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Honegger & Ibert: L'Aiglon - Anne-Catherine Gillet (soprano); Anne-Catherine Gillet (vocals); Etienne Dupuis (baritone); Hélène Guilmette (soprano);...
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  1. L'Aiglon, opera, H. 108
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The notes to this Decca release offer various theories for the almost total disappearance of this hugely listenable 1937 opera, beginning with the fact that its nationalistic French theme made it unperformable for several years soon after its premier. Here's one more theory: classical music listeners are invested in the idea of the solitary composer offering an individual creation to the world, and collaborative works, few and very far between, somehow do not compute. L'Aiglon (the "little eagle" was the ill-fated Napoleon ...

Honegger & Ibert: L'Aiglon 2016, Decca

UPC: 028947895022

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