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Kerstmuziek - Verschenen op 2 oktober 2015 | Portico Music

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 januari 1962 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 17 augustus 2018 | Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 januari 1962 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Pop - Verschenen op 2 december 2011 | Columbia

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 19 augustus 1992 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 januari 1992 | Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 oktober 1991 | Sony Classical

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 januari 2009 | Denon

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 18 april 1930 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 januari 2009 | Denon

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Pop - Verschenen op 22 januari 2012 | WM Sweden

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Pop - Verschenen op 20 november 2017 | WM Finland

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Pop - Verschenen op 16 december 2016 | CAPITOL

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Vocale muziek (wereldlijk en religieus) - Verschenen op 1 januari 2007 | Decca (UMO)

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Opera - Verschenen op 1 januari 1994 | CapriccioNR

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Balletten - Verschenen op 15 december 2001 | Marco-Polo

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 31 januari 1998 | Naxos

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Opera - Verschenen op 16 februari 2018 | Timpani

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Poor Adam… With the exception of his ballet Gisèle, which still serves as a musical support for many performances on various scenes around the world, Le Postillon de Longjumeau is very rarely performed – and Minuit, Chrétiens (who knows if it’s from him?) –, Adam is on the sidelines. Despite his 45 comic operas and more than 15 ballets that were performed from London to Saint Petersburg, his name hasn’t left a mark for posterity. In fact, he even said it himself: “I have no other ambition for my theatre music than to create something clear, easy to understand and amusing for the audience. I can only make a little music. So I do the best I can, and in the way I know how, waiting for the moment when the public loses interest in me and I stop writing.” In this respect, the present comic opera Le Chalet is a little gem of lightness and amusement: Adam was a talented composer, with great verve and charm, who fully mastered the art of “memorable motifs”, the ones you hum right after the show, the musical equivalent of a bon mot in theatre, and – according to Bizet who knew a thing or two about composing for an audience − ” the only way a composer has to make himself understood by a modern audience.” With great finesse, Adam’s partition is faithful to the atmospheres and effects suggested in Scribe’s libretto. The efficient dramatic progressions are the sign of an unwavering theatrical sensibility. His rapid success and writing talents brought out jealousy in Adam, even the acrimony of his peers − particularly Berlioz − who criticised his convenience and “vulgarity”, accusing him of pandering to popular tastes. But in fact, Adam was a master of musical seduction and performed it the right way. His pleasant music consciously charms the listener with great elegance, refinement and savoir-faire. Labelled as a “comic opera”, Le Chalet is in fact a blend of several genres. Its style draws from the Théâtre du Vaudeville, which the young Adam frequented and supplied under various pseudonyms. Furthermore Le Chalet can be considered as a precursor of the operetta – as it seems to have influenced Offenbach in his early days… So why not enjoy it? A dazzling stage, a dedicated orchestra, wonderful dialogues: this work has all the ingredients to be discovered in the best possible light. © SM/Qobuz
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Balletten - Verschenen op 12 november 2008 | Via Classic