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Richard Bonynge

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
Richard Bonynge