1 CD / Toccata / 2012-11-13Works: Jean Françaix: Symphony d'Archets for orchestra; Ode sur "La Naissance de Vénus" de Botticelli, for orchestra; Die Kamelien (The Camellias), pantomime in 6 scenes for orchestra
Conductors: Stratton, Kerry
Ensemble: ; Sir Georg Solti Chamber Orchestra, Budapest
Françaix (1912 - 97) has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the happier composers. His Gallic charm and breezy good humor eclipse the superb...continue...
Recording information: Studio 22, Hungarian Radio, Budapest, Hungary (07/06/2011-07/08/2011)....continue...
1 CD / Ottavo / 1998-09-01Works: Jean Françaix: Symphony d'Archets for orchestra; Variations de Concert for Cello & Strings; Frank Martin: Études (5) for string orchestra; Passacaille, version for string orchestra
Performers: Hoogeveen, Godfried
Conductors: Lascae, Alexandru
Ensemble: Arion Ensemble (Netherlands)
"The two works recorded here show Francaix at his pleasantest. The 'Symphony for Bows' is especially gracious and inventive...The Frank Martin works complement Francaix well:...continue...