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Mehul: Le Chant Du Depart / Lussier, Les Jacobins

Mehul / Lussier
Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 22659   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Etienne-Nicolas Méhul
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Jacobins
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1. Mélidore et Phrosine: Overture by Etienne-Nicolas Méhul
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Jacobins
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794; France 
2. Le jeune Henri: Overture by Etienne-Nicolas Méhul
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Jacobins
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; France 
3. Le Chant du Départ "La Marseillaise" by Etienne-Nicolas Méhul
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Jacobins
Period: Classical 
Written: France 
4. Joseph: Overture by Etienne-Nicolas Méhul
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Jacobins
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; France 
5. Ariodant: Overture by Etienne-Nicolas Méhul
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Jacobins
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799; France 
6. Le 18 fructidor by Etienne-Nicolas Méhul
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Jacobins
7. Hymne du 9 thermidor by Etienne-Nicolas Méhul
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Jacobins
8. Hymne a la raison by Etienne-Nicolas Méhul
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Jacobins
9. Hymne des vingt-deux by Etienne-Nicolas Méhul
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Jacobins
10. Hymne pour la fete des epoux by Etienne-Nicolas Méhul
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Jacobins
11. Stratonice: Overture by Etienne-Nicolas Méhul
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Jacobins
12. Le chant du retour by Etienne-Nicolas Méhul
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Jacobins

Sound Samples

Melidore et Phrosine (arr. for chamber ensemble): Melidore et Phrosine: Overture (arr. for chamber ensemble)
Ariodant (arr. for chamber ensemble): Ariodant: Overture (arr. for chamber ensemble)
Le jeune Henri, "La Chasse du jeune Henry" (arr. for chamber ensemble): Le jeune Henri, "La Chasse du jeune Henry": Overture (arr. for chamber ensemble)
Stratonice (arr. for chamber ensemble): Stratonice: Overture (arr. for chamber ensemble)
Joseph (arr. for chamber ensemble): Joseph: Overture (arr. for chamber ensemble)
Euphrosine, ou le tyran corrige (arr. for chamber ensemble): Euphrosine, ou le tyran corrige: Overture (arr. for chamber ensemble)
Le chant du depart (arr. for chamber ensemble)
Le 18 fructidor (arr. for chamber ensemble)
Hymne du 9 thermidor (Second version) (arr. for chamber ensemble)
Hymne a la raison (arr. for chamber ensemble)
Hymne des vingt-deux (arr. for chamber ensemble)
Hymne pour la fete des epoux (arr. for chamber ensemble)
Le chant du retour (arr. for chamber ensemble)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 More Music by the "French Beethoven" to Discover February 26, 2013 By ben cutler (somerville, NJ) See All My Reviews "The bad news for lovers of the often quite original music of Mehul is these works are not performed in their original orchestral garb but are played by an ensemble of ten wind instruments. The good news is that "Les Jacobins" do extraordinarily well. The acid test is their performance of "Le Chasse de Jeune Henri Overture". "Le Chasse" with its lovingly detailed scenes of the early morning countryside could arguably be called the "first piece of impressionistic music". "Le Chasse" ends with a chase that, properly played, is hair-raising and it would seem that no group of ten instruments could possibly equal its orchestral equivalent. Not so. "Les Jacobins" lovingly and easily matches the orchestral dewy morning in its freshness and when the chase comes they momentarily seem undervalued. But when the french horns start playing with their bells up they are more exciting even than most orchestral performances. The disc includes five more overtures, two of them new to me, and 6 of his patriotic occasional pieces, most of them new to me. All of them beautifully played. Ben Cutler" Report Abuse
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