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MASSENET, J.: Ballet Music - Bacchus / Hérodiade / Thaïs / Le Cid (Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra, P. Gallois)


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MASSENET, J.: Ballet Music - Bacchus / Hérodiade / Thaïs / Le Cid (Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra, P. Gallois)

Jules Massenet is best known for operas such as Manon and Werther, but his less familiar stage works are also packed with superb intermezzos and ballet music. Evocative scenes bring the mythical story of Bacchus to life, while Hérodiade deals with the tragic biblical narrative of Herod, Salome and St John the Baptist. Turbulent temptations and passions clash with monastic life in Thaïs, and the Spanish dances of Le Cid bring us into worlds of fragrant tenderness, defiant pride and exuberant celebration.

Massenet, Jules

  Bacchus, Act III Tableau 2: Les Mysteres dionysiaques
1.   Allegro moderato - Nocturne 00:01:52
2.   Faunes et Satyres 00:02:01
3.   La Procession des Offrandes 00:02:59
4.   Chasseresses et Bacchantes 00:03:15
5.   Initiation I 00:01:08
6.   Initiation II 00:01:58
7.   Initiation III 00:01:25
8.   Initiation IV 00:01:30
9.   Le Bapteme par le Vin 00:01:28
10.   Bacchanale 00:03:03
  Herodiade, Act IV: Ballet
11.   Les Egyptiennes 00:01:53
12.   Les Babyloniennes 00:01:47
13.   Les Gauloises 00:01:37
14.   Les Pheniciennes 00:03:33
15.   Final 00:01:51
  Thais Ballet Music
16.   I. Andante 00:02:40
17.   II. Largo 00:03:40
18.   III. Presto vivace 00:01:19
19.   IV. Andante cantabile 00:03:06
20.   V. Scherzetto molto vivace 00:01:16
21.   VI. Allegretto moderato 00:01:58
22.   VII. Tres lent 00:02:16
23.   VIII. Andante religioso 00:04:26
24.   IX. Allegro vivace frenetico 00:02:40
25.   X. Allegro moderato 00:00:55
  Le Cid Ballet Suite
26.   I. Castillane 00:03:40
27.   II. Andalouse 00:02:59
28.   III. Aragonaise 00:01:55
29.   IV. Aubade 00:01:11
30.   VI. Madrilene 00:04:53
31.   V. Catalane 00:03:25
32.   VII. Navarraise 00:03:54

Total Playing Time: 01:17:33

Massenet, Jules

Gallois, Patrick

Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.573123

Barcode: 747313312375

Physical Release: 11/2013

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