JEAN HUBEAU (1917-1992): Violin Concerto in C (Lamoureux Concerts Orchestra; Eugène Bigot. rec. May 12-13, 1942), MARCEL DELANNOY (1898-1962): Sérénade Concertante and La Pantoufle de Vair for Violin and Orchestra (Paris Conservatoire Orchestra; Charles Munch. rec. July 21, 1941), CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921): Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61 (Pasdeloup Concerts Orchestra; Piero Coppola. rec. June 27, 1935).
Catalogue Number: 10N095
Reference: CDBP 9805
Description: A Prix de Rome winner, who is better known for his career as a pianist, Hubeau's concerto, premiered in Paris on March 30, 1941, is either a comfortable, unobjectionable, very genial and lovely to listen to concerto which fits right in with the quick adaptation of the French intelligentsia to Nazi occupation, or it's a reaffirmation of Gallic high spirits at a time of national humiliation - either way, I'd love to hear a modern recording of it. Delannoy, a veteran of World War I and a member of the Groupe Collaboration in World War II (why fight when you can collaborate?), had a fairly significant career as a film composer in addition to a dozen operas and ballets, two symphonies and other orchestral works. His 1936 Sérénade lives up to its name, close to light music in affect and as pretty and enjoyable as one could wish. Henry Merckel (violin).