MARIUS CONSTANT (1925-2004): 24 Préludes for Orchestra, GUSTAV MAHLER (1860-1911): Symphony No. 2.
Catalogue Number: 03K103
Label: Radio France
Description: Well, 38 bucks is a lot to pay for 14 minutes of Constant's atonal, often intensely rhythmic Préludes, whose spatially creative layout is compromised by the fact that the recording is mono, but... here they are in their premiere performance of Nov. 13, 1958. Berthe Montmart (soprano), Oralia Dominguez (mezzo), RTF Chorus and National Orchestra; Leonard Bernstein.