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CD4787 Bertin Esmeralda 2002 Besna´┐Żon

CD4787 Bertin Esmeralda 2002 Besna´┐Żon
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CD4787 Bertin Esmeralda 2002 Besna´┐Żon

French Grand Opera of 1836. Inhouse recording from the general rehearsal 18th February 2002 Besan´┐Żon Those of you that have read Anselm Gerhard's book The Urbanisation of Opera (dreadful title: it should be The Cosmopolitanisation of Opera, but that sounds worse) will have read a whole chapter about this work. Is it an iconic work in the history of Grand Opera or a milestone in the emergence of women composers? Difficult to tell when virtually nothing from the opera is known to any but the few who have attended one of the few performances. Besan´┐Żon put on a single performance in 2002 to mark the birthday of Victor Hugo. About 80% of the music was performed in the published piano reduction by 'Lizst' (sic). That the performance happened at all is due to the championship of Fran´┐Żoise Tillard, the pianist. This in-house recording comes from the rehearsal the day before (an event marked by an accident to the soprano that nearly torpedoed the whole venture). It is far from perfect, but in furthering the cause it is better to be able to hear it. Cover and cast list etc are in the CD1 folder.

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