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Faure: Masques Et Bergamasques / Ludovic Morlot, Seattle Symphony

Seattle Symphony / Morlot / Mcgill / Velinzon
Release Date: 06/10/2014 
Label:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra   Catalog #: 1004   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Demarre McGillAlexander VelinzonEfe Baltacigil
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Fauré’s most beloved orchestral works are presented here in sumptuous, refined and beautifully recorded performances. With charismatic interpretations of the three short works for solo instruments and a rare recording of the choral version of the famous Pavane, this is a definitive collection of Fauré’s orchestral music.

With naturalistic imaging, depth of field and dynamic range, these recordings are engineered to audiophile standards and aim to capture as realistically as possible the sound of the orchestra performing on the Benaroya Hall stage. Digital content will be available in stereo, 96k 24-bit high resolution, and 5.1 surround sound.

This is the fourth disc on the Seattle Symphony’s new
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Works on This Recording

1.
Masques et bergamasques, suite for orchestra, Op. 112 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; France 
Venue:  S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Ben 
Length: 13 Minutes 0 Secs. 
2.
Fantaisie for Flute and Piano, Op. 79 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Demarre McGill (Flute)
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
Venue:  S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Ben 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
3.
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80: Suite by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
Venue:  S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Ben 
Length: 17 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4.
Berceuse for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 16 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Alexander Velinzon (Violin)
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; France 
Date of Recording: 02/15/2013 
Venue:  S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Ben 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
5.
Elégie for Cello and Piano, Op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Efe Baltacigil (Cello)
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
Venue:  S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Ben 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
6.
Dolly, Op. 56 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1897; France 
Venue:  S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Ben 
Length: 15 Minutes 38 Secs. 
7.
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Venue:  S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Ben 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Masques et bergamasques Suite, Op. 112: I. Ouverture: Allegro molto vivo
Masques et bergamasques Suite, Op. 112: II. Menuet: Tempo di minuetto - Allegretto moderato
Masques et bergamasques Suite, Op. 112: III. Gavotte: Allegro vivo
Masques et bergamasques Suite, Op. 112: IV. Pastorale: Andantino tranquillo
Fantaisie, Op. 79 (arr. Y. Talmi for flute and orchestra)
Pelleas et Melisande Suite, Op. 80: I. Prelude
Pelleas et Melisande Suite, Op. 80: II. Fileuse
Pelleas et Melisande Suite, Op. 80: III. Sicilienne
Pelleas et Melisande Suite, Op. 80: IV. Mort de Melisande: Molto adagio
Berceuse, Op. 16
Elegie, Op. 24 (version for cello and orchestra)
Dolly Suite, Op. 56 (arr. H. Rabaud): I. Berceuse: Allegretto moderato
Dolly Suite, Op. 56 (arr. H. Rabaud): II. Mi-a-ou: Allegro vivo
Dolly Suite, Op. 56 (arr. H. Rabaud): III. Le jardin de Dolly: Andantino
Dolly Suite, Op. 56 (arr. H. Rabaud): IV. Kitty-valse: Tempo di valse
Dolly Suite, Op. 56 (arr. H. Rabaud): V. Tendresse: Andante
Dolly Suite, Op. 56 (arr. H. Rabaud): VI. Le pas Espagnol: Allegro
Pavane, Op. 50 (version for choir and orchestra)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 An outstanding rookie class August 29, 2014 By Dean Frey See All My Reviews "Eventually Seattle Symphony Media, the organization’s new record label, will release a dud, but it sure hasn’t happened yet. This new disc, generously packed with orchestral works by Gabriel Faure, is as strong as the previous three (by Dutilleux, Ravel/Saint-Saens, and Ives/Carter/Gershwin), with the same splendid playing, superb engineering, and deluxe presentation. This is an outstanding rookie class! Highlights include the choral version of the Pavane, the Pelleas et Melisande suite, and Masques et bergamasques, but even the trifles are played with honesty and impeccable musicianship. Conductor Ludovic Morlot and his orchestral players get strong support from cellist Efe Baltacigil, flutist Demarre McGill, violinist (& concertmaster) Alexander Velinzon, and the splendid Seattle Symphony Chorus. We’re anxiously awaiting the next bunch of CDs from the Pacific Northwest!" Report Abuse
 A good recording to start with July 2, 2014 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "I received a package with three discs to review. When I asked a colleague which one to begin with, he said, "Start with the Fauré." It was good advice. The Seattle Symphony has founded their own record label, and this inaugural release is a strong debut release. The plush romanticism of Fauré's music seems a perfect match for the Seattle Symphony's ensemble sound. Pelléas et Mélisande was recorded before a particularly well-behaved live audience, and the entire program was recorded in installments over a two year period. Yet the album has a surprisingly uniform sound. And what a sound! The recorded ensemble has an expansive, warm sound that serves the music well. A real standout is the Pavane, which includes the Seattle Symphony Chorale singing with the intimate delicacy of a chamber choir. Ludovich Morlot brings out the personality of each work; the light-heartedness of Masques et Bergamasques, the charming innocence of Dolly. the dark beauty of Pelléas et Méllisande. And the featured soloists from within the orchestra are worthy of note, too. Flutist Demarre McGill (Fantaisie for Flute), violinist Alexander Velinzon (Berceuse), and cellist Efe Baltacigil (Élégie) effectively communicate the emotions of their respective works, making them much more substantial than mere showpieces. My colleague was right. If you have a choice of what to listen to, start with the Fauré." Report Abuse
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