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10 Jan 2013

Sir Thomas Beecham / London Philharmonic - "French Orchestral Showpieces" - Columbia 1934-1939

Chabrier:  "Espana" - Rhapsody
Bizet:  "Carmen" - suite   /   Bizet:  "L'Arlesienne" - suites 1 & 2  (excerpts)   /     Bizet:  "La jolie fille de Perth" - suite
Offenbach:  "The Tales of Hoffmann" - excerpts  
Debussy:  Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un Faune    
Berlioz:  "La Damnation de Faust" - excerpts   /      Berlioz:  Le Carnaval Romain, op.9 - overture**            
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London Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Sir Thomas Beecham    
EMI World Records   SHB 55 / SH 1002**  (1979).  78 Transfers by Anthony Griffith.   (Gretry included in Rossini-Beecham post, above)   
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(Carnaval Romain: 27 Nov.1936 CAX7890/1, LX570)