Ansermet Encores
Ernest Ansermet
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4826158
Barcode
00028948261581
Format
1-CD
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ANSERMET ENCORES
HECTOR BERLIOZ: Marche hongroise (La Damnation de Faust)
EMANNUEL CHABRIER:
España – Rhapsody for Orchestra
Habanera
MAURICE RAVEL: Alborada del gracioso
CLAUDE DEBUSSY:
Clair de lune (orch. Caplet)
Marche ecossaise
EDOUARD LALO: Scherzo for orchestra
ARTHUR HONEGGER: Pacific 231
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Air (Orchestral Suite No. 3)
CARL MARIA VONWEBER: Abu Hassan: Overture
MANUEL DE FALLA: Spanish Dance No. 1 (La vida breve)
BELA BARTÓK: Romania e of Three Oranges)
MODEST MUSSORGSKY:
Dance of the Persian Slaves (Khovanshchina, orch. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Gopak: (Sorochintsy Fair, orch. Liadov)
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Waltz of the Flowers (The Nutcracker)

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet

Track previews
La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24 / Pt. 1: 4. Marche hongroise
Abu Hassan: Overture
Sorochintsy Fair - Orch. Liadov: III.2. Gopak
Khovanshchina - Compl. & Orch. Rimsky-Korsakov: IV.2. Dance of the Persian Slaves
The Love for Three Oranges, Symphonic Suite, Op. 33 bis: 3. March
Scherzo à la Russe for Jazz Orchestra - Version for Symphony Orchestra
Roumanian Folk Dances for Orchestra, Sz. 68: 1. Stick Dance (from Mezöszabad)
La vida breve, Act 2: Spanish Dance No. 1
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: 2. Air
狂詩曲《スペイン》: España - Rhapsody for Orchestra
パシフィック231(交響的断章 第1番): Pacific 231
Scherzo for Orchestra
Marche écossaise, L. 77
Suite bergamasque, L.75: 3. Clair de lune
Alborada del gracioso, M. 43/4
Habanera
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, TH.14: No. 13 Waltz of the Flowers
Recording information

Recording Producers: John Mordler (Berlioz, Chabrier: España, Lalo, Stravinsky); James Walker, Michael Bremner (Ravel, Prokofiev); James Walker (Weber, Tchaikovsky); Michael Bremner (Honegger, J.S. Bach, Bartók, Mussorgsky: Dance of the Persian Slaves); James Walker, Victor Olof (Falla, Chabrier: Habanera, Debussy, Mussorgsky: Gopak)
Balance Engineers: James Lock (Berlioz, Chabrier: España, Lalo, Bartók, Stravinsky, Mussorgsky: Dance of the Persian Slaves); Roy Wallace, Karl Brugger (Ravel, Prokofiev); Roy Wallace (Honegger, J.S. Bach, Weber); Roy Wallace, James Timms (Tchaikovsky); Roy Wallace, Gil Went (Falla, Chabrier: Habanera, Debussy, Mussorgsky: Gopak)
Recording Location: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, 7–16 October 1955 (Falla, Chabrier: Habanera, Debussy, Mussorgsky: Gopak), 7 October–11 November 1958 (Weber, Tchaikovsky), 8 October–25 November 1960 (Ravel), 22 March 1961 (Prokofiev), 30 September–15 November 1961 (J.S. Bach), 2–8 April 1963 (Honegger), 4 April–3 May 1964 (Bartók, Mussorgsky: Dance of the Persian Slaves), 24 November 1964 (Stravinsky), 7, 8 & 10 December 1964 (Chabrier: España), 11, 13, 15 & 16 December 1964 (Berlioz), 21–24 September 1968 (Lalo)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer
Original Decca LP Releases: SXL 6165 (Berlioz); SXL 6168 (Chabrier España); LW 5234 (Falla, Chabrier: Habanera, Debussy, Mussorgsky: Gopak); SXL 2273 (Ravel); SXL 6395 (Lalo); SXL 6065 (Honegger); SXL 6004 (Bach); SXL 2112 (Weber); SXL 6121 (Bartók); SXL 6171 (Stravinsky); SXL 2292 (Prokofiev); SXL 6119 (Mussorgsky: Dance of the Persian Slaves); SXL 2092–93 (Tchaikovsky)

Reviews

 

‘Not all the pieces are, in origin, orchestral, and certainly not all of them are favourites. But they very soon might be, played and recorded like this… Ansermet gives very effective accounts… throughout the recorded sound is quite excellent.’ Gramophone, June 1956 (‘Orchestral Favourites’)