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Chausson: Symphony In Bb, Etc / Serebrier


Release Date: 07/06/2009 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 8369   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ernest Chausson
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTBF Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Serebrier is chiefly associated, by some of us at least, with a fine account of Ives's Symphony No. 4, once on RCA... He obtains a sensitive reading of Chausson's Symphony from the RTBF orchestra as well... Serebrier goes one better by offering both [Soir de fete] and two attractive pieces from Chausson's 1888 music for Bouchor's translation of The Tempest. His last completed orchestral work, the symphonic poem Soir de fete dates from 1897-8, and has the energy, if not quite the musical richness, of the Symphony, and includes some beautiful orchestral scoring.

-- Gramophone [9/1985]
Serebrier is chiefly associated, by some of us at least, with a fine account of Ives's Symphony No. 4, once on RCA... He obtains a sensitive reading of Chausson's Symphony from the RTBF orchestra as well... Serebrier goes one better by offering both [Soir de fete] and two attractive pieces from Chausson's 1888 music for Bouchor's translation of The Tempest. His last completed orchestral work, the symphonic poem Soir de fete dates from 1897-8, and has the energy, if not quite the musical richness, of the Symphony, and includes some beautiful orchestral scoring.

-- Gramophone [9/1985]
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony in B flat major, Op. 20 by Ernest Chausson
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTBF Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889-1890; France 
2. Soir de fête, Op. 32 by Ernest Chausson
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTBF Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1898; France 
3. La Tempête, Op. 18 by Ernest Chausson
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTBF Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 

Sound Samples

Symphony in B-Flat Major, Op. 20: I. Lent - Allegro vivo
Symphony in B-Flat Major, Op. 20: II. Molto lento
Symphony in B-Flat Major, Op. 20: III. Animato
Soir de fete, Op. 32
La tempete, Op. 18: II. Air de danse
La tempete, Op. 18: IV. Danse rustique

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