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.
shout out to my man offenbach because most classical orchestra pieces take like 5 hours to get to the little one minute part that everyone knows but when jacques wrote the infernal galop for orpheus in the underworld (aka the can-can) he wasnt fuckin around its 2 minutes long and every second of it slaps
Last post of 2011.
Rare recording of Jacqueline Du Pre (dictionary definition of elegance) plays Les Larmes de Jacqueline (Jacqueline’s Tears) Op.76 No.2 / Harmonies du soir Op.68 composed by Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) dedicated to Arsène Houssaye.
also watch this.
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.