Rossini: La Boutique Fantasque; Chopin: Les Sylphides; Massenet: Meditation from Thais (CD)
A sprightly recording of Respighi’s wonderful tapestry of Rossini’s music for the ballet stage is coupled with some of the most gorgeous orchestral playing you’ll ever hear in the Chopin/Douglas ‘Les Sylphides’. And to finish off, a much-popularised recording of the ‘Meditation from Thaïs’ – from a young Nigel Kennedy!
GIOACHINO ROSSINI (arr. Respighi): La Boutique Fantasque
FREDERIC CHOPIN (arr. Douglas): Les Sylphides
JULES MASSENET: Meditation from Thaïs
Nigel Kennedy, violin (Massenet)
National Philharmonic Orchestra