Ibert - The Ballad of Reading Gaol, Feerique, etc | Naxos 8555568

Ibert - The Ballad of Reading Gaol, Feerique, etc

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8555568

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 31st July 2015

Contents

Artists

Daniela Kubricka (soprano)
Slovak Philharmonic Chorus
Slovak Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Adriano

Works

Ibert, Jacques

Chant de folie
Feerique
La Ballade de Reading Gaol
Les rencontres
Suite Elisabethiane (from the incidental music to 'A Midsummer Night's Dream')

Artists

Daniela Kubricka (soprano)
Slovak Philharmonic Chorus
Slovak Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Adriano

About

Based on Oscar Wilde’s impassioned text 'Le Ballade de la Geôle de Reading', Jacques Ibert’s first symphonic work astonished and impressed audiences with its dark atmospheres of anguished madness and terror. The Trois Pièces de Ballet portray society guests with colourful music-hall wit, contrasting with the impressionistic symphonic poem Féerique and the horrors of war expressed in Chant de Folie, while the Suite Élisabéthaine introduces ancient styles to enhance Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

This release first appeared in 1993 on our Marco Polo label (8223508), and was recommended by the Penguin Guide as having “Good performances and [an] eminently serviceable recording”. Jacques Ibert’s early orchestral and ballet scores have remained neglected in the intervening decades and so this program retains its unique position in the catalogue.

Naxos has had a long and fruitful relationship with the Slovak Symphony Orchestra.

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