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Plasson,Michel
Release Date: 11/23/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 6820   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Hector BerliozCharles GounodCésar FranckCamille Saint-Saëns,   ... 
Performer:  Gérard CausséDavid BismuthRolando VillazónFrank Villars,   ... 
Conductor:  Michel PlassonEmmanuel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole OrchestraLes Elements ChamberOrféon Donostiarra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 37 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In this limited edition 37 CD box set devoted to the superb artistry of conductor Michel Plasson, several of the recordings are also available as single CDs listed below with review quotes:

"...The energy, too, is of a voltage way above the ordinary for 1820s France, and Michel Plasson and his forces respond well... The choir Les Elements sing with vigour and precision and the sopranos make a lovely sound. Plaudits, too, to David Bismuth for some virtuoso piano playing... Laurent Naouri is superb, Rolando Villazón exciting... [T]hese discs, giving us over an hour of Berlioz not available elsewhere in the catalogue, are very welcome."
-- Roger Nichols, Gramophone [5/2004, reviewing the Berlioz choral
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"Michel Plasson, already noted for his Rachmaninov, Offenbach, Saint-Saëns and Massenet interpretations, now shows a similar feel for Gounod's transparent melodic lines, keeping the music moving along when the shifts of rhythm might in other hands produce a stodgy effect, and making the most of the frequent surges from momentary solemnity to renewed gaiety. His Toulouse orchestra serves him admirably, particularly in the important woodwind contributions. EMI's recording is especially successsful in creating a spacious but crisp sound. Music of no importance it may be, but the record makes a diverting and persuasive case for it."
-- Gramophone [8/1980, reviewing the Gounod Symphonies, also available as EMI 63949]

"Recorded in 1985, the Symphony receives a rattling good performance... [I]t is similarly paced [to Beecham's recording] and superbly cohesive—where many latter-day performances veer to the ramshackle and noisy—leavened with lift, lilt, and zest, captured with panoramic detail and upfront immediacy in crisp digital. Plasson may not buy Franck’s light-in-darkness program, but he projects the work’s drama... In the Symphonic Variations, from the same sessions, Collard seems to have Franck’s doubt-vs.-faith scenario much at heart, beginning wanly to persevere with muted questioning and soar at last on ecstatically lyrical wings... Collard’s deft touch couched in Plasson’s mellowed felicity triumphantly struts another, subtler, prehension. And that’s to say, enthusiastically recommended."
-- Adrian Corleonis, FANFARE [reviewing the Franck Symphony and Symphonic Variations, also available as EMI 81783]

"It is something of a revelation to hear the complete score, not only for the inclusion of all the music but also to hear the original arrangements. Bizet was limited to 26 musicians. The textures are very clean, with a transparency that reveals a wealth of imaginative and expressive details. Bizet captures moods and emotions in the most economical way. Michel Plasson and the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse invite and encourage us to stop what we’re doing and listen to this wonderful score and savor the details."
-- David L. Kirk, FANFARE [reviewing L'Arlésienne, also available as EMI 55671]

"...[T]he real point of interest in this 'on demand' reissue from Arkivmusic.com is the [D'Indy] Second Symphony. There have been very few recordings of this major work, and Plasson gives a good account of it, urging his orchestra to play more convincingly than was its 1970s and '80s norm. Completed in 1903, this piece is a sort of 'Franck on steroids' essay in cyclical form, having four generous movements. Its thematic material may not always be the most memorable, but if you like Franck, or Magnard, or Chausson, then this disc will be a mandatory acquisition..."
-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com [reviewing the D'Indy 2nd Symphony, also available as EMI 63952]

Full Review: 3466792.zzhf_MICHEL_PLASSON.html

MICHEL PLASSON ET LA MUSIQUE FRANÇAISE Michel Plasson, cond; Toulouse N Ch & O; Gérard Caussé (va 1 ); Jean-Philippe Collard (pn 2,7,8 ); Augustin Dumay (vn 3,4 ); Barbara Hendricks (sop 5,10 ); Nicolai Gedda (ten 6,12 ); Paul Tortelier (vc 9 ); José van Dam (bar 10,12 ); Nathalie Stutzmann (alt 12 ); François René Duchable (pn 13,14 ); Anne Sophie von Otter (mez 15 ); Thomas Hampson (bar 15 ) EMI 50999 906820 2 5 (37 CDs: 2506:25)


BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique. 1 Harold in Italy. Overtures; vocal and choral works. GOUNOD Symphonies: Nos. 1, 2. Mors et Vita. FRANCK Symphony in d. 2 Symphonic Variations. Le Chasseur maudit. Rédemption. SAINT SAENS Cyprès et lauriers. Symphony No. 3. Carnival of the Animals. La Foi. Danse macabre. LALO 3 Symphonie espagnole. 4 Violin Concerto. BIZET L’Arlesienne: Incidental music. L’Arlesienne Suite. Carmen Suite. Petite Suite . Symphony. Roma. Overture, Patrie. CHABRIER Orchestral works. 5 A la Musique. FAURÉ Orchestral suites. 6 Shylock. 7 Ballade. 8 Fantasy. 9 Elegy. 10 Requiem. Cantique de Jean Racine. CHAUSSON Orchestral works. Symphony. D’INDY Symphony No. 2. DEBUSSY La Mer. Nocturnes. Printemps. Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune. 11 Fantasy. ROPARTZ Symphony No. 3. MAGNARD Symphonies: Nos. 1–4. Orchestral works. SATIE Parade. Relâche. Orchestral works. ROUSSEL 12 Evocations. RAVEL Orchestral works. Alyssa. Alcyone. Myrrha. 13 Piano Concerto in G. 14 Concerto for Left Hand. HONEGGER Symphonies: Nos. 1–5. Pacific 231. SAUGUET Les Forains. Tableaux de Paris. DURUFLÉ 15 Requiem. Choral works. DUKAS L’Apprenti sorcier. LAZZARI Effet de nuit. DUPARC Lénore. Aux Etoiles. JAUBERT Le Quai des Brumes. Le Jour se lève. KOSMA Les Portes de la nuit. Les Enfants du Paradis


This is a set to treasure: all of Michel Plasson and the Toulouse Orchestra’s EMI recordings of French music (minus the operas), including rarities like Gounod’s Mors et Vita , Ropartz’s choral Third Symphony, the four symphonies of Magnard, Ravel’s three cantatas submitted for the Prix de Rome, d’Indy’s Second Symphony, Roussel’s Evocations , Sauguet’s circus ballet Les Forains , and many others. There is even a disc of movie music by Jaubert and Kosma. Performances and recording quality are first-class. The familiar Berlioz items, such as the Symphonie Fantastique and various overtures, are equal to any recorded competition, in my opinion. Featured artists include Villazón, Gedda, von Otter, Pollet, Dumay, Duchable, Collard, and many more.


There are two drawbacks. One is the complete absence of libretti and notes, and no indication of any online address where you might access them. Instead there is a puff piece about Plasson, full of the usual pompous histrionics. The other minus is the packaging: For some reason beyond all human comprehension, each of these 37 CDs has been put into a paper sleeve with plastic inlay—fine so far—then glued shut! As you wrench open the paper flap, strings of gum stretch across the opening and unavoidably get all over the disc. Did EMI think we would actually play these discs, or just put the whole thing unopened into a time capsule?


What I suggest is this: Before removing a disc from its sleeve, open the paper flap, cut it off, rub away all the remaining gum—it comes off with a dry thumb rub—then, to prevent the sleeves sticking to each other, place a strip of clear adhesive tape over the area where the flap was glued. Be careful not to let any lumps of gum stick to the discs, as you don’t want it clogging up your CD player or computer. This painstaking method seems to have worked, although the openings are not very even and you’ll go mad if you’re a neatness nut. (Your hand may be steadier with scissors than mine. If Augusten Burroughs is around, ask him to do it.)


Despite the packaging nightmare, this release is packed with Hall of Fame material and is a salutary reminder of the kind of contracts big record companies used to offer classical musicians. It is highly recommended for the music, performances, recording quality, and price.


FANFARE: Phillip Scott
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
2.
Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843-1844; France 
3.
Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; France 
4.
Harold en Italie, Op. 16 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Gérard Caussé (Viola)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; France 
5.
Benvenuto Cellini: Overture, Op 23 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1837; France 
6.
Waverley Overture, Op. 1 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; France 
7.
Sara la baigneuse, Op. 11 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Les Elements Chamber
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834/1850; France 
8.
Tristia, Op. 18 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Les Elements Chamber
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831/1848; France 
9.
Le ballet des ombres, Op. 2 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  David Bismuth (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Elements Chamber
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; France 
10.
Mélodies irlandaises, Op. 2: no 6, Chant sacré by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Les Elements Chamber
Period: Romantic 
11.
Veni creator by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Elements Chamber
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; France 
12.
Tantum ergo by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Frank Villars (Harmonium)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Elements Chamber
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1877-1888; France 
13.
La révolution grecques by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Laurent Naouri (Baritone), Nicolas Rivenq (Baritone)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Les Elements Chamber
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825-1826; France 
14.
Le cinq mai, Op. 6 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Nicolas Rivenq (Baritone)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Les Elements Chamber
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; France 
15.
La mort d'Orphée by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Les Elements Chamber
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; France 
16.
Mélodies irlandaises, Op. 2: no 3, Chant guerrier by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  David Bismuth (Piano), Rolando Villazón (Tenor), Nicolas Rivenq (Baritone)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Elements Chamber
Period: Romantic 
17.
Mélodies irlandaises, Op. 2: no 5, Chanson à boire by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Les Elements Chamber
Period: Romantic 
18.
Le chant des chemins de fer, Op. 19 no 3 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Les Elements Chamber
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; France 
19.
Mélodies irlandaises, Op. 2: no 6, Chant sacré by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  David Bismuth (Piano), Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Elements Chamber
Period: Romantic 
20.
Hymne pour la consécration du nouveau tabernacle by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  David Bismuth (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Elements Chamber
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
21.
Symphony no 1 in D major by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; France 
22.
Symphony no 2 in E flat major by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; France 
23.
Mors et vita by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), John Aler (Tenor), Nadine Denize (Mezzo Soprano),
José Van Dam (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Orféon Donostiarra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1885; France 
24.
Symphony in D minor, M 48 by César Franck
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; France 
25.
Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra, M 46 by César Franck
Performer:  Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
26.
Cyprès et Lauriers, Op. 156 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Matthias Eisenberg (Organ)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; France 
27.
Redemption, M 52 by César Franck
Performer:  Béatrice Uria-Monzon (Mezzo Soprano), Lambert Wilson (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Orféon Donostiarra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871/1874; France 
28.
Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21 by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Augustin Dumay (Violin)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; France 
29.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in F major, Op. 20 by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Augustin Dumay (Violin)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; France 
30.
Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Matthias Eisenberg (Organ)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Written: 1886 
31.
Tableaux symphoniques (3) d'après La foi, Op. 130 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908; France 
32.
Carnival of the animals by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Mikhail Rudy (Piano), Tzimon Barto (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Written: 1886 
33.
Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 57 by Vincent D'Indy
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902-1903; France 
34.
Les forains by Henri Sauguet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; France 
35.
Tableaux de Paris by Henri Sauguet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
36.
Métaboles by Henri Dutilleux
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; France 
37.
The Shadows of Time by Henri Dutilleux
Performer:  Timothee Collardot (Voice), Aude Guirai (Voice), Sarah Lecolle (Voice)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; France 
38.
Symphony no 2 "Le double" by Henri Dutilleux
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958-1959; France 
39.
Carmen: Suite no 1 by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 16 Secs. 
40.
L'arlésienne: Suite no 1 by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 17 Minutes 23 Secs. 
41.
Jeux d'enfants, Op. 22: Petite suite by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; France 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 11 Minutes 26 Secs. 
42.
Jeux d'enfants, Op. 22: no 8, Esquisse "Les quatre coins" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; France 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
43.
Marche funèbre by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1869; France 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 41 Secs. 
44.
Overture in a minor/A major by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1855; France 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 13 Minutes 11 Secs. 
45.
Symphony in C major by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; France 
46.
Roma by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860-1868; France 
47.
Patrie Overture, Op. 19 by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; France 
Length: 13 Minutes 24 Secs. 
48.
L'arlésienne by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Jacques Noureddine (Saxophone)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Orféon Donostiarra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
49.
Carmen: Suite no 1 by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
50.
L'arlésienne: Suite no 1 by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
51.
Jeux d'enfants, Op. 22: Petite suite by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; France 
52.
Jeux d'enfants, Op. 22: no 8, Esquisse "Les quatre coins" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
53.
Overture in a minor/A major by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1855; France 
Length: 13 Minutes 18 Secs. 
54.
Marche funèbre by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1869; France 
Length: 8 Minutes 41 Secs. 
55.
Joyeuse marche "Marche française" by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1987 
56.
España by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 1987 
57.
Suite pastorale by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
Date of Recording: 1987 
58.
Le roi malgré lui: Danse slave by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Date of Recording: 1987 
59.
Le roi malgré lui: Fête polonaise by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Date of Recording: 1987 
60.
Prélude Pastorale by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Emmanuel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
Date of Recording: 1987 
61.
Bourrée fantasque by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1987 
62.
Pièces pittoresques (10) for Piano: no 9, Menuet pompeux by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1881; France 
Date of Recording: 1987 
63.
Gwendoline: Ne riez pas by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Written: 1886 
Date of Recording: 1989 
64.
Gwendoline: Overture by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
Date of Recording: 1989 
65.
Ode à la musique by Emmanuel Chabrier
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Mid-Pyrénées Chorus,  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; France 
Date of Recording: 1989 
66.
Larghetto for Horn and Orchestra by Emmanuel Chabrier
Performer:  Pierre del Vescovo (Horn)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Date of Recording: 1989 
67.
Habañera by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1989 
68.
Valses romantiques (3) for 2 Pianos by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 1989 
69.
La sulamite by Emmanuel Chabrier
Performer:  Susanne Mentzer (Mezzo soprano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Mid-Pyrénées Chorus,  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
Date of Recording: 1989 
70.
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Patricia Nagle (Flute)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1980 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 19 Minutes 40 Secs. 
71.
Masques et bergamasques Suite, Op. 112 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Linda Chesis (Flute), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Alix Bourbon Vocal Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1980 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 29 Minutes 20 Secs. 
72.
Shylock Suite, Op. 57 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1980 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 17 Minutes 55 Secs. 
73.
Ballade for Piano and Orchestra in F sharp major, Op. 19 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1980 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 13 Minutes 52 Secs. 
74.
Elégie for Cello and Piano, Op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
75.
Berceuse for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 16 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Yan Pascal Tortelier (Violin)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
76.
Fantasie for Piano and Orchestra in G major, Op. 111 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 15 Minutes 0 Secs. 
77.
Les djinns, Op. 12 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Alix Bourbon Vocal Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1875; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1980 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
78.
Caligula, Op. 52 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Alix Bourbon Vocal Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1888; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1980 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 17 Minutes 37 Secs. 
79.
Pénélope: Prelude by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907-1912; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1980 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs. 
80.
Requiem, Op. 48 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), José Van Dam (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
81.
Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Arlette Amyel (Organ)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orféon Donostiarra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; France 
82.
Symphony in B flat major, Op. 20 by Ernest Chausson
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889-1890; France 
Date of Recording: 1978 
83.
Soir de fête, Op. 32 by Ernest Chausson
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1898; France 
Date of Recording: 1976 
84.
Viviane, Op. 5 by Ernest Chausson
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882/1887; France 
85.
La mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 1987-88 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 23 Minutes 3 Secs. 
86.
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Francois Laurent (Flute)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Date of Recording: 1987-88 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 10 Minutes 38 Secs. 
87.
Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Mid-Pyrénées Region Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897-1899; France 
Date of Recording: 1987-88 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 24 Minutes 12 Secs. 
88.
Printemps by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Martine Laure (Piano), Philippe Alegre (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887; France 
Date of Recording: 1987-88 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 25 Secs. 
89.
Symphony no 3 in E major by Joseph Guy Ropartz
Performer:  Françoise Pollet (Soprano), Nathalie Stutzmann (Mezzo Soprano), Thierry Dran (Tenor),
Frédéric Vassar (Bass)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Orféon Donostiarra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1985 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 55 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: French 
90.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 4 by Albéric Magnard
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; France 
91.
Symphony no 3 in B flat minor, Op. 11 by Albéric Magnard
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; France 
92.
Symphony no 2 in E major, Op. 6 by Albéric Magnard
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; France 
93.
Hymne a la Justice, Op. 14 by Albéric Magnard
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; France 
94.
Ouverture, Op. 10 by Albéric Magnard
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; France 
95.
Symphony no 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 21 by Albéric Magnard
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913; France 
96.
Chant Funèbre, Op. 9 by Albéric Magnard
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; France 
97.
Relâche by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
98.
En habit de cheval by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
99.
La belle excentrique by Erik Satie
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Armengaud (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1902-1920; France 
100.
Le Piccadilly by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1904; France 
101.
Grimaces (5) pour "Le songe d'une nuit d'été" by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; France 
102.
Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 3, Lent by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
103.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
104.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 3, Lent et grave by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
105.
Parade: no 1, Prelude du rideau rouge by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; France 
106.
Parade: no 6, Suite au Prelude du rideau rouge by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; France 
107.
Evocations, Op. 15 by Albert Roussel
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910-1911; France 
108.
Résurrection, Op. 4 by Albert Roussel
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Nathalie Stutzmann (Alto), José Van Dam (Baritone)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
109.
La valse by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
Venue:  la Halle aux Grains de Toulouse 
Length: 12 Minutes 35 Secs. 
110.
Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Venue:  la Halle aux Grains de Toulouse 
Length: 14 Minutes 36 Secs. 
111.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Venue:  la Halle aux Grains de Toulouse 
Length: 6 Minutes 9 Secs. 
112.
Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Venue:  la Halle aux Grains de Toulouse 
Length: 16 Minutes 19 Secs. 
113.
Ma mère l'oye by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Venue:  la Halle aux Grains de Toulouse 
Length: 15 Minutes 38 Secs. 
114.
Alyssa by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano), Yann Beuron (Tenor), Ludovic Tézier (Baritone)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
Length: 25 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: French 
115.
Alcyone by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Mireille Delunsch (Soprano), Béatrice Uria-Monzon (Mezzo Soprano), Paul Groves (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; France 
Length: 25 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: French 
116.
Myrrha by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Paul Groves (Tenor), Norah Amsellem (Soprano), Marc Barrard (Baritone)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; France 
Length: 23 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: French 
117.
Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1889-1890; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 20 Minutes 39 Secs. 
118.
Concerto for Piano in G major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano), Jean-Louis Homs (French Horn)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1931; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 21 Minutes 57 Secs. 
119.
Concerto for Piano left hand in D major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 17 Minutes 22 Secs. 
120.
Symphony no 1 by Arthur Honegger
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; France 
121.
Symphony no 2 for Trumpet and Strings by Arthur Honegger
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; France 
122.
Symphony no 3 "Liturgique" by Arthur Honegger
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945-1946; France 
123.
Symphony no 4 "Deliciae basiliensis" by Arthur Honegger
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; France 
124.
Symphony no 5 "Di tre re" by Arthur Honegger
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; France 
125.
Mouvement symphoniques (3): no 1, Pacific 231 by Arthur Honegger
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
126.
Requiem, Op. 9 by Maurice Duruflé
Performer:  Marie-Claire Alain (Organ), Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Orféon Donostiarra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 04/1999 
Venue:  Eglise Notre Dame La Daurade, Toulouse 
Length: 43 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
127.
Mass "Cum jubilo", Op. 11 by Maurice Duruflé
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Orféon Donostiarra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1999 
Venue:  Eglise Notre Dame La Daurade, Toulouse 
Length: 19 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
128.
Motets (4) on Gregorian themes, Op. 10 by Maurice Duruflé
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orféon Donostiarra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1999 
Venue:  Eglise Notre Dame La Daurade, Toulouse 
Length: 9 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
129.
Notre Père, Op. 14 by Maurice Duruflé
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orféon Donostiarra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1999 
Venue:  Eglise Notre Dame La Daurade, Toulouse 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
130.
L'apprenti sorcier by Paul Dukas
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; France 
131.
Le chasseur maudit, M 44 by César Franck
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; France 
132.
Effet de nuit by Sylvio Lazzari
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; France 
133.
Lénore by Henri Duparc
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
134.
Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; France 
135.
Poème nocturne: no 1, Aux étoiles by Henri Duparc
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874/1910; France 
136.
Le quai des brumes by Maurice Jaubert
Performer:  Malcolm Stewart (Violin)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1992 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 27 Minutes 21 Secs. 
137.
Le jour se lève by Maurice Jaubert
Performer:  Malcolm Stewart (Violin)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1992 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 21 Minutes 37 Secs. 
138.
Les portes de la nuit: Suite by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Malcolm Stewart (Violin)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1992 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 14 Minutes 49 Secs. 
139.
Les enfants du paradis: Baptiste by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Malcolm Stewart (Violin)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1992 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 14 Minutes 19 Secs. 

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