Dvorak - Slavonic Dances Op.46
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Label: Australian Eloquence
Cat No: ELQ4762742
Number of Discs: 1
WorksSlavonic Dances: Series I, op.46 B83
Slavonic Dances: Series II, op.72 B147
Les Patineurs (orch. Constant Lambert)
ArtistsLondon Symphony Orchestra
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
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).
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
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra/Jean Martinon
Meyerbeer : Les Patineurs – ballet (orch. Constant Lambert)
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