Offenbach: Overtures & Operetta Highlights

Album cover art for upc 095115516027
Label: CHANDOS
Catalog: CHSA 5160
Format: SACD

ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE JARVI

Neeme Järvi and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande’s exploration of 19th century French orchestral works continues with a third release spotlighting the opera composer Jacques Offenbach whose sense of satire was evident in his operattas and most famously authored the phantasmagoric Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) among other full length operas. Recorded in Super Audio, these overtures hint at the depth and imagination of Offenbach’s sensibilities whose works exemplified the zeitgeist of his time.

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