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'Danse Macabre' - Music to celebrate Halloween by Saint-Saens, Mussorgsky, Dukas, Dvorak, Balakirev, Ives / Montréal SO, Kent Nagano

Album Summary

>Dukas, Paul : L'apprenti sorcier
>Dvorak, Antonin : Noon Witch, Op. 108/B 196
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Night on the Bare Mountain
>Balakirev, Mily : Tamara, symphonic poem
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40
>Ives, Charles : Hallowe'en, for string quartet, piano & optional drum, S. 71 (K. 2B13)
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Notes & Reviews:

The supernatural meets technical wizardry in this spectacularly recorded program of rare and familiar music to celebrate Halloween.

Kent Nagano conducts some of the best-loved classics of the macabre including Rimsky-Korsakovs technicolor re-orchestration of Mussorgskys Night on a Bare Mountain and Dukass The Sorcerers Apprentice which achieved fame on the soundtrack for Disneys film Fantasia.

The album is also filled with rarities such as Balakirevs tone poem Tamara and Charles Ivess Halloween, the first of his Three Outdoor Scenes of which Central Park in the Dark is the best-known.

In time for Halloween, this album features Saint-SaŽns' Danse Macabre, Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and Dvorak's The Noonday Witch, among other spooky classical works. This is the second album (following this year's operetta L'Aiglon) from the renewed partnership between Decca and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montrťal, whose original collaboration created some of the most stunningly engineered and award-winning recordings of the late 20th century.


Works:

L'apprenti sorcier by Paul Dukas
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897; France

Noon Witch, Op. 108/B 196 by AntonŪn DvorŠk
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896; Bohemia

Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866; Russia

Tamara by Mily Balakirev
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867-1882; Russia

Danse macabre by Camille Saint-SaŽns
Performer: Andrew Wan (Violin)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872; France

Halloween for String Quartet and Piano by Charles Ives
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906; USA



Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Maison Symphonique de Montréal (10/29/2015/10/30/2015); OSM's New Home, The Maison Symphonique de Montréal (10/29/2015/10/30/2015); Maison Symphonique de Montréal (10/30/2015); OSM's New Home, The Maison Symphonique de Montréal (10/30/2015).



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Works Details

>Dukas, Paul : L'apprenti sorcier
  • Performers: Neal Gripp (Viola); Olga Gross (Piano); Brian Manker (Cello); Alexander Read (Violin); Hugues Tremblay (Percussion); Andrew Wan (Violin)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Notes: OSM's New Home, The Maison Symphonique de Montréal (10/29/2015/10/30/2015)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1897

>Dvorak, Antonin : Noon Witch, Op. 108/B 196
  • Performers: Neal Gripp (Viola); Olga Gross (Piano); Brian Manker (Cello); Alexander Read (Violin); Hugues Tremblay (Percussion); Andrew Wan (Violin)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Notes: OSM's New Home, The Maison Symphonique de Montréal (10/29/2015/10/30/2015)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Night on the Bare Mountain
  • Performers: Neal Gripp (Viola); Olga Gross (Piano); Brian Manker (Cello); Alexander Read (Violin); Hugues Tremblay (Percussion); Andrew Wan (Violin)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Notes: OSM's New Home, The Maison Symphonique de Montréal (10/29/2015/10/30/2015)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1867

>Balakirev, Mily : Tamara, symphonic poem
  • Performers: Neal Gripp (Viola); Olga Gross (Piano); Brian Manker (Cello); Alexander Read (Violin); Hugues Tremblay (Percussion); Andrew Wan (Violin)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Notes: OSM's New Home, The Maison Symphonique de Montréal (10/29/2015/10/30/2015)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1867-1882

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40
  • Performers: Neal Gripp (Viola); Olga Gross (Piano); Brian Manker (Cello); Alexander Read (Violin); Hugues Tremblay (Percussion); Andrew Wan (Violin)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Notes: OSM's New Home, The Maison Symphonique de Montréal (10/29/2015/10/30/2015)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1874

>Ives, Charles : Hallowe'en, for string quartet, piano & optional drum, S. 71 (K. 2B13)
  • Performers: Neal Gripp (Viola); Olga Gross (Piano); Brian Manker (Cello); Alexander Read (Violin); Hugues Tremblay (Percussion); Andrew Wan (Violin)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 04/01/1907