Jean Martinon – The Deutsche Grammophon Legacy


Jean Martinon – The Deutsche Grammophon Legacy
Jean Martinon
Label
DG
Catalogue No.
4808926
Barcode
00028948089260
Format
4-CD
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CD 1
GEORGES BIZET
Symphony in C major, WD 33
La Jolie fille de Perth, WD 15: Scènes bohemienne
Jeux d’enfants: Suite

EDOUARD LALO
Namouna: Ballet for Orchestra: Suite No. 1

CD 2
Namouna: Ballet for Orchestra: Suite No. 2
Rapsodie norvégienne for orchestra     

Orchestre National de l’ORTF
Jean Martinon

Cello Concerto in D minor

MAX BRUCH
Kol Nidrei: Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 47

CD 3
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33

Pierre Fournier, cello
Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux
Jean Martinon

Morceau de concert in G major, for Harp and Orchestra, Op. 154

GERMAINE TAILLEFERRE
Concertino for Harp and Orchestra

ALBERTO GINASTERA
Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, Op. 25*

Nicanor Zabaleta, harp
Orchestre National de l’ORTF
Jean Martinon

CD 4
JEAN MARTINON
Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 51

Henryk Szeryng, violin
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Rafael Kubelík

* FIRST RELEASE ON CD

Recording information

Executive Producers: Dr. Ellen Hickmann (Bizet: Symphony, La Jolie fille de Perth, Jeux d’enfants); Dr. Wilfried Daenicke (Lalo: Namouna, Rapsodie norvégienne; Saint-Saëns: Morceau de concert, Tailleferre, Ginastera); Prof. Elsa Schiller (Lalo & Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos, Bruch); Otto Gerdes (Martinon: Violin Concerto No. 2)
Recording Producers: Werner Mayer (Bizet: Symphony, La Jolie fille de Perth, Jeux d’enfants); Wolfgang Lohse (Lalo: Namouna, Rapsodie norvégienne; Saint-Saëns: Morceau de concert, Tailleferre, Ginastera); Hans Ritter (Lalo & Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos, Bruch); Hans Weber (Martinon: Violin Concerto No. 2)
Balance Engineers: Heinz Wildhagen (Bizet: Symphony, La Jolie fille de Perth, Jeux d’enfants; Martinon: Violin Concerto No. 2); Klaus Scheibe (Lalo: Namouna, Rapsodie norvégienne; Saint-Saëns: Morceau de concert, Tailleferre, Ginastera); Harold Baudis (Lalo & Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos, Bruch)
Recording Locations: Maison de la Radio: Studio 103, Paris, France, 11–13 February 1971 (Bizet: Symphony, La Jolie fille de Perth, Jeux d’enfants), 27–29 August 1970 (Lalo: Namouna, Rapsodie norvégienne), 7–11 October 1969 (Saint-Saëns: Morceau de concert, Tailleferre, Ginastera); Maison de la Mutualité, Paris, France, 24 May 1960 (Lalo: Cello Concerto), 25 May 1960 (Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto), 26 May 1960 (Bruch); Residenz, Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany, 8–10 May 1968 (Martinon: Violin Concerto No. 2)

Reviews

‘Balance and recording are excellent … Martinon’s strings play their gorgeous melodies with equally gorgeous tone’ (Bizet) Gramophone

‘Fournier is impassioned and eloquent [in the Lalo], … expressive in the slow movement and rhythmic in the delightful Allegro presto dance section … the Bruch is played with dignity and without undue emotionalism’ (Fournier/Martinon) Gramophone

[The Ginastera Concerto is] brilliantly scored for the orchestra and also exploits the solo instrument more fully than do the other pieces; indeed the texture of the music is unfailingly varied and unfailingly attractive. This is an interesting program, played superbly by Zabaly and well by the ORTF Orchestra’ (Zabaleta/Martinon) Gramophone

[The Martinon Violin Concerto] is deeply impressive … given its première by Szerying in 1961, it is haunting, the work of a real composer of individuality. It is lyrical but impassioned, with a rich vein of fantasy, economical in its use of resources, rythmically vital, and expertly written for the soloist … Szeryng plays it superbly … a most arresting new work in a first-class recording.’ Gramophone