The Parisian Symphony (and more)

FRANÇOIS-JOSEPH GOSSEC (1734-1829): Grandes Symphonies, Op. 8, No. 1 in B Flat, No. 2 in F and No. 5 in B Flat, Symphonies in D, Op. 12/1, in C, Op. 12/3 and in B Flat, Op. 12/5, Symphonie concertante in D for Violin, Cello and Orchestra (Patrick Cohën-Akenine [violin], François Poly [cello]), Ballet music from Sabinus, LOUIS-FERDINAND HEROLD (1791-1833): Symphony No. 2 in D, DIEUDONNÉ-PASCAL PIELTAIN (1754-1833): Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Flat (Cohën-Akenine [violin]), ANTOINE-FRÉDÉRIC GRESNICK (1755-1799): Symphonie concertante in B Flat for Clarinet, Bassoon and Orchestra (Eric Hoeprich [clarinet], Jane Gower [bassoon]), ANDRÉ-MODESTE GRÉTRY (1741-1813): Flute Concerto in C (Jan de Winne [flute]), Orchestral music and arias from the operas Céphale et Procris, Les Deux Avares, Anacréon chez Polycrate and La Caravane du Caire (Sophie Karthäuser [soprano]), JOSEPH MARTIN KRAUS (1756-1792): Symphony in D, VB 143, JOHANN STAMITZ (1717-1757): Clarinet Concerto in B Flat (Guy van Waas [clarinet]), LUDWIG AUGUST LEBRUN (1752-1790): Oboe Concerto in C (Benoît Laurent [oboe]), Arias from the operas Ipsiboé (Rodolph Kreutzer [1766-1831]), Alceste, Orphée et Euridice and Iphigénie en Tauride (Gluck), Phèdre (Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne [1751-1796]), Amadis de Gaule (J.C. Bach), Valentine de Milan (Étienne-Nicolas Méhul [1763-1817]), Lasthénie (Hérold) and Olympie (Gaspare Spontini [1774-1851]), overture to Les Danaïdes (Salieri) (Jennifer Borghi [mezzo]), JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809): Symphonies Nos. 45 "Les adieux", 82 "L'Ours", 85 & 86, Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, Hob. VII e:1 (Jean-François Madeuf [keyed trumpet]), Misera noi, misera Patria, Hob. XXIV a:7 (Jodie Devos [soprano]), LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): Symphony No. 2.

Catalogue Number: 06Q006

Label: Ricercar

Reference: RIC 357

Format: CD

Price: $37.98

Description: "Parisian Symphony" meaning, of course, symphonies written in or for performance in Paris: hence the Haydn (although not the Beethoven which is here presumably because he was popular in that city). The Gossec symphonies and Sabinus were originally released in 2002 and 2008, the Gossec Symphonie concertante, the Pieltain, Gresnick and the Grétry flute concerto in 2005. The notes seem to indicate that the Hérold symphony and the arias with Jennifer Borghi are New to CD. Recordings from 2002-2014; 25 pages of English notes. 7 CDs for the price of 2. Les Agrémens; Guy van Waas.


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