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One Century of Music (1918-2018) / Orchestre de la Suisse Romande


Release Date: 01/18/2019 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186791  
Composer:  Claude DebussyMaurice RavelEdouard LaloPaul Dukas,   ... 
Performer:  Marilyn RichardsonIsaac SternCornelia KallischMichel Brodard,   ... 
Conductor:  Wolfgang SawallischHorst SteinPinchas SteinbergArmin Jordan,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande OrchestraSuisse Romande Chamber ChoirSuisse Romande Radio Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Premier siècle; One Century of Music celebrates the centenary of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. The box set contains a collection of rare radio recordings that have never been released before, spanning French, German, Russian and twentieth-century repertoire. A unique asset of Premier siècle is the 1943 recording of the musical legend Les Armaillis (1906) by Swiss composer Gustave Doret. The album showcases the rich history and musical development of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and contain performances by all its musical directors, from founding father Ernest Ansermet until current musical director Jonathan Nott, including all their intermediate colleagues: Paul Kletzki, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Horst Stein, Armin Read more Jordan, Fabio Luisi, Pinchas Steinberg, Marek Janowski and Neeme Järvi. The release comes with a voluminous, full-color booklet with texts on the orchestra’s history and the repertoire presented in English, French and German as well as unique photos and archival materials. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Epigraphes antiques (6) by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; France 
2.
Shéhérazade by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Marilyn Richardson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Horst Stein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
3.
Le Roi d'Ys: Overture by Edouard Lalo
Conductor:  Pinchas Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1888; France 
4.
Polyeucte by Paul Dukas
Conductor:  Armin Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; France 
5.
Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2 by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Armin Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  Suisse Romande Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
6.
Variations on a Theme of Niccolò Paganini, Op. 26 by Boris Blacher
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Germany 
7.
Tannhäuser: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Pinchas Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
8.
Salome, Op. 54: Dance of the seven veils by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Pinchas Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 
9.
Overture to Manfred, Op. 115 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849 
10.
Don Juan, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
11.
Melodien by György Ligeti
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; Berlin, Germany 
12.
Photoptosis by Bernd Alois Zimmermann
Conductor:  Horst Stein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; Germany 
13.
Concerto for Violin no 1, Sz 36 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin)
Conductor:  Paul Kletzki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1908; Budapest, Hungary 
14.
Lieder (5) by Heinz Holliger
Performer:  Cornelia Kallisch (Alto)
Conductor:  Armin Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
15.
Symphony and Passacaglia [fragment]: Passacaglia by Alban Berg
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; Austria 
16.
Les noces by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Michel Brodard (Bass), Nadine Denize (Mezzo Soprano), Louis Devos (Tenor),
Francine Laurent (Soprano)
Conductor:  Horst Stein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Radio Chorus,  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
17.
Isle of the Dead, Op. 29 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
18.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Jonathan Nott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
19.
Les armaillis by Gustave Doret
Performer:  Juliette Salvisberg (Voice), Marie-Louise Rochat (Voice), Fernando Corena (Baritone),
Georges Genin (Tenor), Rene Chambaz (Voice), Hugues Cuénod (Tenor),
Robert Burgnard (Voice)
Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  La Chanson Valaisanne

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