution. Full of verve and color, this opera was one of the greatest successes of his career. A few exotic touches and the presence of a ballet also contributed to the score's success.
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Genre/Form: Live sound recordings
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry; Étienne Morel de Chédeville; Louis, King of France; Thomas d' Hèle; Jules Bastin; Gilles Ragon; Philippe Huttenlocher; Guy de Mey; Isabelle Poulenard; Marc Minkowski; John Elwes; Mieke van der Sluis; Françoise Vanhecke; Suzanne Gari; Michel Verschaeve; Gustav Leonhardt; Chœur de chambre de Namur.; Ricercar Academy (Musical group); Petite Bande.; Chapelle royale de Paris (Musical group)
OCLC Number: 863318334
Notes: Opera-ballet in 3 acts (1st work); opéra-comique (selections) (2nd work).
Libretto of 1st work by Etienne Morel de Chédeville with the aid of Louis XVI, King of France. Libretto of 2nd work by T. D'Hèle.
Originally released in 1991.
Compact discs.
Program notes by Philippe Vendrix and Marc Minkowski in French with English, and German translations, and French libretto with English translation (87 p.) laid in container.
Performer(s): In the 1st work: Jules Bastin, bass ; Gilles Ragon, tenor ; Philippe Huttenlocher, baritone ; Guy de Mey, tenor ; Isabelle Poulenard, soprano ; other vocal soloists ; Choeur de chambre de Namur ; Ricercar Academy (on authentic instruments) ; Marc Minkowski, conductor. In the 2nd work: John Elwes, tenor ; Mieke van der Sluis, soprano ; Françoise Vanhecke, soprano ; Suzanne Gari, soprano ; Jules Bastin, bass ; Michel Verschaeve, bass ; La Petite Bande ; Choeur de la Chapelle royale de Paris ; Gustav Leonhardt, conductor.
Event notes: The 1st work recorded live, July 20-21, 1991, at l'église Saint-Loup à Namur; the 2nd work recorded at Westdeutschen Rundfunks, Sept. 1980.
Description: 2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Jugement de Midas.
Responsibility: André-Modeste Grétry.

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La Caravane du Caire is one of the rare works that Grétry composed for the Académie Royale that respected the conventions of the institution. Full of verve and color, this opera was one of the greatest successes of his career. A few exotic touches and the presence of a ballet also contributed to the score's success.

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