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This week’s theme: French composers from the generation before Les Six (Poulenc, Milhaud, Honegger, et al), and we are fondly calling our composers Les Cinq Plus. Like Les Six, our composers did not have a great deal in common, and the way they all have been grouped is an historical accident — artists who happened to inhabit a particular locale at a given time. A few of these composers shared some characteristic traits, but they were incidental, and the artists didn’t even care much for each other. Unlike Les Six, Les Cinq Plus grew up listening to the art songs of the 1800s, and each in their way, carried this romantic torch forward. Chabrier, Massenet, Duparc, Chausson, Dukas, and perhaps Satie as “L’Autre.”  

 
Program 1

Dukas, Paul: Fanfare Pour "La Péri"
Leonard Slatkin: Orchestre National De L'ORTF
Leonard Slatkin: Orchestre national de france; Paul Dukas
RCA Victor 9026 68802 2
2:10
 

Chabrier, Emmanuel: Dix Pièces Pittoresques
- 6. Idylle

Alain Planès
Œuvres Pour Piano • Piano Works
HMC 901465
3:27
 

Chabrier, Emmanuel: Larghetto
David Jolley, Samuel Sanders
Villanelle; French Mastersworks for Horn David Jolley
AR 26724 6678 2
10:04
 

Chabrier, Emmanuel: Gwendoline - Overture
John Eliot Gardiner: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Chabrier • Espana
DG 447 751 2
8:32
 

Chabrier, Emmanuel: Dix Pièces Pittoresques
- 9. Menuet Pompeux

Alain Planès
Œuvres Pour Piano • Piano Works
HMC 901465
6:09
 

Chabrier, Emmanuel:  Le Roi Malgré Lui
- Fête Polonaise

John Eliot Gardiner: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Chabrier • Espana
DG 447 751 2
7:21
 

Ravel, Maurice: A La Manière De... Chabrier
Alain Planès
Œuvres Pour Piano • Piano Works
HMC 901465
2:14
 

Chabrier, Emmanuel: Espana
Ernest Ansermet: Suisse Romande Orchestra
Chabrier: España
Decca SXL 6168
7:07

 

Program 2

Massenet , Jules: Meditation aus Thais
Michael Rabin;Hollywood Bowl
Symphony Orchestra: Felix Slatkin
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra;
Strings by Starlight
EMI 63660
5:21
 

Massenet , Jules: Werther / Act 1
- "Il faut nous séparer" - "Ah! Pourvu que
je voie ces yeux"

Frederica von Stade and José Carreras
and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden and Sir Colin Davis
Werther
Philips 416 654
3:46
 

Massenet , Jules: Piano Concerto
- I Andante moderato - Allegro non troppo

Aldo Ciccolini; Sylvain Cambreling:
Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Massenet: Piano Music
EMI classics 85517
14:26

Massenet , Jules: Act 2: Adieu,
Notre Petite Table

Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alanga
Duets & Arias
EMI Classics 7243 5 56117 2 7
2:09
 

Massenet , Jules: Werther / Act 3
"Oui, c'est moi!"
- "Pourqoi cette parole"
- "Traduire ...Ah!"

José Carreras & Frederica von Stade
& Orchestra of the Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden & Sir Colin Davis
Werther
Philips 416 654
5:09
 

Massenet , Jules: Le Cid Ballet Suite
London Symphony Orchestra & Robert Irving
Massent: Le Cid Ballet; Robert Irving,
London Symphony
Decca LXT 2746
17:49

 

Program 3

Duparc, Henri: Chanson triste, Op.2/4
Nicolai Gedda/Erik Werba
Lieder-Recital
EMI 65352
2:45
 

Duparc, Henri: Extase
CZECH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Leopold Stokowski
Stokowski Encores
London SPC 21130
3:05
 

Duparc, Henri: L'Invitation Au Voyage
Janet Baker; André Previn:
London Symphony Orchestra
Ravel: Shéhérazade; Schumann,
Chausson, Duparc, Et Al / Baker, Et Al
EMI 68667
4:31
 

Satie, Erik: 3 Gymnopédies
- 1. Lent Et Douloureux

Michel Legrand
Erik Satie by Michel Legrand
Erato 4509 92857 2
4:03
 

Satie, Erik: Sonatine Bureaucratique
1. Allegro 2. Andante 3. Vivace
Michel Legrand
Erik Satie by Michel Legrand
Erato 4509 92857 2
3:01
 

Duparc, Henri: Au Pays Où
Se Fait La Guerre

Janet Baker; André Previn:
London Symphony Orchestra
Songs With Orchestra / Poeme De
L'Amour Et De La Mer
Angel s 37401
5:30
 

Chaminade, Cécile :
Sérénade Espagnole, Op. 150
Rondeau, Op. 97
Capriccio, Op. 18
Nils Erik Sparf, vln, Bengt Forsberg, pf
Mots D'Amour
DG 471331
10:04
 

Chaminade, Cécile : 
Villanelle; Alleluia; Attente

Anne Sofie Von Otter, Bengt Forsberg
Mots D'Amour
DG 471331
5:35
 

Satie, Erik:
Sports Et Divertissements - Le Tango,

Sports Et Divertissements - Le Feu D'Artifice
Michel Legrand
Erik Satie by Michel Legrand
Erato 4509 92857 2
1:15
 

Satie, Erik : Petite Fille Americaine;
Rag-Time Du Paquebot

Maurice Abravanel:
Utah Symphony Orchestra
The Complete Ballets of Erik Satie
Vanguard OVC 4030
4:24
 

Program 4

Chausson, Ernest :
Chausson: Poème, Op. 25
Jascha Heifetz; Izler Solomon:
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Heifetz / Bruch, Concierto Nº 2 /
Wieniawski, Concierto Nº 2
RCA 3L16248
13:22
 

Chausson, Ernest : Symphony No 1
1. Lent - Allegro Vivo
2. Tres Lent
3. Anime
Ernest Ansermet: Suisse Romande Orchestra
Orchestral Works
Eloquence 467443
12:39, 22:49
 

Program 5

Dukas, Paul : Fanfare pour “La Péri”
Leonard Slatkin:
Orchestre National De L'ORTF
Leonard Slatkin:
Orchestre national de france; Paul Dukas
RCA Victor 9026 68802 2
Excerpt :48
 

Dukas, Paul : Symphony In C
- 3. Allegro Spiritoso

Leonard Slatkin:
Orchestre National De L'ORTF
Leonard Slatkin:
Orchestre national de france; Paul Dukas
RCA Victor 9026 68802 2
10:35
 

Dukas, Paul : Villanelle
David Jolley, Samuel Sanders
Villanelle; French Mastersworks
for Horn David Jolley
AR 26724 6678 2
6:03
 

Dukas, Paul : La Péri
Leonard Slatkin:
Orchestre National De L'ORTF
Leonard Slatkin:
Orchestre national de france; Paul Dukas
RCA Victor 9026 68802 2
18:03
 

Dukas, Paul :  Ariane et Barbe-bleue;
Act I; Prenez-les! - Penchez-vous!

Kölner Rundfunk Sinfonie, Rundfuk Chor,
Gary Bertini, Marily Schmiege, Roderick Kennedy
Paul Dukas; Ariane et barbe-bleue
Capriccio 7112
3:11

Dukas, Paul : L'Apprenti Sorcier
Leonard Slatkin:
Orchestre National De L'ORTF
Leonard Slatkin:
Orchestre national de france; Paul Dukas
RCA Victor 9026 68802 2
11:42
 

 

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