Dukas - Cantates, Choeurs et Musique Symphonique | Ediciones Singulares ES1021

Dukas - Cantates, Choeurs et Musique Symphonique

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Label: Ediciones Singulares

Cat No: ES1021

Format: CD + Book

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 13th November 2015

Contents

About

Considered one of the finest composers of the late French Romantic period, Paul Dukas was also a brilliant orchestrator, known above all for 'The Sorcerer’s Apprentice', one of the most frequently performed works worldwide. But four times, between 1886 and 1889, he failed to win the Prix de Rome competition.

He was a severe critic of his own works, many of which he systematically destroyed, but miraculously several ambitious and varied compositions have survived.

Reviews

Hervé Niquet and his forces are superb guides through this repertory, little of which has previously appeared on disc [...] Orchestral textures are admirably lucid, the choral singing beautifully focused and the conducting impeccable [...] Sémélé gets a terrific, high-voltage performance, blazingly sung by Catherine Hunold (Sémélé), Kate Aldrich (Juno) and Tassis Christoyannis (Jupiter). [...] The whole thing adds immeasurably to our understanding of Dukas and is a very fine achievement indeed. Tim Ashley
Gramophone February 2016
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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