Jean Martinon: Milestones of a Legendary Conductor | Documents 600565

Jean Martinon: Milestones of a Legendary Conductor

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Label: Documents

Cat No: 600565

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 7th August 2020

Contents

Works

Adam, Adolphe

Giselle
Si j'etais roi (If I were king)
» Overture

Berlioz, Hector

La Damnation de Faust, op.24 H111
» Hungarian March (Rakoczy March)
Le Carnaval romain (Roman Carnival): overture, op.9 H95
Le Corsaire: Overture, op.21 H101

Bizet, Georges

Jeux d'enfants, op.22: Petite suite

Boieldieu, Francois Adrien

La Dame Blanche
» Overture
Le Calife de Bagdad (The Caliph of Baghdad)
» Overture

Borodin, Alexander

Symphony no.2 in B minor

Bruch, Max

Kol Nidrei, op.47

Debussy, Claude

Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

Dukas, Paul

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'Apprenti sorcier)

Durian, Ohan

Pastorale no.3
Pastorale no.4

Dvorak, Antonin

Slavonic Dances: Series I, op.46 B83
Slavonic Dances: Series II, op.72 B147
» no.7 in C major

Falla, Manuel de

Noches en los Jardines de Espana (Nights in the Gardens of Spain)

Faure, Gabriel

Pavane, op.50

Honegger, Arthur

Pastorale d'ete

Ibert, Jacques

Divertissement

Lalo, Edouard

Symphonie espagnole in D minor, op.21

Martinon, Jean

Epilogue d'un conte d'amour, op.35 no.1
Sonatine no.5 for solo violin, op.32 no.1

Massenet, Jules

Le Cid: Ballet Suite

Meyerbeer, Giacomo

Les Patineurs (orch. Constant Lambert)

Offenbach, Jacques

Barbe-bleue
» Overture
La Belle Helene
» Overture
La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein
» Overture
Le Mariage aux lanternes (The wedding by lantern-light)
» Overture

Prokofiev, Sergei

Russian Overture, op.72
Symphony no.5 in B flat major, op.100
Symphony no.7 in C sharp minor, op.131
The Love for Three Oranges: Suite, op.33

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Capriccio espagnol, op.34
The Tale of Tsar Saltan
» March

Roussel, Albert

Bacchus et Ariane, op.43: Suite no.1
Bacchus et Ariane, op.43: Suite no.2
Le Festin de l'araignee, op.17: Symphonic Fragments

Saint-Saens, Camille

Danse macabre, op.40
Le Rouet d'Omphale, op.31
Piano Concerto no.2 in G minor, op.22

Artists

Jean Fournier (violin)
Pierre Fournier (cello)
Moura Lympany (piano)
David Oistrakh (violin)
Eduardo del Pueyo (piano)
Ricardo Zugaro (piano)

Conductor

Jean Martinon

Works

Adam, Adolphe

Giselle
Si j'etais roi (If I were king)
» Overture

Berlioz, Hector

La Damnation de Faust, op.24 H111
» Hungarian March (Rakoczy March)
Le Carnaval romain (Roman Carnival): overture, op.9 H95
Le Corsaire: Overture, op.21 H101

Bizet, Georges

Jeux d'enfants, op.22: Petite suite

Boieldieu, Francois Adrien

La Dame Blanche
» Overture
Le Calife de Bagdad (The Caliph of Baghdad)
» Overture

Borodin, Alexander

Symphony no.2 in B minor

Bruch, Max

Kol Nidrei, op.47

Debussy, Claude

Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

Dukas, Paul

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'Apprenti sorcier)

Durian, Ohan

Pastorale no.3
Pastorale no.4

Dvorak, Antonin

Slavonic Dances: Series I, op.46 B83
Slavonic Dances: Series II, op.72 B147
» no.7 in C major

Falla, Manuel de

Noches en los Jardines de Espana (Nights in the Gardens of Spain)

Faure, Gabriel

Pavane, op.50

Honegger, Arthur

Pastorale d'ete

Ibert, Jacques

Divertissement

Lalo, Edouard

Symphonie espagnole in D minor, op.21

Martinon, Jean

Epilogue d'un conte d'amour, op.35 no.1
Sonatine no.5 for solo violin, op.32 no.1

Massenet, Jules

Le Cid: Ballet Suite

Meyerbeer, Giacomo

Les Patineurs (orch. Constant Lambert)

Offenbach, Jacques

Barbe-bleue
» Overture
La Belle Helene
» Overture
La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein
» Overture
Le Mariage aux lanternes (The wedding by lantern-light)
» Overture

Prokofiev, Sergei

Russian Overture, op.72
Symphony no.5 in B flat major, op.100
Symphony no.7 in C sharp minor, op.131
The Love for Three Oranges: Suite, op.33

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Capriccio espagnol, op.34
The Tale of Tsar Saltan
» March

Roussel, Albert

Bacchus et Ariane, op.43: Suite no.1
Bacchus et Ariane, op.43: Suite no.2
Le Festin de l'araignee, op.17: Symphonic Fragments

Saint-Saens, Camille

Danse macabre, op.40
Le Rouet d'Omphale, op.31
Piano Concerto no.2 in G minor, op.22

Artists

Jean Fournier (violin)
Pierre Fournier (cello)
Moura Lympany (piano)
David Oistrakh (violin)
Eduardo del Pueyo (piano)
Ricardo Zugaro (piano)

Conductor

Jean Martinon

About

Jean Martinon is probably the most important French conductor of the generation between Pierre Monteux and Pierre Boulez. The conductor, born in Lyon in 1910, studied with Albert Roussel, Vincent d’Indy, Roger Desormière and Charles Munch in Paris, all the while also making his mark as a composer. After the war Martinon conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra, took over the Parisian Orchestre Lamoureux in 1951 – and also the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, where he was the understudy to Charles Munch – and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra from 1957 on. He was the first French conductor to be entrusted with a prestigious position in Germany when he was appointed General Music Director in Düsseldorf in 1960. In 1963 the conductor conquered the US and took over the legendary Chicago Symphony Orchestra from Fritz Reiner.

Martinon was particularly renowned as a specialist for the French repertoire of the early 20th century. The present documentation of original albums from 1951 to 1961 identifies him as an interpreter dedicating himself to the works with charm, wit and intelligence, all the while combining urgency with grace, warmth and emotion. Quite a few of his recordings received high accolades and are still considered to be milestones. Martinon also made exceptional recordings of the Russian repertoire, his Prokofiev and Shostakovich recordings in particular are still held in high esteem.

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