Jacques Offenbach

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 Discography

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X-115 Offenbach*, Efrem Kurtz Conducting The London Philharmonic Orchestra* Offenbach*, Efrem Kurtz Conducting The London Philharmonic Orchestra* - Gaite Parisienne(2xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia X-115 US 1940 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
WDM 1147 Offenbach* - Boston "Pops" Orchestra* ; Arthur Fiedler Offenbach* - Boston "Pops" Orchestra* ; Arthur Fiedler - Gaîté Parisienne (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal WDM 1147 US 1949 Sell This Version
ML 4233 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
LM-1817 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 LM-1817 Canada 1954 Sell This Version
17 049 LPE Jacques Offenbach Hoffmanns Erzählungen Deutsche Grammophon 17 049 LPE Germany 1955 Sell This Version
35327 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
LM-1990 Jacques Offenbach, The Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler Jacques Offenbach, The Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler - Offenbach In America (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1990 Canada 1956 Sell This Version
DM 5291 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(10", Album, Mono) Supraphon DM 5291 Czechoslovakia 1956 Sell This Version
DM 5291 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(10", Album, Mono) Supraphon DM 5291 Czechoslovakia 1956 Sell This Version
S 06.606 R Jacques Offenbach / Orchestre De Philadelphie*, Eugène Ormandy* Jacques Offenbach / Orchestre De Philadelphie*, Eugène Ormandy* - Gaîté Parisienne (Complete) Columbia Masterworks S 06.606 R France 1957 Sell This Version
LOC-1029, LOC 1029 Offenbach* La Périchole(LP, Album) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal LOC-1029, LOC 1029 US 1957 Sell This Version
LC 3344 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
LM-2267, LM 2267, LM-2267 RE Offenbach* / Khachaturian* - Boston Pops Orchestra*, Arthur Fiedler Offenbach* / Khachaturian* - Boston Pops Orchestra*, Arthur Fiedler - Gaîté Parisienne / Gayne Ballet Suite (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal LM-2267, LM 2267, LM-2267 RE US 1958 Sell This Version
ERB 1817, ERB-1817 Offenbach* - Boston Pops Orchestra*, Arthur Fiedler Offenbach* - Boston Pops Orchestra*, Arthur Fiedler - Gaîté Parisienne (Album, EP) RCA Victor Red Seal ERB 1817, ERB-1817 US 1954 Sell This Version
ST 1084 Rossini*, Gounod*, Offenbach*, Philharmonia Orchestra, The* Conducted By Herbert Von Karajan Rossini*, Gounod*, Offenbach*, Philharmonia Orchestra, The* Conducted By Herbert Von Karajan - Gaite Parisienne / William Tell Ballet Music World Record Club ST 1084 UK 1958 Sell This Version
GGL 0052 P. Montiel*, Le Ballet Francais Orchestre, Jacques Offenbach P. Montiel*, Le Ballet Francais Orchestre, Jacques Offenbach - Gaite Parisienne (Album) Audio Spectrum GGL 0052 UK 1959 Sell This Version
P8296 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(LP, Album) Capitol Records P8296 US 1959 Sell This Version
M0710 Offenbach*, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra And Chorus*, Jean Morel Offenbach*, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra And Chorus*, Jean Morel - The Tales Of Hoffmann (Abridged) RCA Victor Red Seal M0710 US 1959 Sell This Version
CSD 1316 Offenbach*, Sadler's Wells Opera Company Offenbach*, Sadler's Wells Opera Company - Presents Orpheus In The Underworld (Album) His Master's Voice CSD 1316 UK 1960 Sell This Version
SP-8405, SP8405 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 SP-8405, SP8405 US 1960 Sell This Version
ACL 104 Jacques Offenbach, The London Philharmonic Orchestra Jacques Offenbach, The London Philharmonic Orchestra - Famous Offenbach Overtures, No. 3 Decca ACL 104 UK 1960 Sell This Version
SLPEM 136 230 Jacques Offenbach Tales Of Hoffmann - Selections (Album) Deutsche Grammophon SLPEM 136 230 Germany 1960 Sell This Version
G 05.593 R Jacques Offenbach / Grand Orchestre Et Choeurs René Alix Direction : Marcel Cariven / Dario Moreno, Renée Doria, Andrée Gabriel, Andréa Guiot, Lucien Huberty Jacques Offenbach / Grand Orchestre Et Choeurs René Alix Direction : Marcel Cariven / Dario Moreno, Renée Doria, Andrée Gabriel, Andréa Guiot, Lucien Huberty - Quatre Ouvertures Célèbres(10", Mono) Philips G 05.593 R France 1960 Sell This Version
135045 Offenbach*, Berlioz*, Auber*, Dukas*, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Paul Strauss, Orchestre National De L'Opéra De Monte-Carlo, Louis Frémaux Offenbach*, Berlioz*, Auber*, Dukas*, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Paul Strauss, Orchestre National De L'Opéra De Monte-Carlo, Louis Frémaux - French Impressions(LP) Deutsche Grammophon 135045 UK 1960 Sell This Version