Ultimate French Classics: The Essential Masterpieces

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947817345
  • Catalog Number: 001313602

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 86 - Claude Debussy & Vladimir Ashkenazy (10:12)
  2. 2–4 Nocturnes, for female chorus & orchestra, L. 91 - Claude Debussy & Vladimir Ashkenazy (23:50)
  3. 5–7 La Mer, symphonic sketches (3) for orchestra, L. 109 - Claude Debussy & Vladimir Ashkenazy (23:23)
  4. 8–11 Rhapsodie espagnole, for orchestra (or 2 pianos) - Maurice Ravel & Vladimir Ashkenazy (14:30)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Boléro, ballet for orchestra - Maurice Ravel & London Symphony Orchestra (15:27)
  2. 2 La valse, poème choréographique for orchestra - Maurice Ravel & London Symphony Orchestra (11:46)
  3. 3–13 Ma mère l'oye, ballet for orchestra - Maurice Ravel & London Symphony Orchestra (27:50)
Disc 3
  1. 1–6 Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 1 (assembled by Ernest Guirard) - Georges Bizet & Neville Marriner (12:58)
  2. 2 Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 2 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Marche des contrebandier (Smuggler's March) - Georges Bizet & Neville Marriner (4:08)
  3. 3 Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 2 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Habanera - Georges Bizet & Neville Marriner (2:16)
  4. 4 Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 2 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Chanson du Toréador (Toreador's Song) - Georges Bizet & Neville Marriner (2:44)
  5. 5 Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 2 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): La Garde montante (The Relieving Guard) - Georges Bizet & Neville Marriner (3:50)
  6. 6 Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 2 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Danse bohème (Gipsy Dance) - Georges Bizet & Neville Marriner (4:46)
  7. 12–15 L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra No. 1, from the incidental music - Georges Bizet & Neville Marriner (17:50)
  8. 16–19 L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra No. 2, from the incidental music (arranged by Ernest Guirard) - Georges Bizet & Neville Marriner (16:37)
  9. 20–24 Petite Suite, pieces (5) for orchestra (orchestration of Jeux d'enfants Nos. 6, 3, 2, 11, 12) - Georges Bizet & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam (10:51)
Disc 4
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 3 in C minor ("Organ"), Op. 78 - Camille Saint-Saëns & Daniel Chorzempa (35:36)
  2. 2 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier), symphonic scherzo for orchestra - Paul Dukas & Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (10:44)
Disc 5
  1. 1–7 Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48 - Gabriel Fauré & Neville Marriner (35:33)
  2. 2 Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50 - Gabriel Fauré & Neville Marriner (6:33)
  3. 3 Choral sur le nom de Fauré, for piano, Op. 73bis - Charles Koechlin & Neville Marriner (2:04)
  4. 4 In Memoriam Gabriel Fauré, for piano, Op. 72 - Florent Schmitt & Neville Marriner (3:51)
  5. 5 Pavane pour une infante défunte, for piano (or orchestra) - Maurice Ravel & Neville Marriner (6:20)
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