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Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande, Dolly, Etc / Ozawa, Boston SO


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 423089   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Lorraine Hunt LiebersonJules Eskin
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony OrchestraTanglewood Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Seiji Ozawa had a flair for the French repertory, and here he delivers an unusually passionate reading of Fauré’s masterpiece, one that exhibits great sensitivity and a fine feel for pacing. He is clearly drawn to the tragic element in the music, and is most persuasive in the score’s outer movements. A point of particular interest is the inclusion of a song entitled “Chanson de Mélisande,” which Fauré set directly in English. There is some wonderfully coloristic solo work from the Bostonians in these performances, and the orchestral discipline is excellent. Although the violins seem to have been recorded in a rather harsh light, the sound is quite satisfactory. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Read more Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
2.
Dolly, Op. 56 by Gabriel Fauré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1897; France 
3.
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
4.
Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jules Eskin (Cello)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Notes: Arranged: Arcady Dubensky 
5.
Elégie for Cello and Piano, Op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jules Eskin (Cello)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 

Sound Samples

Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80: 1. Prélude. Quasi Adagio
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80: 2. Fileuse. Andantino quasi Allegretto
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80: Chanson de Mélisande
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80: 4. Sicilienne
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80: 6. Molto adagio
Après un Rêve op.7, no.1
Pavane, Op.50
Elégie, Op.24: Molto adagio
Dolly, Op.56: 1. Berceuse
Dolly, Op.56: 2. Mi-A-Ou
Dolly, Op.56: 3. Le Jardin de Dolly
Dolly, Op.56: 4. Kitty-Valse
Dolly, Op.56: 5. Tendresse
Dolly, Op.56: 6. Le pas Espagnol

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