Fauré: Requiem; Pelléas et Mélisande; Masques et Bergamasques


Fauré: Requiem; Pelléas et Mélisande; Masques et Bergamasques
Ernest Ansermet
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4804763
Barcode
00028948047635
Format
1-CD
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FAURÉ
Requiem, Op. 48
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80: incidental music
Pénélope: Prélude
Masques et bergamasques, Op. 112: suite

Suzanne Danco, soprano
Gérard Souzay, baritone
L’Union Chorale de la Tour de Peilz
Chorus Master: Robert Mermoud
L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet

Recording information

Recording Producers: James Walker (Requiem); Michael Bremner (Pelléas et Mélisande, Pénélope, Masques et bergamasques)
Balance Engineer: Roy Wallace
Recording Location: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, October 1955 (Requiem), February 1961 (Pelléas et Mélisande, Pénélope, Masques et bergamasques)

Reviews

‘Gerard Souzay sings the baritone part most beautifully and for this, and for Ansermet’s grave and distinguished treatment of the lovely work, the reissuse is most welcome’ … ‘In almost every respect an ideal performance’ (Requiem) Gramophone

‘Ansermet and his orchestra play eloquently and the recording is excellent’ (Orchestral works) Gramophone

‘Ansermet’s version [of the Requiem] is technically immaculate’ … ‘sympathetic and stylish performances [of the orchestral works], highly regarded in their day and still sounding well’ Penguin Guide to Bargain Compact Discs