Respighi created La Boutique Fantastique from an assemblage of Rossi melodies as a ballet for Diaghilev depicting a toy store filled with mechanical wonders. Dangerously fast speeds that boggle the mind handled like they were playing "The Star Spangled Banner" The sound is impeccable with every part (and there's a lot of non-traditional percussion) is heard. It is amply cued and has good documentation. It's pairing the suite from "La Boutique Fantastique" is just as memorable. By the way, did I mention these recordings were made in the late 1950s and have had the highest honor in the Penguin Guide for as long as I can remember. Don't look any further.
La Boutique Fantasque - Ballet. Introduction And Tarantella. Introduction Mazurka And Scene. Arranged By, Orchestrated By – Respighi. Composed By – Rossini. Conductor – Ernest Ansermet. Orchestra – The London Symphony Orchestra. Record label (orange): "Made In S. Africa" Seal of Guarantee in English on front of sleeve and Afrikaans on rear sleeve Catalog as on cover: LXT 2555 Catalog as on labels: LX. 555 Made in England Printed in England by F. R. Britton & C. Lt. London, . Código de Barras e Outros Identificadores. Matrix, Runout (Runout Side A, stamped): CA ARL 497-1A.
There are few performances of the Offenbach/Rosenthal ballet Gaîté Parisienne to match Arthur Fiedler's delightful 1954 recording with the Boston Pops Orchestra, and the companion piece on this RCA Living Stereo reissue, the Rossini/Respighi ballet La boutique fantasque, is similarly a joy to hear again since the 1956 performance is still a classic among few competitors.
Rossini-Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque. La boutique fantasque, ballet after Rossini, P. 120. Richard Bonynge. Soirées Musicales (Rossini Suite 1), suite for orchestra, Op. 9. 2.
Original by Rossini, after orchestral version by Respighi. La boutique fantasque. I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. London: Alhambra Theatre (perf.
La Boutique Fantasque. Gioacchino Rossini/arr. Mahaffey - Grand Mesa Music. Respighi based this ballet suite on the earlier opera music of Gioacchino Rossini. This three-movements piece opens with a spirited Can-Can, followed by a beautiful and melodic Valse spotlighting the woodwind section. The suite concludes with a rousing and dynamic Galop.