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Ernest Ansermet

Ernest Ansermet - The Mono Years (26CD Box Set)

2023 marks the 140th anniversary of the birth of the influential Swiss conductor Ernest Ansermet. Issued as a companion box to The Stereo Years, this set encompasses recordings from the year of Decca’s birth, in 1929, to 1955. With newly refurbished digital mastering (Chris Bernauer, Mark Obert-Thorn), the set includes Ansermet’s landmark 1952 recording of Daphnis et Chloé, published on CD for the first time in genuine mono (without stereo reverb). Also included in this collection is Lyadov’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s "Gopak" from Sorochintsy Fair. The stereo recording was intended for inclusion on a London (US Decca) stereo LP, but this album was never released and only a test pressing survives, making the bonus stereo publication in this edition a world-premiere release. Ranging from Baroque music to several important Stravinsky recordings, this is a must-have for anyone interested in the history of orchestral recording.

Limited Edition, Original Jackets.

CD 1 HANDEL Concerti Grossi Op.6 Nos. 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 12 DSO   CD 2 VIVALDI Bassoon Concerto RV 481 Henri Helaerts HANDEL Organ Concertos HWV 289 & 290 Jeanne Demessieux MARCELLO Oboe Concerto Roger Reversy, OSR   CD 3 MOZART Symphony No. 38 “Prague” Serenade No. 10 OSR Exsultate, jubilate Janine Micheau; OSCC   CD 4 HAYDN Symphony No. 101 “Clock” SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1 “Spring” OSR SCHUMANN Genoveva Overture OSCC   CD 5 SCHUMANN Piano Concerto Dinu Lipatti ∙ Cello Concerto Maurice Gendron TCHAIKOVSKY Rococo Variations Maurice Gendron, OSR   CD 6 MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition [1947] LPO RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade Pierre Nérini, OSCC   CD 7 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio espagnol The Golden Cockerel – Introduction, Bridal procession & Suite MUSSORGSKY Gopak (Sorochintsy Fair – mono & stereo) OSR   CD 8 VILLA-LOBOS Piano Concerto No. 1 Ellen Ballon, OSR CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 Ellen Ballon, LSO   CD 9 RAVEL Alborada del gracioso [1947] DEBUSSY La Mer [1947] OSR RAVEL La Valse [1947] · Shéhérazade Suzanne Danco DEBUSSY Petite suite OSCC   CD 10 ROSSINI/RESPIGHI La Boutique fantasque LSO FALLA El sombrero de tres picos Suzanne Danco RAVEL 3 Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé Suzanne Danco, OSR   CD 11 DEBUSSY Images RAVEL L’Heure espagnole Michel Hamel, Suzanne Danco, Paul Derenne, Heinz Rehfuss, André Vessières, OSR   CDs 12–13 DEBUSSY Pelléas et Mélisande Pierre Mollet, Heinz Rehfuss, André Vessières, Flore Wend, Suzanne Danco, Hélène Bouvier, Derrick Olsen, OSR   CD 14 RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Piano Concerto in D for the Left Hand (Jacqueline Blancard) [1949 & 1953] OSR   CD 15 DEBUSSY Nocturnes · RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole Valses nobles et sentimentales · Le Tombeau de Couperin OSR   CD 16 RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé Geneva Motet Choir, OSR   CD 17 DEBUSSY La Mer [1951] Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune RAVEL Ma mèr