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Poulenc: Gloria; Debussy: La Damoiselle Elue; Le Martyre De Saint Sebastien; Honegger: Symphony No. 2; Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 8; Baber: Adagio for Strings / De Los Angeles. Boston SO, Munch (rec. 1942-2016)

Album Summary

>Debussy, Claude : La Demoiselle élue, for soprano, mezzo-soprano, female chorus & orchestra, L. 62
>Debussy, Claude : Le martyre de Saint Sébastien, symphonic fragments (arranged by Caplet)
>Poulenc, Francis : Gloria in G major
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Symphony no 8 in D minor
>Honegger, Arthur : Symphony no 2, for strings & trumpet ad lib in D major, H. 153
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The two discs in this new release contain authentic rare recordings, including two world premiere performances. Featuring works by Debussy, Poulenc, Vaughan Williams, Honegger, and Barber, this is truly a diverse programme of live performances. All of the recordings were recorded live between the years 1942 and 1961. These recordings of the Poulenc works were made under the guidance of the composer.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Boston (01/21/1961); Paris (01/21/1961); Boston (01/29/1956/01/30/1956); Paris (01/29/1956/01/30/1956); Boston (04/11/1955); Paris (04/11/1955); Boston (10/15/1942/10/16/1942); Paris (10/15/1942/10/16/1942); Boston (1957); Paris (1957); Boston (1958); Paris (1958).



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Works Details

>Debussy, Claude : La Demoiselle élue, for soprano, mezzo-soprano, female chorus & orchestra, L. 62
  • Performers: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano); Carol Smith (Alto)
  • Conductor: Charles Munch
  • Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887-1888

>Debussy, Claude : Le martyre de Saint Sébastien, symphonic fragments (arranged by Caplet)
  • Performer: Phyllis Curtin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lorna Varon
  • Ensemble: Redcliffe Choral Society
  • Notes: Boston (01/29/1956/01/30/1956)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Poulenc, Francis : Gloria in G major
  • Performer: Adele Addison (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: New England Conservatory Chorus
  • Running Time: 27 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1959-1960
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Symphony no 8 in D minor
  • Conductor: Charles Munch
  • Ensemble: Chorus Pro Musica
  • Running Time: 27 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1953-1956
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Honegger, Arthur : Symphony no 2, for strings & trumpet ad lib in D major, H. 153
  • Conductor: Charles Munch
  • Ensemble: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
  • Notes: Paris (10/15/1942/10/16/1942)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1940-1941

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Charles Munch
  • Running Time: 7 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936