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VON SUPPE & FAVOURITE FRENCH OVERTURES - PARAY, DETROIT SYMPHONY
VON SUPPE & FAVOURITE FRENCH OVERTURES - PARAY, DETROIT SYMPHONY

VON SUPPE & FAVOURITE FRENCH OVERTURES - PARAY, DETROIT SYMPHONY

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Suppé & Favourite French Overtures

Suppé & Ovts
Paul Paray
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

 

‘Mercury is all about the placement of the microphones. Paul Paray, the conductor who made the Detroit Symphony one of the finest ‘French’ orchestras on the planet...Suppé and Auber prove an ideal spirit-raiser. The Beautiful Galatea balances handsome playing with real swagger, and Poet & Peasant is intense and beautifully shaped. There are nine overtures, each parading similar virtues – brilliance, energy, a consistent rhythm and line, (and) felicitous phrasing … Berlioz (is) the best music, and here the virtuosity of Paray’s orchestra really comes into its own. I do not ever remember having heard the climax of Le Carnaval Romain whipped up more excitingly” (Gramophone)

Franz von Suppé:
[1] Die schone Galathée / Beautiful Galatea 6:22
[2] Pique Dame 7:30
[3] Leichte Kavallerie / Light Cavalry 6:29
[4] Dichter und Bauer / Poet & Peasant 9:25
[5] Ein Morgen, ein Mittag, ein Abend in Wien /
Morning, Noon & Night in Vienna 7:31
[6] Boccaccio 6:41
[7] Daniel Auber: The Bronze Horse 6:44
[8] Daniel Auber: Fra Diavolo 7:22
[9] Ferdinand Hérold: Zampa 7:23
[10] Heitor Berlioz: Le Carnaval Romain 8:17