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Jaqueline Du Pre - Jacqueline’s Tears (Jacques Offenbach)

Les Larmes de Jacqueline (Jacqueline’s Tears) Op.76 No.2 / Harmonies du soir Op.68 composed by Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) and dedicated to Arsène Houssaye. The performance is by Werner Thomas with Münchener Kammerorchester and it’s dedicated to Jacqueline Du Pre.

The Best Solos
  • Piccolo: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. 3
  • Flute: Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals, Aviary
  • Oboe: Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, Serenata
  • English Horn: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8, Mvmt. 1
  • E-Flat Clarinet: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, Mvmt. 2
  • B-Flat Clarinet: Offenbach: Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
  • Bass Clarinet: Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
  • Bassoon: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade, Mvmt. 2
  • Contrabassoon: Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • French Horn: R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche
  • Trumpet: Mahler: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 1
  • Trombone: R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
  • Tuba: Gershwin: An American in Paris
  • Percussion: Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, Mvmt. 2
  • Violin: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 2
  • Viola: Brahms: Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. 2
  • Cello: Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 2
  • Double Bass: Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals, L'Elephant
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Jacques Offenbach - Ouverture and Ballet from Le Voyage dans la lune

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Conduisez-moi vers celui que j'adore, from Offenbach’s operetta Robinson Crusoe, sung by Joan Sutherland.

30 Day Opera Challenge

Day Nine: Aria or piece that you find the most recognisable ever

The Infernal Gallop (Can-Can) from Orphée aux Enfers (Jacques Offenbach)

I’ve heard this piece so many times that I don’t even remember when the first time I heard it was. I do remember hearing it in Moulin Rouge!, when a song was actually composed to the melody, and I even heard it used in bar fight scenes in the anime Fairy Tail. I really like this piece for its energy and fun vibe, and I’m always reminded of Moulin Rouge! whenever I hear it.

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Jacques Offenbach - Opera Barcarolle - La Vita è Bella - Life Is Beatiful - La Vida Es Bella.flv