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Dvorak - Slavonic Dances Op.46 | Australian Eloquence ELQ4762742

Dvorak - Slavonic Dances Op.46

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Label: Australian Eloquence

Cat No: ELQ4762742

Barcode: 0028947627425

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Penguin Guide 4 stars Penguin Rosette Winner

Contents

Artists

London Symphony Orchestra
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Jean Martinon

Works

Dvorak, Antonin

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

Massenet, Jules

Le Cid

Meyerbeer, Giacomo

Les Patineurs (orch. Constant Lambert)

Artists

London Symphony Orchestra
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Jean Martinon

About

Jean Martinon (1910-76) was not only a successful conductor but also an accomplished composer and his musical intuition and fine ear for detail is evident at every turn in these recordings. This release will achieve cult status, as did the original recordings, made in 1958 (Massenet, Meyerbeer) and 1959 (Dvorak). The French works were recorded by the legendary Decca producer John Culshaw, and for those not familiar with this music, it is scintillating, charming, tuneful, and, despite the age of the recordings, sonically thrilling. Likewise, Martinon and the LSO inject plenty of verve into the Slavonic Dances (originally recorded by Decca for RCA at a time when the two companies had a mutual arrangement).

"[Le Cid] In Martinon's hands, Massenet's tunes fizz and effervesce like the best champagne...the astonishing vivid Decca recording... Is superbly transferred to CD." - Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs 2005/6.
 
Works:
 
Grieg : Slavonic Dances, Op. 46
No. 1 in C minor (Presto)
No. 2 in E minor (Allegretto scherzando)
No. 3 in A flat major (Poco allegro)
No. 4 in F major (Tempo di minuetto)
No. 5 in A major (Allegro vivace)
No. 6 in d major (Allegretto scherzando)
No. 7 in C minor (Allegro assai)
No. 8 in G minor (Presto)

Grieg : Slavonic Dances, Op. 72
No. 7 in C major (Allegro vivace)
London Symphony Orchestra/Jean Martinon

Massenet : Le Cid - ballet music
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra/Jean Martinon

Meyerbeer : Les Patineurs – ballet (orch. Constant Lambert)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra/Jean Martinon

 

Reviews

This 1958 coupling of Meyerbeer and Massenet was justly famous in its day. The sheer vividness of the opening number, with its growling cellos, the swagger of the string rhythms and the thundering timpani strokes, are still startling – and, praise be, the CD transfer is superb.
Penguin Guide 2010

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