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ADAM: Jolie Fille de Gand (La) (Complete Ballet)

Composer(s):Adam, Adolphe
Artist(s) Mogrelia, Andrew, Conductor • Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Ballet
Catalogue 8.223772-73
Label Marco Polo
Quality   320kbps
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Review By The Economist,December 2000

"With the catalogues groaning under the weight of so many rival versions of standard works, record companies naturally search for the unusual or neglected. If Adolphe Adam's ballet 'Giselle' remains his most famous work, and still one of the most often performed, 'La jolie fille de Gand', composed just one year later, has been all but forgotten. The performance by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Mogrelia shows it to be a work of considerable spirit. The story is so complicated, involving duelling suitors and changes of scene from Ghent to Venice to Mount Olympus, that even in 1841 people had difficulty following it. Carlotta Grisi and Lucius Petipa were the stars of the Paris Opera ballet then, and now it's just a chance to enjoy unfamiliar, endlessly tuneful



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