Dvorak: Slavonic Dances; Massenet: Le Cid; Meyerbeer: Les Patineurs


Dvorak: Slavonic Dances; Massenet: Le Cid; Meyerbeer: Les Patineurs
Jean Martinon
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4762742
Barcode
00028947627425
Format
1-CD
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ANTONIN DVORAK
Slavonic Dance, Op. 46
Slavonic Dance, Op.  72 No. 1

JULES MASSENET
Le Cid: Ballet music

GIACOMO MEYERBEER
Les Patineurs: ballet music

London Symphony Orchestra [Dvorak]
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra [Massenet, Meyerbeer]
Jean Martinon

Reviews

The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs (2005/6 Edition) awards this recording three stars and a ROSETTE, and writes:

‘an exuberantly vivacious collection of the Slavonic Dances … full, warm sound from 1959’ [Dvorak]

‘In Martinon’s hands, Massenet’s tunes fizz and effervesce like the best champagne … Equally remarkable is the astonishingly vivid Decca recording, the sort of brilliant yet warm sound for which the company became famous, and it is superbly transferred to CD.’ [Massenet]

‘the CD transfer is superb … no less astonishing is the quality of the playing, with Martinon inducing the Israeli orchestra to catch the full inflexion of the French ballet style: the performance overflows with colour, and the tunes come tumbling out, bursting with joie de vivre.’ [Meyerbeer]

‘An exuberantly vivacious collection of the Slavonic Dances … in Martinon’s hands, Massenet’s tunes fizz and effervesce like the best champagne … the performances overflow with colour, and the tunes come tumbling out, bursting with joie de vivre’ Rosette Award, Penguin Guide

‘70 minutes of continuous, toe-tapping pleasure. Martinon’s performances are lively and lovely … the sound is full and rich, bright and clear’ Fanfare

‘deft and infectively vivacious … overflowing with colour and energy … extremely enjoyable listening’ ClassicsToday.com