Martin: Orchestral works
Ernest Ansermet
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4824997
Barcode
00028948249978
Format
2-CD
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CD 1
Concerto for seven wind instruments, timpani, percussion & string orchestra
Études for string orchestra
Petite Symphonie Concertante
Pierre Jamet, harp
Doris Rossiaud, piano
Germaine Vaucher-Clerc, harpsichord

CD 2
Violin Concerto
Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violin

In Terra Pax
Ursula Buckel, soprano
Marga Höffgen, contralto
Ernst Haefliger, tenor
Pierre Mollet, baritone
Jakob Stämpfli, bass
L’Union Chorale de la Tour de Peilz
Chœur des Dames de Lausanne
Robert Mermoud, chorus master

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet

Track previews
In terra pax - Oratorio for 5 Soloists & Double Chorus / Pt. 3: 9. Heureux les affligés
Violin Concerto: 1. Allegro tranquilo
Etudes: 4. Pour le style fugue
Etudes: 3. Pour l'expression et le "sostenuto"
Etudes: 2. Pour le pizzicato
Etudes: 1. Pour l'enchainement des traits
Etudes: Ouverture
Concerto for 7 Wind Instruments, Percussion & Strings: 3. Allegro vivace
Concerto for 7 Wind Instruments, Percussion & Strings: 2. Adagietto
In terra pax - Oratorio for 5 Soloists & Double Chorus / Pt. 1: 1. Lorsque l'Agneau rompit le premier sceau
Violin Concerto: 3. Presto
Violin Concerto: 2. Andante molto moderato
Petite Symphonie Concertante, Op. 54: 3. Allegretto alla marcia
In terra pax - Oratorio for 5 Soloists & Double Chorus / Pt. 3: 10. Notre Père qui est aux cieux
Petite Symphonie Concertante, Op. 54: 2. Adagio
Petite Symphonie Concertante, Op. 54: 1. Adagio - Allegro con moto
In terra pax - Oratorio for 5 Soloists & Double Chorus / Pt. 3: 8. Voice mon serviteur, mon élu
In terra pax - Oratorio for 5 Soloists & Double Chorus / Pt. 2: 7. Consolez, consolez mon peuple
In terra pax - Oratorio for 5 Soloists & Double Chorus / Pt. 2: 6. Mais les ténèbres ne régneront pas toujours
In terra pax - Oratorio for 5 Soloists & Double Chorus / Pt. 2: 5. Sentinelle, que dis-tu de la nuit?
In terra pax - Oratorio for 5 Soloists & Double Chorus / Pt. 1: 4. Eternel, Dieu de mon salut
In terra pax - Oratorio for 5 Soloists & Double Chorus / Pt. 1: 3. Malheur au peuple chargé de péchés!
In terra pax - Oratorio for 5 Soloists & Double Chorus / Pt. 1: 2. Mon Dieu, mon Dieu
In terra pax - Oratorio for 5 Soloists & Double Chorus / Pt. 4: 11. Puis je vis un nouveau ciel
Concerto for 7 Wind Instruments, Percussion & Strings: 1. Allegro
Recording information

Recording Producers: Michael Bremner, Erik Smith (Concerto for seven wind instruments, Études); Victor Olof (Petite Symphonie Concertante); Victor Olof, James Walker (Violin Concerto); Michael Bremner (In Terra Pax)
Balance Engineers: Roy Wallace (Concerto for seven wind instruments, Études); Arthur Haddy (Petite Symphonie Concertante); Gil Went, Roy Wallace (Violin Concerto); James Lock (In Terra Pax)
Recording Location: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, March 1951 (Petite Symphonie Concertante), 9–11 May 1955 (Violin Concerto), 30 September–15 November 1961 (Concerto for seven wind instruments, Études), September–October 1963 (In Terra Pax)
Original Decca LP Releases: SXL 2311 (Concerto for seven wind instruments, Études); LXT 2631 (Petite Symphonie Concertante); LX 3146 (Violin Concerto); SXL 6098 (In Terra Pax)
Eloquence Series Producer: Cyrus Meher-Homji

Reviews

‘An extraordinarily fine performance. Ansermet is just the man for a composition like this which is at once intellectually conceived yet capable of yielding attractive sensuous effects … Schneiderhan brings a fine combination of ardour and discipline to his contribution. The balance is flawless, and the recording first-rate’ Gramophone (Violin Concerto)

‘Ansermet’s massed strings evoke an effect of controlled yet almost frightening power.’ High Fidelity (Etudes)

‘The third section […] is particularly magnificent, thanks in no small part to Marga Höffgen’s superlative singing; but all the parts are beautifully sung and played, and the recording engineers have taken their roles accordingly.’ High Fidelity (In terra pax)