Berlioz: Les Troyéns à Carthage
    [side 1:] Act I, sc. 1: An arbor in Didon's palace.
    [side 2:] Act I, cont'd.
    [side 3:] Act II, sc. 2: Didon's garden by the seashore
    [side 4:] Act II, cont'd.
    [side 5:] Act III, sc. 3: The Trojan fleet in port.
    [side 6:] Act IV, sc. 4: Didon's apartments; sc. 5: A terrace commanding a view of the sea.

Hermann Scherchen, conductor. Arda Mandikian, mezzo-soprano (Didon); Jean Giraudeau, tenor (Enée); Janine Collard, contralto (Anna); Xavier Depraz, bass (Narbal); Micheline Rolle, soprano (Ascagne); André Dran, tenor (Iopas); Gérard Abdoun (Panthé), bass; Bernard Gallet, tenor (Hylas); Georges Abdoun, baritone (1st soldier); Jean Cazin, bass (2nd soldier) . Ensemble Vocal de Paris, dir. André Jouve.

DESCRIPTION: 3 discs, 33 1/3 rpm, analog, monophonic, 12 in.

NOTES: Recorded 2-3 and 5-9 May 1952, Salle de La Mutualité, Paris (public concert 10 May 1952, Palais de Chaillot).

  • Westminster WAL 304. Selmer logo appears on all labels beneath Westminster logo. Automatic sequence. Matrix nos. XTV 17755 (label; etched + -1A), XTV 17756 (etched + -1B), XTV 17757 (etched + -2B), XTV 17758 (etched + -2B), XTV 17759 (etched + -2C), XTV 17760 (etched + -1C). Boxed, there titled The Trojans at Carthage; notes by Jacques Barzun. Synopsis, libretto with transl. (by Sam Morgenstern) laid in, 28 pp. $18.40 [rev. September 1952ff.]. 1952.
    • = Ducretet-Thomson 300 C 117­19 (DTL 93001-03). Progam notes, synopsis by Roger Cotte on slipcase [1954]
    • Reissued as CD: EMI France (Tahra) TAH 143/44 (2 CDs) (1995; US release March 1997).

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