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Chausson: Symphony In Bb, Etc / Tortelier, Bbc Philharmonic


Release Date: 02/09/1999 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 9650   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ernest Chausson
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Ernest Chausson's death in 1899 in a bicycle accident robbed French music of a major talent. Almost his entire orchestral output fits on this extremely fine CD. Yan Pascal Tortelier's performance of the richly romantic Symphony is the best since Munch's Boston Symphony recording. Like Munch, Tortelier knows how to keep the music moving along--he's only an insignificant two minutes slower than Munch for the whole work--without overindulging the more luscious moments, which in Chausson's opulent setting really do take care of themselves. Even better, rather than some overplayed encore piece by another composer, the symphony is coupled with two very attractive, rarely heard tone poems and two charming
Read more orchestral excerpts from the composer's incidental music to Shakespeare's The Tempest. The orchestra plays with conviction, Chandos' sonics are gorgeous, and if you don't buy this disc, you're missing out on some marvelous stuff.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony in B flat major, Op. 20 by Ernest Chausson
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889-1890; France 
2.
La Tempête, Op. 18 by Ernest Chausson
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
3.
Viviane, Op. 5 by Ernest Chausson
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882/1887; France 
4.
Soir de fête, Op. 32 by Ernest Chausson
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1898; France 

Sound Samples

Symphony in B flat major, Op. 20: I. Lent
Symphony in B flat major, Op. 20: II. Tres lent -
Symphony in B flat major, Op. 20: III. Anime
Viviane, Op. 5
Soir de fete, Op. 32
La tempete, Op. 18: II. Air de danse
La tempete, Op. 18: IV. Danse rustique

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