La Belle France - Music Inspired by France

Album Summary

>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Debussy, Claude : Arabesques (2) for Piano
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Ravel, Maurice : Quartet for Strings in F major
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Satie, Erik : Gymnopedies (3) for Piano
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80
>Berlioz, Hector : Les nuits d'été, Op. 7, song cycle
>Debussy, Claude : La fille aux cheveux de lin
>Poulenc, Francis : Petites prières (4) de Saint François d'Assise
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

'La Belle France' features music from some of the greatest French composers, including Faure, Debussy, Ravel, Berlioz and Poulenc. The disc features more than sixty minutes of great French classics and is perfect for the newcomer to classical music as well as the seasonal listener.



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Works Details

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Debussy, Claude : Arabesques (2) for Piano
  • Performer: Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp)
  • Notes: Commendary Room, Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, OH (11/23/1992-11/25/1992)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem, Op. 48 :: Pie Jesu
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA (11/25/1985/05/24/1986)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performer: John O'Conor (Piano)
  • Notes: S.U.N.Y. Purchase Recital Hall, Purchase, NY (05/29/1992-05/30/1992)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Ensemble: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH (02/09/2003-02/10/2003)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899

>Ravel, Maurice : Quartet for Strings in F major :: Allegro moderato
  • Notes: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lyons, NY (10/24/1985-10/28/1985)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1902-1903

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Satie, Erik : Gymnopédies (3) for Piano
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80 :: Prelude
  • Performer: Elly Ameling
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA (03/21/1983/05/10/1985)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80 :: Sicilienne
  • Performer: Elly Ameling
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA (03/21/1983/05/10/1985)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Berlioz, Hector : Les nuits d'été, Op. 7, song cycle :: Villanelle
  • Performer: Elly Ameling
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA (03/21/1983/05/10/1985)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 09/1841

>Debussy, Claude : La fille aux cheveux de lin
  • Performer: Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp)
  • Notes: Commendary Room, Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, OH (11/23/1992-11/25/1992)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Poulenc, Francis : Petites prières (4) de Saint François d'Assise :: Salut, Dame Sainte
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Ensemble: Robert Shaw Festival Singers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Poulenc, Francis : Petites prières (4) de Saint François d'Assise :: Seigneur, je vous en pr
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Ensemble: Robert Shaw Festival Singers
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem, Op. 48 :: Sanctus
  • Performer: William Preucil (Violin)
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA (11/25/1985/05/24/1986)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900