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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Saint-Saens, Camille  (Composer) , Colin Davis (Conductor) , Jose Cura (Tenor Voice) , Olga Borodina (Mezzosoprano Voice
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  Наименование CD :
   Samson Et Dalila (Colin Davis)

Год издания : 1998

Компания звукозаписи : Elektra, Erato

Время звучания : 2:03:51

К-во CD : 2

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Classics (Opera)      

Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47 - Самсон и Далила

другое исполнение - D Barenboim

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Libretto (en)

Libretto (dh,fr)

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra

Samson - Jose Cura

Dalila - Olga Borodina

Le Grand-Pretre de Dagon - Jean-Philippe LaFont

Abimelech - Egils Silins

Un vieillard hebreu - Robert Lloyd

Un messager philislin - Remi Garin

Premier philislin - Gilles Ragon

Deuxieme philislin - Olivier Lallouette


Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47

Even though Camille Saint-Saens composed a dozen operas, his only work of this genre to have survived the stage is Samson et Dalila (1868-1875). If not for his close and influential friendship with Liszt, the composition may never have been completed. Even though his chamber works and symphonies attracted considerable attention, more assured musical glory existed in the theater. This stimulated him enough to initiate efforts on what later became his best-known opera, Samson et Dalila.

Saint-Saens first gained interest in the account of Samson and Delilah when he heard that Rameau's opera, based on Voltaire's libretto of the topic, had failed. Working with his librettist, Creole Ferdinand Lemaire, Saint-Saens immediately began to work the subject into an oratorio. Under the influence of Lemaire, the composer changed directions and scored it as an opera, beginning with, for no apparent reason, the second act. Viewed as a sacrilegious transformation of biblical scripture, commercial theater managers avoided it as box-office poison. Upon hearing mention of the project, with his usual perspicacity Liszt saw the value of the work and, comfortably backed by the Grand Duke at Weimar, encouraged its completion and promised to have it performed. The outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war thwarted the timely completion of the project; thus, it required a total of eight years to finish. When a portion of the opera was heard on Good Friday 1875, in the Theatre du Chatelet, the reaction was quite discouraging; nevertheless, it received a full premiere in 1877 at the Grand Ducal Theatre in Weimar, just as Liszt had assured. From there it had its French premiere at the Paris Opera in 1892, where it was staged 500 times more prior to the composer's death, becoming comparable in success with Faust and Rigoletto.

Even though Saint-Saens was considerably influenced by masters of the operas such as Wagner, Handel, Offenbach, Gounod, and Meyerbeer, none of his other operas came close to achieving the level of fame and prestige experienced by Samson et Dalila, perhaps due to the composer's lack of theatrical abilities. Attracted to the purity of music, he refused to recognize the emotional and sensual possibilities in his work. Samson et Dalila, which was actually more of a series of tableaux than an opera, had room to avoid these indulgences by nature of its biblical subject matter; however, his other works of this genre, in the eyes of critics, did not. The work is a synthesis of Wagnerian drama and French and Italian operatic forms, containing skillful structures and eloquent melodies. As one of the brightest jewels of French opera, the work is considered "a dream of antique purity and modern orchestral experimentation," which thoroughly demonstrates Saint-Saens' compositional capabilities.

-Meredith Gailey


  Соисполнители :

Egils Silins (Bass Voice)
Gilles Ragon (Tenor Voice)
Jean-Philippe LaFont (Baritone Voice)
London Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra)
Olivier Lallouette (Baritone Voice)
Remi Garin (Tenor Voice)
Robert Lloyd (Bass Voice)

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Наименование трека



   1 01 Dieu! Dieu D'Israel! Ecoute La Priere         0:05:22  
   1 02 Un Jour, De Nous Tu Detournas La Face         0:03:53  
   1 03 Arretez, o Mes Freres!         0:02:42  
   1 04 L'as-tu Donc Oublee, Celui Dont La Puissance         0:03:19  
   1 05 Qui Donc Eleve Ici La Voix?         0:02:33  
   1 06 C'est Toi Que Sa Bouche Invective         0:03:02  
   1 07 Que Vois-je? Abimelech!         0:01:11  
   1 08 Seigneur! La Troupe Furieuse         0:02:50  
   1 09 Hymne De Joie, Hymne De Delivrance         0:05:24  
   1 10 Voici Le Printemps Nous Portant Des Fleurs         0:02:29  
   1 11 Je Viens Celebrer La Victoire         0:03:17  
   1 12 Danse Des Pretresses De Dagon         0:02:27  
   1 13 Printemps Qui Commence         0:06:19  
   2 01 Prelude         0:02:18  
   2 02 Samson, Recherchant Ma Presence         0:04:54  
   2 03 J'ai Gravi La Montagne         0:04:52  
   2 04 Qu'importe A Dalila Ton Or?         0:03:51  
   2 05 Il Faut, Pour Assouvir Ma Haine         0:02:00  
   2 06 Samson, Me Disais-tu, Dans Ces Lieux         0:03:07  
   2 07 En Ces Lieux, Malgre Moi         0:04:44  
   2 08 Qu'importe A Mon Coeur Desole         0:04:56  
   2 09 Mon Coeur S'ouvre A Ta Voix         0:06:01  
   2 10 Mais!... Non! Que Dis-je?         0:06:12  
   2 11 Vois Ma Misere, Helas! Vois Ma Detresse!         0:11:01  
   2 12 L'aube Qui Blanchit Deja Les Coteaux         0:03:36  
   2 13 Bacchanale         0:06:31  
   2 14 Salut! Salut Au Juge D'Israel         0:02:13  
   2 15 Laisse-moi Prendre Ta Main         0:02:52  
   2 16 Allons, Samson, Divertis-nous         0:01:56  
   2 17 Viens, Dalila, Rendre Gr?ce A Nos Dieux         0:04:01  
   2 18 Guidez Ses Pas Vers Le Milieu Du Temple         0:03:59  


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