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Paul Dukas: Cantatas, Choruses and Symphonic Music [CD+Book]

Dukas / Fiset / Hunold / Santon-jeffery / Aldrich
Release Date: 11/13/2015 
Label:  Ediciones Singulares   Catalog #: 1021   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Paul Dukas
Performer:  Cyrille DuboisMarie KalinineKate AldrichChantal Santon Jeffery
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 42 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Works on This Recording

1.
La fęte des Myrthes, for chorus & orchestra by Paul Dukas
Performer:  Cyrille Dubois (), Marie Kalinine ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884 
Venue:  La Salle Flagey de Bruxelles 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
2.
Sémélé, cantata for soloists & orchestra by Paul Dukas
Performer:  Kate Aldrich ()
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889 
Venue:  La Salle Flagey de Bruxelles 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
3.
Hymne au soleil, for chorus & orchestra by Paul Dukas
Performer:  Cyrille Dubois ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 
Venue:  La Salle Flagey de Bruxelles 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
4.
L'ondine et le pęcheur, for soprano & orchestra by Paul Dukas
Performer:  Chantal Santon Jeffery ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884 
Venue:  La Salle Flagey de Bruxelles 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
5.
Vélléda, cantata for soloists & orchestra by Paul Dukas
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 
Venue:  La Salle Flagey de Bruxelles 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
6.
Polyeucte by Paul Dukas
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; France 
Venue:  La Salle Flagey de Bruxelles 
Length: 12 Minutes 31 Secs. 
7.
Villanelle for Horn and Piano by Paul Dukas
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; France 
Venue:  La Salle Flagey de Bruxelles 
Length: 6 Minutes 21 Secs. 
8.
Les Sirčnes, for female chorus & orchestra by Paul Dukas
Performer:  Marie Kalinine ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889 
Venue:  La Salle Flagey de Bruxelles 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
9.
Pensée des morts, for chorus & orchestra by Paul Dukas
Performer:  Cyrille Dubois ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886 
Venue:  La Salle Flagey de Bruxelles 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 Finding riches in music written for Prix du Rome December 30, 2015 By ben cutler (somerville, NJ) See All My Reviews "This is an extraodinary set for two reasons. 1. Musical content. Young Paul Dukas's musical talents were already in full bloom when this music was written. His orchestration was already superb; everything "sounds", even the experimental touches. And his imagination was equal to the task. Consequently this music deserves to be heard; all of it. It is a little disappointing that the fillers for the last 25 minutes of music, The Sorceror's Apprentice and the Polyeucte Overture, are works that are already known. However the Sorceror benefits from the added transparency of an orchestra made up of instruments that were in use c1900. The performance of Sorceror is excellent, but the performance of Polyeucte is to my ears far better than any of its 3 rivals. 2. Prix du Rome. Who knew all the stuff that French composers had to do to win a Prix du Rome. No wonder many of them didn't succeed. Berlioz finally won on his fifth attempt and only did so by managing to subsume every intuitive impulse he surely must felt in writing "Sardinapale" to finally win. Even the short chorus that Dukas had to write just to get admitted to the final competition deserves to be part of the choral repertoire. A truly fascinating musical revelation." Report Abuse
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