Composer: Emmanuel Chabrier, Albert Roussel
Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Paul Paray
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Size: 347 MB
01. Chabrier: España – Rhapsody for Orchestra
02. Chabrier: Suite pastorale – 1. Idylle
03. Chabrier: Suite pastorale – 2. Danse villageoise
04. Chabrier: Suite pastorale – 3. Sous-bois
05. Chabrier: Suite pastorale – 4. Scherzo-Valse
06. Chabrier: Le roi malgré lui – Fête polonaise
07. Chabrier: Gwendoline – Overture
08. Chabrier: Le roi malgré lui – Danse slave
09. Chabrier: Joyeuse marche
10. Chabrier: Bourreé fantasque
11. Roussel: Suite in F, Op.33 – 1. Prelude
12. Roussel: Suite in F, Op.33 – 2. Sarabande
13. Roussel: Suite in F, Op.33 – 3. Gigue
Absolutely Outstanding Disc!
This disc is a revelation! Everybody is familiar with Chabrier’s Espana, but I have never heard it played more succinctly than it is here by Paul Paray and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. It is exciting , and it makes your heart skip a beat. Moreover, for those of you who are only familiar with this work of Chabrier’s art, you are in for a special treat. Every cut on the disc is as exciting as the first! I will mention Danse Slave and Joyeuse Marche as worthy of admiration, but every one of Chabrier’s selections is worthy of high praise!
I was not as familiar with the music of Albert Roussel before I obtained this disc, but I was anything but disappointed. His Suite in F is a delightful selection which adds to the desirability of this great CD.
I would be amiss if I failed to comment on the fantastic sound quality of this disc. Mercury Living Presence sound cannot be surpassed! The only recordings that can be compared for quality of sound are some of the RCA Victor Living Stereo discs made by Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Most highly recommended!!