ORTF National Orchestra

Biography

Active: Paris, France -
L'Orchestre National de France, formerly known as the ORTF National Orchestra, is one of the important international symphony orchestras.

In 1929, the French government established l'Office National de la Radiodiffusion (National Radio-Broadcasting Office) which in 1934 created the Orchestre National to serve its musical need. This was the first permanent French symphony orchestra, and its first conductor was D.E. Inghelbrecht. Hitler's
Read more forces seized all radio facilities in France in 1940, broadcasting as Radio-Paris with programming that continued to use the National Orchestra. Opposing this propaganda was a BBC service devoted to the free French under exile leader Charles DeGaulle. After the war, and with the addition of television to its services, the radio organization changed its name to RTF (Radio-Television Française). In 1964, technological advance was reflected in a change of name, with RTF becoming l'ORTF (Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française), now under the control of the Ministry of Information.

Inghelbrecht had been succeeded as music director by Manuel Rosenthal, Roger Désormière, Charles Münch, Maurice Le Roux, and Jean Martinon. In the post-war years, the ORTF National Orchestra began to build its reputation as one of the most modern-oriented of European orchestras, giving world premieres of works of Messiaen, Boulez, Xenakis, Varèse, and Dutilleux.

In 1974, the basic state monopoly on broadcasting was affirmed, but with seven public societies functioning. These included a research society, two production societies, and four programming societies: Television Française 1, Antenna 2, the Third Network (FR3) and Radio France. The ORTF National Orchestra was renamed the Orchestre National Française (French National Orchestra). Radio France founded a second orchestra, the Nouvel Philharmonique (now l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France).

The Orchestre National Française, in most commentators' views, has become the leading orchestra of France, although there are those who would nominate the Orchestre de Paris, founded in 1967 to replace the Conservatoire Society Orchestra. Sergiu Ceilibidache was briefly the French National Orchestra director, followed by Lorin Maazel, succeeded in 1991 by Charles Dutoit. In July 2001, Dutoit stepped down, with Kurt Masur accepting a three-year contract to follow him.

The orchestra performs regularly in Messiaen Hall in the Maison de Radio France, as well as other venues in Paris and on frequent tours. It gives around 120 concerts a year. Read less

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Biography

Active: Paris, France -
L'Orchestre National de France, formerly known as the ORTF National Orchestra, is one of the important international symphony orchestras.

In 1929, the French government established l'Office National de la Radiodiffusion (National Radio-Broadcasting Office) which in 1934 created the Orchestre National to serve its musical need. This was the first permanent French symphony orchestra, and its first conductor was D.E. Inghelbrecht. Hitler's
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Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op.34 - With Narration - Text Edited By Lorin Maazel - 1. Tuning Up - "These Are Sounds..."
Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op.34 - With Narration - Text Edited By Lorin Maazel - 2. "It All Starts With An Idea"
Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op.34 - With Narration - Text Edited By Lorin Maazel - 3. "All Of Them Are Now Ready..." - Theme
Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op.34 - With Narration - Text Edited By Lorin Maazel - 4. "It Is Time That Each Instrument Speak For Itself" - Variation A
Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op.34 - With Narration - Text Edited By Lorin Maazel - 5. "When Two Oboes Discuss The Theme, ..." - Variation B
Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op.34 - With Narration - Text Edited By Lorin Maazel - 6. "Clarinets Are Glib Talkers And Are Very Popular" - Variation C
Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op.34 - With Narration - Text Edited By Lorin Maazel - 7. "Easily Recognized Is The Gossip Of The Bassoon" - Variation D
Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op.34 - With Narration - Text Edited By Lorin Maazel - 8. "Thirty Of The Sixty String Players Are Violinists" - Variation E
Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op.34 - With Narration - Text Edited By Lorin Maazel - 9. "The Alto Voice Of The Viola Is Larger Than The Violin´s" - Variation F
Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op.34 - With Narration - Text Edited By Lorin Maazel - 10. "The Violoncello Is Larger Still" - Variation G
Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op.34 - With Narration - Text Edited By Lorin Maazel - 11. "The Double Bass Stands As High As A Man" - Variation H
Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op.34 - With Narration - Text Edited By Lorin Maazel - 12. "Words Plucked From Any Of The Harp´s 47 Strings..." - Variation I
Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op.34 - With Narration - Text Edited By Lorin Maazel - 13. "The Horn Is A Brass Instrument" - Variation J
Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op.34 - With Narration - Text Edited By Lorin Maazel - 14. "These Two Trumpets Challenge Each Other In A Brilliant Exchange" - Variation K
Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op.34 - With Narration - Text Edited By Lorin Maazel - 15. "The Giants Of The Brass, The Trombones And Tuba, ..." - Variation L
Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op.34 - With Narration - Text Edited By Lorin Maazel - 16. "The Comment Of The Percussion Is Right To The Point" - Variation M
Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op.34 - With Narration - Text Edited By Lorin Maazel - 17. "Everyone Has Had His Say" - Fugue
Prokofiev: Peter And The Wolf, Op.67 - Narration In English - 1. Introduction: "Peter And The Wolf - A Musical Tale For Children"
Prokofiev: Peter And The Wolf, Op.67 - Narration In English - 2. "Now To Our Story. Early One Morning, Peter Opened The Gate..."
Prokofiev: Peter And The Wolf, Op.67 - Narration In English - 3. "Suddenly, Something Caught Peter´s Attention"
Prokofiev: Peter And The Wolf, Op.67 - Narration In English - 4. "No Sooner Had Peter Gone..."
Prokofiev: Peter And The Wolf, Op.67 - Narration In English - 5. "And Now, This Is How Things Stood"
Prokofiev: Peter And The Wolf, Op.67 - Narration In English - 6. "But Now, ...Now The Hunters Came Out Of The Woods"
Prokofiev: Peter And The Wolf, Op.67 - Narration In English - 7. "And Now... Now Imagine The Triumphant Procession"
1. Lento - Allegro ma non troppo - Allegro
2. Allegretto
3. Allegro non troppo
1. Allegro vivo
2. Adagio
3. Vivace
4. Allegro con spirito
I. Allegro molto moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato
Allegro maestoso
Quasi adagio
Allegretto vivace - Allegro animato
Allegro marziale presto
Bizet: Carmen - Overture (Prelude)
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Sur la place, chacun passe"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Regardez donc cette petite"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Avec la garde montante"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Il y a une jolie fille"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Et la garde descendante"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Dites-moi, brigadier"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "La cloche a sonné"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Dans l'air, nous suivons des yeux la fumée"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Mais nous ne voyons pas la Carmencita"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Quand je vous aimerai?...L'amour est un oiseaux rebelle" (Habanera)
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Carmen! sur tes pas nous nous pressons tous!"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Qu'est-ce que ça veut dire"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Parle-moi de ma mère!"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Ma mère, je la vois"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Attends un peu maintenant"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Au secours!"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Voyons, brigadier.."
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Avez-vous quelque chose à repondre?" - Tra la la la. Coupe-moi, brûle-moi"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Où me conduirez-vous?"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Près des remparts de Séville...Tais-toi"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Le lieutenant... prenéz garde!" - "Voici l'ordre"
Bizet: Carmen - Entracte (between Act I & II)
Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - "Les tringles des sistres tintaient"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - "Vous avez quelque chose à nous dire" - "Vivat! vivat le torero" - "Qu'est-ce c'est que ça?"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre" - "Toréador, en garde"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - "Messieurs les officiers, je vous en prie" - Marche
Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - "Le Dancaïre et le Remendado ont à vous parler"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - "Nous avons en tête une affaire!"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - "En voilà assez" - "Halte-là! Qui va là? Dragon d'Alcala! - "Enfin... te voilà..."
Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - "Je vais danser en votre honneur"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - "Au quartier! pour l'appel!"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - "Non, tu ne m'aimes pas!"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - "Holà! Carmen! Holà!"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - "Bel officier"
Bizet: Carmen - Entracte (between Act II & III)
Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "Écoute, compagnon, écoute!"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "Halte! nous allons nous arrêter ici!"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "Mêlons! Coupons!"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "Carreau! Pique!... La mort!"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "Eh! bien?..."
Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "Quant au douanier, c'est notre affaire!"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "C'est ici"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "Mais... je ne me trompe pas..."
Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "Je suis Escamillo"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "Holà! holà! José!"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "Halte! quelqu'un est là"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - Entracte (between Scene 1 & 2)
Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "A dos cuartos!"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "Qu'avez-vous donc fait de la Carmencita?"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "Les voici! voici la quadrille!"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "Si tu m'aimes, Carmen"
Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "C'est toi!" "C'est-moi!"
Dolly Suite Op. 56 (orch. Rabaud) (2007 Digital Remaster): 1. Berceuse
Dolly Suite Op. 56 (orch. Rabaud) (2007 Digital Remaster): 2. Mi-a-ou
Dolly Suite Op. 56 (orch. Rabaud) (2007 Digital Remaster): 3. Le Jardin de Dolly
Dolly Suite Op. 56 (orch. Rabaud) (2007 Digital Remaster): 4. Kitty-Valse
Dolly Suite Op. 56 (orch. Rabaud) (2007 Digital Remaster): 5. Tendresse
Dolly Suite Op. 56 (orch. Rabaud) (2007 Digital Remaster): 6. Le Pas espagnol
Children's Corner Suite (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): 1. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
Children's Corner Suite (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): 2. Jimbo's lullaby
Children's Corner Suite (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): 3. Serenade for the doll
Children's Corner Suite (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): 4. The snow is dancing
Children's Corner Suite (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): 5. The little shepherd
Children's Corner Suite (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): 6. Golliwogg's cakewalk
Petite Suite (orch. Henri Büsser) (1998 Digital Remaster): I: En bateau
Petite Suite (orch. Henri Büsser) (1998 Digital Remaster): II: Cortège
Petite Suite (orch. Henri Büsser) (1998 Digital Remaster): III: Menuet
Petite Suite (orch. Henri Büsser) (1998 Digital Remaster): IV: Ballet
Danse sacrée et danse profane (1998 Digital Remaster): Danse sacrée -
Danse sacrée et danse profane (1998 Digital Remaster): Danse profane
La Boîte à joujoux (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): I: Le magasin de jouets
La Boîte à joujoux (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): II: Le champ de bataille
La Boîte à joujoux (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): III: La bergerie à vendre
La Boîte à joujoux (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): IV: Après fortune faite
La Mer (1998 Remastered Version): I. De l'aube à midi sur la mer
La Mer (1998 Remastered Version): II. Jeux de vagues
La Mer (1998 Remastered Version): III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer
Trois Nocturnes (1998 Remastered Version): I. Nuages
Trois Nocturnes (1998 Remastered Version): II. Fêtes
Trois Nocturnes (1998 Remastered Version): III. Sirènes (with women's choir)
Musiques pour Le Roi Lear (1998 Remastered Version): I. Fanfare
Musiques pour Le Roi Lear (1998 Remastered Version): II. Le Sommeil de Lear
Symphony in D minor (2004 Digital Remaster): I. Lento - Allegro non troppo
Symphony in D minor (2004 Digital Remaster): II. Allegretto - Poco più lento - Tempo I
Symphony in D minor (2004 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro non troppo
Symphony in G minor (2004 Digital Remaster): Andante - Allegro non troppo
Symphony in G minor (2004 Digital Remaster): Vivace
Symphony in G minor (2004 Digital Remaster): Adagio
Symphony in G minor (2004 Digital Remaster): Allegro
Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings in C minor Op.35 (2003 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro moderato - Allegro vivace - Moderato -
Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings in C minor Op.35 (2003 Digital Remaster): II. Lento -
Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings in C minor Op.35 (2003 Digital Remaster): III. Moderato -
Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings in C minor Op.35 (2003 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro con brio - Presto - Allegretto poco moderato - Allegro con brio
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Op. 102 (1958 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Op. 102 (1958 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Op. 102 (1958 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
Symphonie fantastique, Op.14 (2003 Digital Remaster): I. Rêveries - Passions (Largo-Allegro agitato e appassionato assai)
Symphonie fantastique, Op.14 (2003 Digital Remaster): II. Un bal (Allegro non troppo)
Symphonie fantastique, Op.14 (2003 Digital Remaster): III. Scène aux champs (Adagio)
Symphonie fantastique, Op.14 (2003 Digital Remaster): IV. Marche au supplice (Allegretto non troppo)
Symphonie fantastique, Op.14 (2003 Digital Remaster): V. Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat (Larghetto-Allegro)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Canzonetta: Andante
III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole in D Minor, Op. 21: I. Allegro non troppo
Symphonie espagnole, Op.21: II. Scherzando (Allegro molto)
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole in D Minor, Op. 21: III. Intermezzo (Allegretto non troppo)
Symphonie espagnole, Op.21: IV. Andante
Symphonie espagnole, Op.21: V. Rondo (Allegro)
Symphony in C (2002 Digital Remaster): Allegro-vivo
Symphony in C (2002 Digital Remaster): Adagio
Symphony in C (2002 Digital Remaster): Scherzo : allegro vivace
Symphony in C (2002 Digital Remaster): Final : Allegro vivace
Tristan und Isolde: Act I, Prelude
Tristan und Isolde: Act I, "Westwärts schweift der Blick"
Tristan und Isolde: Act I, "Frisch weht der Wind der Heimat zu"
Tristan und Isolde: Act I, "Hab acht, Tristan!"
Tristan und Isolde: Act I, "Weh, ach wehe!"
Tristan und Isolde: Act I, "O blinde Augen... Welche Wahn"
Tristan und Isolde: Act I, "Auf! Auf! Ihr Frauen!"
Tristan und Isolde: Act I, "Bergehrt, herrin, was ich wünscht"
Tristan und Isolde: Act II, Prelude
Tristan und Isolde: Act II, "Hörst du sie noch?"
Tristan und Isolde: Act II, "Isolde!... Tristan!"
Tristan und Isolde: Act II, "O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe"
Tristan und Isolde: Act II, "Lausch, Geliebter!"
Tristan und Isolde: Act II, "Rette dich, Tristan!
Tristan und Isolde: Act II, "Tatest du's wirklich?"
Tristan und Isolde: Act II, "O König, das kann ich dir nicht sagen"
Tristan und Isolde: Act III, Prelude
Tristan und Isolde: Act III, "Kurwenal! He!"
Tristan und Isolde: Act III, "Wo ich erwacht... weilt'ich nicht"
Tristan und Isolde: Act III, "Noch losch das Licht nicht aus"
Tristan und Isolde: Act III, "O diese Sonne!"
Tristan und Isolde: Act III, "Ha! ich bin's, ich bin's"
Tristan und Isolde: Act III, "Kurwenal! Hör! Ein zqeites Schiff"
Tristan und Isolde: Act III, "Mild und leise wie er lächelt"
Symphony in C (2000 Digital Remaster): Allegro vivo
Symphony in C (2000 Digital Remaster): Adagio
Symphony in C (2000 Digital Remaster): Allegro vivace & Trio
Symphony in C (2000 Digital Remaster): Allegro vivace
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Allegretto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo: Vivace
Symphonie fantastique Op. 14 (1987 Digital Remaster): I. Rêveries - Passions
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: II. Un bal
Symphonie fantastique Op. 14 (1987 Digital Remaster): III. Scène aux champs
Symphonie fantastique Op. 14 (1987 Digital Remaster): IV. Marche au supplice
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: V. Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat
Harold in Italy Op. 16 (1993 Digital Remaster): I. Adagio - Allegro me non troppo (Harold in the Mountains)
Harold in Italy Op. 16 (1993 Digital Remaster): II. Allegretto (Procession of Pilgrims)
Harold in Italy Op. 16 (1993 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro assai - Allegretto (Serenade)
Harold in Italy Op. 16 (1993 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro frenetico (Orgy of the Brigands)
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ' Op. 78: I. Adagio - Allegro moderato
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ' Op. 78: Poco adagio
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ' Op. 78: II. Allegro moderato - Presto
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ' Op. 78: Maestoso - Allegro
Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op.129 (1998 - Remaster): I. Nicht zu schnell -
Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op.129 (1998 - Remaster): II. Langsam - Etwas lebhafter - Schneller -
Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op.129 (1998 - Remaster): III. Sehr lebhaft - (Cadenza) - Im Tempo - Schneller
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (for soprano and 8 cellos) (1998 Digital Remaster): I. Aria (Cantilena) (1938) Adagio
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (for soprano and 8 cellos) (1998 Digital Remaster): II. Dança (Martelo) (1945) Allegretto
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2 (1930) (for orchestra) (1998 Digital Remaster): I. Prelúdio (O Canto do Capadocio) Adagio - Andantino mosso
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2 (1930) (for orchestra) (1998 Digital Remaster): II. Aria (O Canto da Nossa Terra) Largo
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2 (1930) (for orchestra) (1998 Digital Remaster): III. Dança (Lembrança do Sertao) Andantino
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2 (1930) (for orchestra) (1998 Digital Remaster): IV. Tocata (O Trenzinho do Caipira) Un poco moderato
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 (1930) (for cellos) (1998 Digital Remaster): I. introduçao (Embolada) Animato
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 (1930) (for cellos) (1998 Digital Remaster): II. Prelúdio (Modinha) Andante
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 (1930) (for cellos) (1998 Digital Remaster): III. Fuga (Conversa) Un poco animato
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9 (1945) (for string orchestra) (1998 Digital Remaster): I. Prelúdio - Vagaroso e místico
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9 (1945) (for string orchestra) (1998 Digital Remaster): II. Fuga - Pocco apressado
Allegro non troppo vivace, ma con fuoco
Andante espressivo e sostenuto
Allegro spiritoso
Children's Corner Suite (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): 1. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
Children's Corner Suite (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): 2. Jimbo's lullaby
Children's Corner Suite (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): 3. Serenade for the doll
Children's Corner Suite (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): 4. The snow is dancing
Children's Corner Suite (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): 5. The little shepherd
Children's Corner Suite (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): 6. Golliwogg's cakewalk


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