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Massenet: Le Cid, etc; Charpentier: Impressions d'Italie


Release Date: 10/12/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 65150   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jules MassenetGustave Charpentier
Conductor:  Louis FrémauxPierre Dervaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraOrchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera-Comique
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...Frémaux's [dances from Le Cid are] cracking and still unbeaten..." -- Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International "...Frémaux's [dances from Le Cid are] cracking and still unbeaten..." -- Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Le Cid: Ballet music by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
2.
Suite for Orchestra no 7 "Scènes alsaciennes" by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1882; France 
3.
La Vierge: Dernier sommeil de la Vierge by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
4.
Impressions d'Italie by Gustave Charpentier
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera-Comique
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1889; France 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Old-school-style elegance, power, and beauty June 8, 2013 By Robert Scharba (Chicago, IL) See All My Reviews "This is a beautiful example of long-gone style, panache, elan - old cliches in writing about classical music...but damned if they aren't fully appropriate here. The Massenet and Charpentier played by the Opera-Comique orchestra and Dervaux, in addition, provide that uniquely French tone color that has just about disappeared from the world long ago, a real treat for those who can appreciate it. The more internationally bland basic sound of the Birmingham group is transcended by the stylish and vigorous leadership of conductor Fremaux. It's been said that no recording of the Le Cid music has bettered it since, and having heard this recording once again after some years, I couldn't agree more. Beautiful stuff, beautifully remastered. Get it, it's outstanding." Report Abuse
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