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Excerpts from – Orphée aux enfers, La belle Hélène & La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein
Reviewed by: Paul Cherry
Reviewed: August 2007
CD No: VIRGIN CLASSICS 3 91344 2
Duration: 77 minutes
Delightfully frothy music, irrepressibly witty and charming, and with a melodic contour that always reaches out to the listener. These excerpts are well-chosen, all the hits are here, whether seductively slow or rapaciously fast and enjoy the verve and affection of Minkowski’s conducting, the flair and sensitivity of the orchestras, and the vocal sureness of the stellar singers’ innate assumptions.