GIACOMO MEYERBEER (1791-1864): Danse bohémienne from Les Huguenots, Pas de cinq and Ballet des Nonnes from Robert le Diable, Suite dansante from L'Étoile du Nord, Ballet des Patineurs from Le Prophète, Marche indienne from L'Africaine.
Catalogue Number: 04P038
Description: Meyerbeer's reputation rests on the four great operas he wrote for the Paris Opera (the ones listed above except for L'Étoile) and, it being the tradition in Paris going back to Lully, there needed to be lavish ballet episodes in any opera produced there. Here is 69 minutes of such colorful, often exotically orchestrated music which often gets cut from modern performances of these operas. Barcelona Symphony Orchestra; Michal Nesterowicz.