The French revolution (musical comedy)
See also: the French revolution
SynopsisWith the French revolution for backdrop, history of the impossible loves between a son of tradesmen, Charles Gauthier, become appointed State third, and a girl belonging to the nobility, Isabelle de Montmorency, constraint to flee with the royal family…
There were two versions: that of origin (double album), and that, more packed, presented a few years later to the theater Mogador (box of 3 albums).
- Texts of Alain Boublil and Jean-max River.
- Music of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Raymond Jeannot.
- Arrangements of Jean-Claude Petit and Martin Circus.
- Antoine: general Bonaparte.
- Cyril Azzam : general Kellermann.
- Alain Bashung: Robespierre.
- Jean Bentho: Mr. of Fayette, adviser of the king.
- Children of Bondy: children of the king.
- Charlots: Talleyrand and priests.
- Noëlle Rope-maker: Isabelle de Montmorency.
- Mario d' Alba: an adviser of the king, a newspaper seller, a prison warder.
- Raymond Jeannot: a newspaper seller.
- Gerard Layani: the Terror (soloist).
- Martin Circus: Danton and deputies of the State third.
- Jean-François Michael: soloist of Chouans.
- Franca Di Rienzo : Marie-Antoinette.
- Jean-max River: Marat.
- Jean-Pierre Savelli: Charles Gauthier.
- Claude-Michel Schönberg: Louis XVI.
- Jean Schultheis: Antoine Fouquier-Tinville.
- Elisabeth Vigna: Mrs Sans-Gêne.
- System Crapoutchick (Alain Chamfort, Daniel Balavoine…) : the Nobility, Terror (choruses)…
First editionThe disc was published in double album vinyl in 1973 pennies reference LDM 30166 to the Vogue discs. The album contains a booklet of sixteen pages containing a cartoon offering the words on twelve pages.
Disc 1, face 1
- General states:
- the king
- the nobility
- the clergy
- the third State
- Charles Gauthier
- In Versailles (July 14th, 1789)
- Return of the Bastille: French, French; It is called Charles Gauthier
Disc 2, face 2
- With bottom all the privileges
- Declaration of the human rights and the citizen
- That will go, that will go!
- Four seasons for a love
- Oath of Talleyrand; federation
celebrates Disc 2, face 3
- Newspaper seller; the fatherland is in danger (Danton)
- the exile
- Valmy (general Kellermann); proclamation of the Republic
- It is beautiful linen my general (Mrs Sans-Gêne and the Bonaparte general)
- the lawsuit of Louis XVI: indictment (Fouquier-Tinville)
- Louis XVI (execution)
Disc 1, face 4
- Chouans, ahead!
- terror is in us
- the horrible assassination of the Marat citizen by perfidious the Charlotte Corday
- In the small hour (Marie-Antoinette)
- Robespierre: that I am wrong or that I am right
- the supreme festival Être
- the prison
- Révolution (final)
- the passage devoted to the assassination of Marat by Charlotte Corday was completely rewritten. Of light interlude in the first version, it becomes in the second a passage of opera to three votes between Charlotte, Marat (which lengthily sing the dagger planted in full heart) and the maidservant of this last.
- a new scene was added: a dialog of confrontation between Charles Gauthier and Robespierre, whose each worms is a counterpart of a character.
- the French revolution, nonofficial site
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