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D'ollone: Le Menetrier, Lamento, Etc / Foster, Barcelona So


Release Date: 11/25/2003 
Label:  Claves   Catalog #: 2301   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Max D'Ollone
Performer:  Mark KaplanFrançois-Joël ThiollierJose MorVincent Ellegiers,   ... 
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This compact disc features the premiere recordings of the most important works for orchestra by Max díOllone. Like his teacher, Jules Massenet, díOllone was particularly fascinated by the human voice, and for this reason he is primarily remembered as a composer of operas (eleven), sacred and secular cantatas and countless songs. A recording featuring his orchestral music has long been overdue. Although Max díOllone wrote relatively little orchestral music and although this repertoire was written in a limited period of time (almost exclusively before 1914), his symphonic music is characterized by a very high artistic and compositional quality. His orchestral music is richly lyrical, emotionally expressive and technically impeccable. The Read more three-movement structure of Le Menetrier with a solo violin part is very reminiscent of a concerto, a purely instrumental form, but díOllone described it as a ìsymphonic poem in three parts with a solo violin.î Lamento is a meticulously orchestrated work. One is carried away by the beauty of its melodic lines and their emotional force. The delicate harmonies, at times unexpected and yet always elegant and smooth, contribute to the sense of movement toward a profound serenity. The Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra is forceful and majestic, at times reminiscent of Saint-Saens. The monumental, grandiloquent finale masterfully accentuates the emotional power of this composition. This recording is completed by a chamber music work, the Andante and Scherzo for Three Cellos, a short composition that offers clear demonstration of the evolution of the composerís musical language. Here is wonderful music that is a real discovery. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Le menetrier by Max D'Ollone
Performer:  Mark Kaplan (Violin)
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
2. Lamento by Max D'Ollone
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; France 
3. Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra by Max D'Ollone
Performer:  François-Joël Thiollier (Piano)
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897; France 
4. Andante et scherzo by Max D'Ollone
Performer:  Jose Mor (Cello), Vincent Ellegiers (Cello), Damian Martinez (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; France 

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