WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Chabrier, Roussel / Paul Paray, Detroit Symphony


Release Date: 11/09/2004 
Label:  Mercury Living Presence   Catalog #: 000339536   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Albert RousselEmmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Paul Paray
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

This title is currently unavailable.



Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

Audiophile enhancements notwithstanding, the chief reason to acquire this disc always has been Paul Paray's vibrant and exciting renditions of these delightful works, performed with power, precision, and panache by the Detroit Symphony. Of the Chabrier works, only España and Joyeuse Marche will be recognizable by most listeners, and Paray offers compelling renditions of both. However, the remaining Chabrier items are just as enjoyable, especially the colorful Fête Polonaise and the dramatic Gwendoline Overture. Mercury's famed minimal-miking technique vividly captures the lively acoustic of Detroit's Ford Auditorium, which the DSD
Read more remastering relates with striking immediacy--especially considering that these recordings are more than 45 years old! This fact becomes even more impressive when you hear the Roussel Suite in F, which is hampered by persistent harmonic distortion and foreshortened dynamics. Nevertheless, Paray's stirring performance transcends these sonic limitaitons, making this collection a certified must-have, no matter what the format.

--Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Orchestra in F major, Op. 33 by Albert Roussel
Conductor:  Paul Paray
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1957 
Venue:  Live  Ford Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan 
Length: 13 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: This selection never before available. 
2.
España by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Paul Paray
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 11/18/1959 
Venue:  Cass Technical High School, Detriot, MI 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
3.
Suite pastorale by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Paul Paray
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
Date of Recording: 11/18/1959 
Venue:  Live  Cass Technical High School, Detriot, MI 
Length: 16 Minutes 0 Secs. 
4.
Le roi malgré lui: Fête polonaise by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Paul Paray
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Date of Recording: 11/18/1959 
Venue:  Cass Technical High School, Detriot, MI 
Length: 7 Minutes 36 Secs. 
5.
Gwendoline: Overture by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Paul Paray
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
Date of Recording: 11/18/1959 
Venue:  Live  Cass Technical High School, Detriot, MI 
Length: 8 Minutes 44 Secs. 
6.
Le roi malgré lui: Danse slave by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Paul Paray
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Date of Recording: 11/18/1959 
Venue:  Cass Technical High School, Detriot, MI 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
7.
Joyeuse marche "Marche française" by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Paul Paray
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 04/05/1959 
Venue:  Old Orchestra Hall, Detriot, Michigan 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
8.
Bourrée fantasque by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Paul Paray
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 03/19/1957 
Venue:  Ford Auditorium, Detriot, Michigan 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In