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Neeme Järvi and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande move onto Offenbach’s effervescent music in this, their third album of French orchestral works of the nineteenth century
Offenbach kicked off all of his highly successful satirical operettas with fizzing, tuneful overtures. Orpheus in the Underworld, La Belle Hélène, La Vie parisienne are all here along with The Tales of Hoffmann and other lesser known works.
The pairing of Järvi and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande give Offenbach all the joy, excitement and warmth that they previously gave to Chabrier. And it's all recorded in immaculate SACD sound in Geneva’s historic Victoria Hall.