Les cloches de Corneville : Work information

Composers
(Jean) Robert Planquette ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Luxembourg Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paul Bonneau (Conductor)

This work

Work name
Les cloches de Corneville
Work number
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Key
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Genre
A
Composed
1877-00-00 02:00:00

This recording

Label
Fioretti
Producer
Ivan Pastor
Engineer
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Recording date
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The Composers

(Jean) Robert Planquette

Track listing

  • Overture 4:28 min

Notes

Robert Planquette was still working as a café-concert pianist and song-writer when his three-act operetta Les cloches de Corneville (The Bells of Corneville) rocketed him to overnight fame.

Set in Normandy and telling the story of the Marquis de Villeroi's return to re-claim his inheritence from the miserly Gaspard, Les cloches had over 400 consecutive performances after its first production at the Folies-Dramatiques on 19 April 1877. Within a decade, it had reached 1000 performances and was a big hit in London in an English translation.

Musically attractive with a profusion of sparkling melody, Les cloches is a colourful score. Highlights include the incredibly popular Legend of the Bells, the Marquis' waltz I've been three times round the world, and the effervescent and elegant overture.