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Bruneau: L'Attaque du moulin - Suite / Ang, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 10/12/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573888  
Composer:  Alfred Bruneau
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A composition pupil of Jules Massenet, Alfred Bruneau was largely responsible for introducing realism into French opera. His friendship with the writer Emile Zola, who shared his desire for theatrical naturalism, strongly informed his work, not least L’Attaque du Moulin (The Attack on the Mill) a ‘drame lyrique.’ The suite includes rustic elements, but also Mascagni-like verismo beauty tempered by a Gallic palette. Bruneau was a deft orchestrator with a taste for exotic color, and the excerpts from Messidor show the influence of Wagner on one of the most important but overlooked figures in turn-of-the-century French musical life. A Marco Polo release in 1994 has the same repertoire as this new recording from the Barcelona Symphony and Read more Darrell Ang, however that album is no longer available, so this new release is a perfect opportunity to reintroduce these works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Messidor: Act 4 Prelude by Alfred Bruneau
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1896; France 
2.
L'attaque du moulin: Suite by Alfred Bruneau
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
3.
Naïs Micoulin: Act I Prelude by Alfred Bruneau
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; France 
4.
Messidor: La legende de l'or by Alfred Bruneau
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1896; France 

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