ALBERT ROUSSEL (1869-1937): Évocations for Contralto, Tenor, Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 15, Suite in F, Op. 33, Pour une fête de printemps, Op. 22.
Catalogue Number: 06T038
Reference: CHAN 10957
Description: Although very rarely recorded, Évocations (1910-11) stands as a monument in the compositional life of Roussel, depicting scenes, sounds, and colors from his experiences of India. Also featured are the audacious Pour une fête, originally composed as a scherzo for his controversial Second Symphony, and the later Suite in F, the composer’s own contibution in 1926 to the neo-baroque musical currents of the time. French-English texts. Kathryn Rudge (mezzo), Alessandro Fisher (tenor), François Le Roux (baritone), CBSO Chorus, BBC Philharmonic; Yan Pascal Tortelier.