Tansman - Ballet Music: Sextuor, Bric a brac | CPO 7779872

Tansman - Ballet Music: Sextuor, Bric a brac

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Label: CPO

Cat No: 7779872

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 28th April 2017

Contents

Artists

Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Lukasz Borowicz
Wojciech Michniewski

Works

Tansman, Alexandre

Bric a brac: Ballet en 3 tableaux
Sextuor: Ballet bouffe

Artists

Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Lukasz Borowicz
Wojciech Michniewski

About

The stage had fascinated Alexandre Tansman ever since his youth. The libretto for Sextuor, the first work heard here, was written by Alexandre Arnoux. Sextuor is a dramatic love story of the passion shared by a violin and a violoncello for a flute, and Tansman believed that here he had found ideal material for a ballet. And so it was: the work, composed in 1923, was performed with great international success and made the young composer famous. Although he suffered a great loss when his mother died in 1935, Tansman found the strength to write a larger theatrical work. The result was the ballet Bric à brac. The director of the Grand Opéra in Paris wanted this ballet set between stalls of wood and corrugated iron at a flea market near the Porte de Clignancourt for a premiere during the 1939/40 season. However, the outbreak of World War II thwarted these plans. After long negotiations the work finally premiered on 30 November 1958.

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