Debussy, Dukas: Orchestral works
Ernest Ansermet
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4824975
Barcode
00028948249756
Format
1-CD
About
TRACK LISTING / ARTISTS

CLAUDE DEBUSSY*
La Mer (1957 recording)
Jeux (Poème dansé)

PAUL DUKAS*
La Péri (Poème dansé)
L’Apprenti sorcier

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande*
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra+
Ernest Ansermet

Track previews
La Mer, L.109: 1. De l'aube à midi sur la mer
La Mer, L.109: 2. Jeux de vagues
La Mer, L.109: 3. Dialogue du vent et de la mer
Jeux (Poème dansé), L.126
La Péri: Poème Dansé
L'Apprenti sorcier
Recording information

Recording Producers: James Walker (La Mer); Victor Olof (Jeux, La Péri, L’Apprenti sorcier)
Balance Engineers: Gil Went, Roy Wallace (La Mer); Gil Went (Jeux); Kenneth Wilkinson, Roy Wallace (La Péri); Kenneth Wilkinson (L’Apprenti sorcier)
Recording Locations: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, October 1953 (Jeux), 5, 6 & 8 October 1957 (La Mer), La Maison de la Mutualité, Paris, France, 20 September 1954 (La Péri), 21 September 1954 (L’Apprenti sorcier)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer
Original Decca LP Releases: LXT 5424/SXL 2061 (La Mer); LXT 2927 (Jeux); LXT 5003 (La Péri); LXT 5004 (L’Apprenti sorcier)
Eloquence Series Producer: Cyrus Meher-Homji
Art Direction: Raymond Bannerman
Booklet Editor: Bruce Raggatt
François Hudry is author of Ernest Ansermet, pionnier de la musique (Editions de l’Aire, 1983)

Reviews

‘The Dukas symphonic poem comes off quite well, being expertly played and beautifully recorded.’ High Fidelity (L’apprenti sorcier)

‘The Swiss orchestra give each score a splendid performance, with the strings especially outstanding.’ Gramophone (Jeux, La Péri)

‘Ansermet must have a very special regard for these fascinating if rather enigmatic scores. His delicately precise yet glowing performance of ‘Jeux’ easily outclasses the recorded competition and his ‘La Péri’… revels in sensuous melody and fragrant orchestral sonorities.’ High Fidelity