"Jacques Offenbach died in 1880, yet it is his name that is attached to this ballet that first appeared in 1938. While the tunes in GaÓtÈ Parisienne are his, much of the orchestration, as well as the arrangement of the numbers, was done by Manuel Rosenthal. The idea for the ballet was conceived by the talented trio of choreographer Leonid Massine, the well-known impresario Sol Hurok, and RenÈ Blum, director of the Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo, who together engaged the services of Rosenthal after they had selected the Offenbach tunes for him to use. The scenario they contrived was taken from Offenbach's operetta La Vie Parisienne." - AMG.
The record is Exc++.
The jacket is Exc+.
The LP plays NM+.
Spectacular sound! Deep Bass, warm midrange and shimmering high's. Instruments have tremendous detail and exceptional tonality. Their individual 'space' is well defined and surrounded by 'air' and presence. A wonderful recording.
Surface noise is mostly low-level 'crackles' and an occassional 'tick'.
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