Jacques Offenbach

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Jacob Offenbach
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(20 June 1819 – 4 October 1880) was a German-born French composer and cellist of the Romantic era and one of the originators of the operetta form. Of German-Jewish ancestry, he was one of the most influential composers of popular music in Europe in the 19th century, and many of his works remain in the repertory.

Offenbach's numerous operettas, such as Orpheus in the Underworld, and La belle Hélène, were extremely popular in both France and the English-speaking world during the 1850s and 1860s. They combined political and cultural satire with witty grand opera parodies. His popularity in France went down during the 1870s after the Second Empire, and he fled France, but during the last years of his life, his popularity rebounded, and several of his operettas are still performed. While his name remains associated most closely with the French operetta and the Second Empire, it is Offenbach's one fully operatic masterpiece, Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), composed at the end of his career, that has become the most familiar of Offenbach's works in major opera houses.
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Jacques Offenbach - Gaité Parisienne album art Efrem Kurtz Conducting The London Philharmonic Orchestra - Offenbach* Efrem Kurtz Conducting The London Philharmonic Orchestra - Offenbach* - Gaité Parisienne (Album) Columbia Masterworks US 1937 Sell This Version
MX-325, 13041-D, 13042-D Offenbach* Gaîté Parisienne - Ballet(2xShellac, 10", Album) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks MX-325, 13041-D, 13042-D US 1948 Sell This Version
Jacques Offenbach - Gaîté Parisienne album art Offenbach* - Boston "Pops" Orchestra* ; Arthur Fiedler Offenbach* - Boston "Pops" Orchestra* ; Arthur Fiedler - Gaîté Parisienne (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1949 Sell This Version
ML 4233 Jacques Offenbach - Gaite Parisienne Ballet & Russian Music album art Efrem Kurtz, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra / Jacques Offenbach Efrem Kurtz, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra / Jacques Offenbach - Gaite Parisienne Ballet & Russian Music(LP) Columbia ML 4233 US 1949 Sell This Version
P12-31 Jacques Offenbach - Great French Ballet And Theatre Music album art Bizet*, Offenbach*, Delibes* - Linz Symphony Orchestra Bizet*, Offenbach*, Delibes* - Linz Symphony Orchestra - Great French Ballet And Theatre Music(LP, Album, Mono) Plymouth P12-31 USA & Canada 1952 Sell This Version
1256 Jacques Offenbach - Tenor Arias album art Rudolph Schock*, Berlin Opera Orchestra*, Verdi*, Mozart*, Meyerbeer*, Thomas*, Offenbach* Rudolph Schock*, Berlin Opera Orchestra*, Verdi*, Mozart*, Meyerbeer*, Thomas*, Offenbach* - Tenor Arias(LP) Royale 1256 US 1952 Sell This Version
1301 Jacques Offenbach - Gaîté Parisienne album art Offenbach* Gaîté Parisienne(LP, Album, Mono) Royale 1301 US 1952 Sell This Version
R-199-172 Jacques Offenbach - Gaité Parisienne album art Offenbach*, Manuel Rosenthal, RIAS Symphony Orchestra* Offenbach*, Manuel Rosenthal, RIAS Symphony Orchestra* - Gaité Parisienne(LP) Remington R-199-172 US 1953 Sell This Version
Jacques Offenbach - Gaîté Parisienne / Les Patineurs album art Offenbach* / Meyerbeer* - Boston Pops Orchestra*, Arthur Fiedler Offenbach* / Meyerbeer* - Boston Pops Orchestra*, Arthur Fiedler - Gaîté Parisienne / Les Patineurs (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal US 1954 Sell This Version
DTX 30143 Jacques Offenbach - Orphée Aux Enfers album art Jacques Offenbach, Michel Roux, Claude Devos, Claudine Collart, Andrée Grandjean, Deva Dassy, Freda Betti, Liliane Berton Jacques Offenbach, Michel Roux, Claude Devos, Claudine Collart, Andrée Grandjean, Deva Dassy, Freda Betti, Liliane Berton - Orphée Aux Enfers(LP) Pathé DTX 30143 France 1954 Sell This Version
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By John Barnett (3) / Ponchielli* / Liszt* / Tchaikovsky* / Saint-Saens* / Offenbach* Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By John Barnett (3) / Ponchielli* / Liszt* / Tchaikovsky* / Saint-Saens* / Offenbach* - Starlight Encores (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Canada 1955 Sell This Version
Jacques Offenbach - Hoffmanns Erzählungen album art Jacques Offenbach Hoffmanns Erzählungen Deutsche Grammophon Germany 1955 Sell This Version
Jacques Offenbach - Offenbach In America album art Jacques Offenbach, The Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler Jacques Offenbach, The Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler - Offenbach In America (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal Canada 1956 Sell This Version
Jacques Offenbach - Krásná Helena / Mam'zelle Nitouche album art Jacques Offenbach, Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy, Florimond Ronger Hervé*, Albert Millaud Jacques Offenbach, Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy, Florimond Ronger Hervé*, Albert Millaud - Krásná Helena / Mam'zelle Nitouche (Album) Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1956 Sell This Version
35327 Jacques Offenbach - Philharmonia Pop Concert album art Waldteufel*, Johann Strauss, 2nd*, Johann Strauss, 1st*, Chabrier*, Von Suppé*, Weinberger*, Offenbach*, Herbert Von Karajan And Philharmonia Orchestra Waldteufel*, Johann Strauss, 2nd*, Johann Strauss, 1st*, Chabrier*, Von Suppé*, Weinberger*, Offenbach*, Herbert Von Karajan And Philharmonia Orchestra - Philharmonia Pop Concert(LP) Angel Records 35327 UK 1956 Sell This Version
RLP8027 Jacques Offenbach - Offenbach at his best album art Jacques Offenbach, Frieda Teller, Les Musiciens De Chaillot, William Gunther Jacques Offenbach, Frieda Teller, Les Musiciens De Chaillot, William Gunther - Offenbach at his best(LP) Request Records (2) RLP8027 US 1956 Sell This Version
Jacques Offenbach - Gaîté Parisienne (Complete) album art Jacques Offenbach / Orchestre De Philadelphie*, Eugène Ormandy* Jacques Offenbach / Orchestre De Philadelphie*, Eugène Ormandy* - Gaîté Parisienne (Complete) (Album) Columbia Masterworks France 1957 Sell This Version
Jacques Offenbach - La Périchole album art Offenbach* La Périchole (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal US 1957 Sell This Version
LC 3344 Jacques Offenbach - La Vie Parisienne (Excerpts) album art Marcel Cariven Conducting Renée Doria, Dario Moreno With Other Soloists And The René Alix Chorus* & Orchestra* / Offenbach* Marcel Cariven Conducting Renée Doria, Dario Moreno With Other Soloists And The René Alix Chorus* & Orchestra* / Offenbach* - La Vie Parisienne (Excerpts)(LP, Album, Mono) Epic LC 3344 US 1957 Sell This Version
Jacques Offenbach - Gaîté Parisienne album art Offenbach* - Boston Pops Orchestra*, Arthur Fiedler Offenbach* - Boston Pops Orchestra*, Arthur Fiedler - Gaîté Parisienne (Album, EP) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1954 Sell This Version
Jacques Offenbach - Les Contes D'Hoffmann - Extraits album art Offenbach*Simone Borghese · Geori Boué · Vina Bovy · Renée Doria · Fanely Revoil · Bourvil · Raoul Jobin · Louis Musy · André Pernet · Charles Soix - Chœurs* Et Orchestre Du Théâtre National De L'Opéra-Comique, André Cluytens Offenbach*Simone Borghese · Geori Boué · Vina Bovy · Renée Doria · Fanely Revoil · Bourvil · Raoul Jobin · Louis Musy · André Pernet · Charles Soix - Chœurs* Et Orchestre Du Théâtre National De L'Opéra-Comique, André Cluytens - Les Contes D'Hoffmann - Extraits Columbia, Columbia France 1958 Sell This Version
Jacques Offenbach - Gaité Parisienne · William Tell Ballet Music · Faust Ballet Music album art Herbert Von Karajan, Offenbach*, Rossini*, Gounod*, Philharmonia Orchestra Herbert Von Karajan, Offenbach*, Rossini*, Gounod*, Philharmonia Orchestra - Gaité Parisienne · William Tell Ballet Music · Faust Ballet Music (Album) Angel Records US 1958 Sell This Version
Jacques Offenbach - Gaite Parisienne album art Offenbach*, The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Felix Slatkin Offenbach*, The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Felix Slatkin - Gaite Parisienne (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1958 Sell This Version
Jacques Offenbach - Gaîté Parisienne / Graduation Ball album art Jacques Offenbach / Johann Strauss*, Antal Dorati, Minneapolis Symphony* Jacques Offenbach / Johann Strauss*, Antal Dorati, Minneapolis Symphony* - Gaîté Parisienne / Graduation Ball Mercury, Mercury Living Presence US 1958 Sell This Version
SR90016, AMS16005 Jacques Offenbach - Gaîté Parisienne / Graduation Ball album art Jacques Offenbach / Johann Strauss*, Antal Dorati, Minneapolis Symphony* Jacques Offenbach / Johann Strauss*, Antal Dorati, Minneapolis Symphony* - Gaîté Parisienne / Graduation Ball(LP) Mercury Living Presence, Olympian Series SR90016, AMS16005 UK 1958 Sell This Version