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Ernest Ansermet / L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / London Philharmonic Orchestra

Stravinsky - Ansermet: The First Decca Recordings (4CD)

The Eloquence/Ansermet journey continues with a much-anticipated and unique set: the early Stravinsky/Ansermet Decca discography with recordings made in the decade from 1946-1955, with, as a bonus, the hitherto unissued-on-CD recording of the Divertimento from The Fairy`s Kiss, recorded in 1962. The detailed booklet notes by Richard Kaplan are supplemented with full-page reproductions of many of the original LP covers in both their original form and reissued LP formats. All the recordings appear internationally on Decca CD for the first time.

 

TRACK LIST
IGOR STRAVINSKY
CD 1

  1. Petrushka (1911 version) rec. 1949
  2. Le Sacre du Printemps rec. 1950
  3. Circus Polka rec. 1951

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet

CD 2

  1. L’Oiseau de feu: Suite (1919) rec. 1950
  2. Divertimento from ‘Le Baiser de la fée’ rec. 1951
  3. Renard rec. 1955 (sung in French)

Michel Sénéchal, Hugues Cuénod, tenors
Heinz Rehfuss, baritone
Xavier Depraz, bass
Istvan Arato, cimbalom
L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet

CD 3

  1. Oedipus Rex rec. 1955

Ernst Haefliger, tenor (Oedipus)
Hélène Bouvier, mezzo soprano (Jocasta)
James Loomis, bass-baritone (Créon & Messenger)
André Vessières, bass (Tiresias)
Hugues Cuénod, tenor (Shepherd)
Paul Pasquier, speaker (Narrator)
Société Chorale du Brassus

2. Divertimento from ‘Le Baiser de la fée’ rec. 1962

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet

CD 4

  1. Petrushka (1911 version, with Ernest Christensen, piano) rec. 1946
  2. L’Oiseau de feu: Suite (1910/1919) rec. 1946
  3. Symphonie de psaumes rec. 1947

London Philharmonic Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Ernest Ansermet