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French Music for Ballet / Jarvi, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 03/01/2019 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 20132  
Composer:  Henri SauguetJules MassenetJacques Ibert
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In this fascinating recording the legendary Neeme Järvi explores two lesser-known French ballets by Sauguet and Ibert, complemented by the Ballet Suite from Massenet’s opera Hérodiade. Sauguet studied composition with Canteloube and Koechlin. He wrote in a variety of genres, notably for radio and for film, but his ballet scores – more than twenty of them – were central to his output. Les Forains, (‘The Showfolk’), was first performed at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in March 1945. The cast was led by the work’s brilliant young choreographer, Roland Petit, and conducted by André Cluytens. Sauget’s wide-ranging influences, notably the orchestration of Richard Strauss as well as the works of Satie Read more and les Six, give his work a flowing, openly melodic style that is immediately appealing and full of wit and charm. Following the success of Les Forains, and the formal establishment in October 1945 of Les Ballets des Champs-Élysées, Roland Petit and Boris Kochno devised a number of new ballets for the company. One of these was Ibert’s Les Amours de Jupiter, premiered on 9 March 1946 with a cast led by Petit himself as Jupiter Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Les forains by Henri Sauguet
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; France 
2.
Hérodiade: Act 4 - Ballet music by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; France 
3.
Les amours de Jupiter, ballet in 5 scenes by Jacques Ibert
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1945 

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