Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Escales: French Orchestral Works (2020) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Escales: French Orchestral Works (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:19:01 minutes | 1,28 GB | Genre: Classical
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John Wilson and Sinfonia of London release their second album, following widespread and universal critical acclaim for their first recording, of Korngold’s Symphony in F-sharp. This new recording explores the unique sound world of French orchestral music of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The programme juxtaposes well-known favourites, such as Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Massenet’s Méditation from Thaïs, with pieces far more rarely heard, for example Duruflé’s Trois Danses and Saint-Saëns’s Le Rouet d’Omphale.

Many of these works evoke the ‘exoticism’ of Spain or North Africa (as was the fashion in French music of this era), and all share the intricate, detailed orchestration that defines the ‘Impressionist’ style. John Wilson and Sinfonia of London capture the mood and spirit of these pieces with consummate skill and outstanding musicianship. Originally formed in 1955, Sinfonia of London was reestablished in 2018 by the British conductor John Wilson to devote itself, at least initially, to recording projects, of which this is the second album.

Tracklist:
01. España (6:09)
02. 3 Danses, Op. 6 (Version for Orchestra): No. 1, Divertissement (7:16)
03. 3 Danses, Op. 6 (Version for Orchestra): No. 2, Danse lente (8:47)
04. 3 Danses, Op. 6 (Version for Orchestra): No. 3, Tambourin (5:19)
05. Le rouet d’Omphale, Op. 31, R. 169 (7:34)
06. Prelude à l’après-midi d’un faune, L. 86 (9:21)
07. Escales: No. 1, Palermo (6:13)
08. Escales: No. 2, Nefta (2:34)
09. Escales: No. 3, Valencia (5:35)
10. Thaïs: Méditation (5:43)
11. Rapsodie espagnole, M. 54 (Version for Orchestra): I. Prélude à la nuit (3:59)
12. Rapsodie espagnole, M. 54 (Version for Orchestra): II. Malagueña (2:04)
13. Rapsodie espagnole, M. 54 (Version for Orchestra): III. Habanera (2:39)
14. Rapsodie espagnole, M. 54 (Version for Orchestra): IV. Feria (5:55)

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