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Adam a.: Giselle [Ballet]


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listen  1. Giselle: Act I: IntroductionAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra 2:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Giselle: Act I: Les vendangeursAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra0:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Giselle: Act I: Entree du PrinceAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra 1:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Giselle: Act I: Loys seul at entree de Giselle - Scene d'amourAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra 4:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Giselle: Act I: Retour de la vendange et valse (The Grape-Pickers Return)Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Giselle: Act I: Pas seul - Pas de deux des jeunes paysansAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Giselle: Act I: La chasse (The Hunt)Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra 2:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Giselle: Act I: Marche des vignerons (Grape-Pickers' March)Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra 2:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Giselle: Act I: Variation de GiselleAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra 2:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Giselle: Act I: FinaleAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra 7:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Giselle: Act II: Introduction, halte des chasseurs et apparition des feux follets (The Huntsmen Rest ? )Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Giselle: Act II: Apparition de Myrthe et evocation magique (Myrthe Appears - Magical Evocation)Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra11:42Album Only
listen13. Giselle: Act II: Apparition de Giselle (Apparition of Giselle)Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra 1:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Giselle: Act II: Entree de Loys - Pas de deuxAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra 7:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Giselle: Act II: Scene des WilisAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra0:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Giselle: Act II: Entree d'Hilarion scene et fugue des Wilis - Grand pas de deuxAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra 5:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Giselle: Act II: Variation de LoysAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra0:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Giselle: Act II: Variation de GiselleAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Giselle: Act II: FinaleAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra 4:17$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 19, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Alliance
  • ASIN: B001UUN9MU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,791,842 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Aronne VINE VOICE on December 18, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I'm not familiar enough with Giselle to be certain of this version's completeness. While the cover declares clearly that this is a complete recording, the tracks are labeled in such a way that makes it difficult for me to compare with Wikipedia's list of numbers. But I DO know that all other complete versions of Giselle that I've seen spread onto two discs. This one times in at under 67 minutes! Perhaps repeats are simply removed. The notes give no hints, only a synopsis and some historical background to the ballet.

The performance is musically capable, as one would expect from Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Of particular note is the brief Variation de Loys is performed with wonderful vigor. It doesn't *always* dance to the degree that one might wish, but on the whole I find this recording a musically satisfying (if not musically complete) performance. The recording gives tutti strings something of a digital edge, which is slightly distracting.

This will probably remain my only Giselle, unless I find Bonynge's recording for a low price (Adolphe Adam: Giselle) (which I did).

April 2010 EDIT: I have since listened to two other complete recordings of Giselle. Mogrelia on Naxos (Adam: Giselle) and Bonynge on Decca both include a couple large interpolations. The Marriner recording lacks these, numerous repeats, and even a couple whole numbers. It's a pleasing recording, but not complete.
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