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Georges Pretre: The Symphonic Recordings

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Label: Warner - Icon

Cat No: 9029595352

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 17

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 2nd September 2016

Contents

Works

Berg, Alban

Chamber Concerto
Violin Concerto 'To the memory of an angel'

Berlioz, Hector

Symphonie fantastique, op.14 H48

Borodin, Alexander

In the Steppes of Central Asia
Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Castillon, Alexis de

Esquisses symphoniques, op.15
Piano Concerto in D major, op.12

d'Indy, Vincent

Dyptyque mediterraneen, op.87
Poeme des rivages, op.77

Debussy, Claude

Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

Dukas, Paul

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier)

Dutilleux, Henri

Le Loup: Symphonic fragments

Dvorak, Antonin

Symphony no.9 in E minor, op.95 B178 'From the New World'

Gershwin, George

Piano Concerto in F major
Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Ferde Grofe)

Harsanyi, Tibor

L'Histoire du petit tailleur (The Story of the Little Tailor)

Jongen, Joseph

Symphonie Concertante, op.81

Landowski, Marcel

Symphony no.1 'Jean de la Peur'
Symphony no.3 'Des Espaces'
Symphony no.4

Milhaud, Darius

La Creation du Monde, op.81
Le Carnaval d'Aix, op.83b
Suite francaise, op.248
Suite provencale, op.152c

Mussorgsky, Modest

A Night on the Bare Mountain (orch. Rimsky-Korsakov)

Poulenc, Francis

L'histoire de Babar, le petit elephant
Les Animaux modeles: Suite
Les Biches: Suite

Ravel, Maurice

La Valse
Pavane pour une infante defunte

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Capriccio Espagnol, op.34

Roussel, Albert

Bacchus et Ariane, op.43

Saint-Saens, Camille

Carnival of the Animals
Danse macabre, op.40
La Jeunesse d'Hercule, op.50
Symphony no.1 in E flat major, op.2
Symphony no.2 in A minor, op.55
Symphony no.3 in C minor, op.78 'Organ Symphony'

Satie, Erik

Gymnopedies (3) (arr. Debussy)
» III Lent et Grave
» I Lent et douloureux

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Festive Overture, op.96
Symphony no.12 in D minor, op.112 'The Year 1917'

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Symphony no.5 in E minor, op.64

Artists

Marie-Claire Alain (organ)
Pierre Barbizet (piano)
Michel Beroff (piano)
Michel Boussinot (violin)
Aldo Ciccolini (piano)
Maurice Durufle (organ)
Christian Ferras (violin)
Virgil Fox (organ)
Andre Gantiez (horn)
Jean-Claude Malgoire (cor anglais)
Pierre Pierlot (flute)
Peter Ustinov (narrator)
Daniel Wayenberg (piano)
Alexis Weissenberg (piano)
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire
Orchestre de Paris
Orchestre du Theatre National de l’Opera de Paris
Orchestre National de France
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Philharmonia Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Wiener Symphoniker

Conductor

Georges Pretre

Works

Berg, Alban

Chamber Concerto
Violin Concerto 'To the memory of an angel'

Berlioz, Hector

Symphonie fantastique, op.14 H48

Borodin, Alexander

In the Steppes of Central Asia
Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Castillon, Alexis de

Esquisses symphoniques, op.15
Piano Concerto in D major, op.12

d'Indy, Vincent

Dyptyque mediterraneen, op.87
Poeme des rivages, op.77

Debussy, Claude

Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

Dukas, Paul

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier)

Dutilleux, Henri

Le Loup: Symphonic fragments

Dvorak, Antonin

Symphony no.9 in E minor, op.95 B178 'From the New World'

Gershwin, George

Piano Concerto in F major
Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Ferde Grofe)

Harsanyi, Tibor

L'Histoire du petit tailleur (The Story of the Little Tailor)

Jongen, Joseph

Symphonie Concertante, op.81

Landowski, Marcel

Symphony no.1 'Jean de la Peur'
Symphony no.3 'Des Espaces'
Symphony no.4

Milhaud, Darius

La Creation du Monde, op.81
Le Carnaval d'Aix, op.83b
Suite francaise, op.248
Suite provencale, op.152c

Mussorgsky, Modest

A Night on the Bare Mountain (orch. Rimsky-Korsakov)

Poulenc, Francis

L'histoire de Babar, le petit elephant
Les Animaux modeles: Suite
Les Biches: Suite

Ravel, Maurice

La Valse
Pavane pour une infante defunte

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Capriccio Espagnol, op.34

Roussel, Albert

Bacchus et Ariane, op.43

Saint-Saens, Camille

Carnival of the Animals
Danse macabre, op.40
La Jeunesse d'Hercule, op.50
Symphony no.1 in E flat major, op.2
Symphony no.2 in A minor, op.55
Symphony no.3 in C minor, op.78 'Organ Symphony'

Satie, Erik

Gymnopedies (3) (arr. Debussy)
» III Lent et Grave
» I Lent et douloureux

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Festive Overture, op.96
Symphony no.12 in D minor, op.112 'The Year 1917'

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Symphony no.5 in E minor, op.64

Artists

Marie-Claire Alain (organ)
Pierre Barbizet (piano)
Michel Beroff (piano)
Michel Boussinot (violin)
Aldo Ciccolini (piano)
Maurice Durufle (organ)
Christian Ferras (violin)
Virgil Fox (organ)
Andre Gantiez (horn)
Jean-Claude Malgoire (cor anglais)
Pierre Pierlot (flute)
Peter Ustinov (narrator)
Daniel Wayenberg (piano)
Alexis Weissenberg (piano)
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire
Orchestre de Paris
Orchestre du Theatre National de l’Opera de Paris
Orchestre National de France
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Philharmonia Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Wiener Symphoniker

Conductor

Georges Pretre

About

The latest releases in Warner Classics’ long-running Icon series highlight two conductors: Georges Prêtre and Armin Jordan. They were born just eight years apart from each other – Prêtre in France in 1924 and Jordan in Switzerland 1932 – and both have a particular distinction in French music, but their careers followed very different paths.

Prêtre – who, now in his nineties, still has an active career – is very much the international maestro, conducting most of the world’s major orchestras and appearing in the world’s top opera houses, while Jordan (who died in 2006) focused his career largely on Switzerland and France, though he gained a reputation in the USA in the last decade or so of his life.

Particularly notable in Prêtre’s Warner Classics catalogue are the recordings he made with Maria Callas in the 1960s (Carmen, Tosca and the two Callas à Paris recitals) but the 17-CD Icon collection displays the extraordinary breadth of his achievement. The French component features Berlioz, Debussy, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Satie, Poulenc, Milhaud, d’Indy, Roussel and Dukas, but also the much less widely-known Alexis de Castillon and Marcel Landowski (who was a personal friend of Prêtre’s). Beyond that already impressive array, the set also includes works by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Mussorgsky, Shostakovich, Dvořák, Berg, Gershwin, the Hungarian composer Tibor Harsányi and the Belgian composer Joseph Jongen (whose Symphonie concertante for organ and orchestra, a work close to Prêtre’s heart, is performed here with the composer Maurice Duruflé as soloist). The orchestras on this Icon set are from France, Monte Carlo, the UK and Austria and featured performers include Marie-Claire Alain, Aldo Ciccolini, Alexis Weissenberg, Michel Béroff, Christian Ferras and Peter Ustinov.

The collection includes a number of recordings that have never before appeared on CD, including works by Saint-Saëns, Milhaud, Poulenc, Dutilleux, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Mussorgsky, Shostakovich, Dvořák, Berg, Harsányi and Gershwin.

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