Farrenc: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 / Equilbey, Insula Orchestra

Release Date: 8/6/2021
Label: Erato
Catalog Number: 669852
Composer: Louise Farrenc
Conductor: Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble: Insula Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Louise Farrenc: Symphonies No. 1 & No. 3 - Laurence Equilbey, conducting her period-instrument Insula Orchestra, champions the composer Louise Farrenc, a prominent and pioneering figure in 19th century Paris. This album presents two of Farrenc's three symphonies, No. 1 in C minor, first heard in 1845, and No. 3 in G minor, premiered in 1849. "The score is so well written that it deserves a prominent place in the history of the early Romantic symphony," wrote the Financial Times after a performance of the Symphony No 3 in London, marking International Women's Day 2018. "Equilbey and the Insula orchestra gave it a fleet, fiery performance. Their crusading spirit lived up to the day's billing." The Daily Telegraph observed that the symphony "was full of engaging inventions... It's clearly a fine piece; all it needs now is to be heard, many times." 2021 release.

 

REVIEW:

 

In their lucidity, colour, and feeling for the music’s architecture, with climaxes unerringly prepared and clinched, these performances would be hard to better.

 

– Gramophone (Editor's Choice, October 2021)

Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 32 by Jeanne-Louise Farrenc
Conductor: Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble: Insula Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841 ; France
2. Symphony no 3 in G minor, Op. 36 by Jeanne-Louise Farrenc
Conductor: Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble: Insula Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847 ; France
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