JOSEPH-GUY ROPARTZ (1864-1955): Symphonies, Vol. 3 - No. 3 for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 08O045
Description: Dating from 1905, to Ropartz' own texts, this is a choral-orchestral sermon which asserts a profoundly humanist morality to help mankind escape war and depression, which employs certain Franckian techniques but also exhibits Ropartz' own individuality. If you have the 1985 EMI Plasson recording, you'll like to know that this one knocks 8 minutes off that one's 55-minute timing. French-English texts. Isabelle Philippe (soprano), Élodie Méchain (contralto), Marc Laho (tenor), Jean Teitgen (bass), Ensembles Vocales Erik Satie, Jacques Ibert & Opus 37, Orchestre Symphonique Région Centre-Tours; Jean-Yves Ossonce.