Symphony in D minor, Chausson: Symphony in B-flat (2006)

Franck, Chausson

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Marek Janowski

This album represents a “première”: not only is it the first recording to be made by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR) under its new conductor, Marek Janowski, it is also the first co-production undertaken by the Radio Suisse Romande (RSR) / Espace 2 with an international record company for a recording of the OSR. This collaboration is in accordance with the bonds that have existed between the RSR and the OSR since 1926.
The story behind this relationship is complex and, at times, also eventful. Back in the past, the RSR did not exist as in its present form, but was divided into two stations: Radio-Genève and Radio-Lausanne. These stations each maintained extremely close ties with an orchestra: Radio-Genève with the OSR and Radio-Lausanne with the current chamber orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne (OCL). The radio station was built in Geneva in 1940 around the ‘Big Studio’, which possessed perfect acoustics for the OSR – a studio which was later named after the founder and conductor of the orchestra, Ernest Ansermet.

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Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Founded in 1918 by Ernest Ansermet, permanent conductor until 1967, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, with its 112 permanent musicians, ensures subscription concerts in Geneva and Lausanne, the City of Geneva symphony concerts, the annual fund-raising concert for the UN, as well as opera performances at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. Its reputation has been built up over the years thanks to its historic recordings and its interpretation of 20th-century French and Russian repertoire.

The orchestra's Music and Artistic Director will be Jonathan Nott from the 2016-2017 season. Its Principal Guest Conductor is Japanese maestro Kazuki Yamada.

Under the guidance of its founding conductor and subsequent music directors (Paul Kletzki 1967- 1970, Wolfgang Sawallisch 1970-1980, Horst Stein 1980-1985, Armin Jordan 1985-1997, Fabio Luisi 1997-2002, Pinchas Steinberg 2002-2005, Marek Janowski 2005-2012, Neeme Järvi, 2012-2015), the world-famous Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is an active contributor to the history of music through the discovery or support of leading contemporary composers. The pieces by Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud, Arthur Honegger, Frank Martin, Benjamin Britten, Heinz Holliger, Peter Eötvös, James MacMillan, Pascal Dusapin, Michael Jarrell or Richard Dubugnon were premiered in Geneva by the OSR. It is  one of its important mission: supporting the symphonic creation, and particularly the Swiss one. The OSR is a partner of Pro Helvetia until 2017 for the project “Oeuvres suisses”

 

Marek Janowski

Marek Janowski has been artistic director of the Rundfunk- Sinfonieorchester Berlin (= RSB, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin) since 2002. Under his directorship between 1984 and 2000, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France rose to become the leading orchestra in France. During a number of years, he also put his personal stamp on the Gu?rzenich Orchester Köln (1986-1990), the Dresdner Philharmonie (2001-2003), the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo (2000-2005), and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (2005-2012).

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Symphony in D minor, Chausson: Symphony in B-flat (2006)

Franck, Chausson

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

    'Great recording'

"This release of Franck's Symphony in D Minor is not only the first recording by Marek Janowski as Music Director of L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande but the best recording of the Franck D Minor symphony since Ernest Ansermet's May 1961 recording with the same orchestra. It thus joins Ansermet's and the great recording led by Pierre Monteux and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, also recorded in 1961, as the best recordings of this luminous work. That it also marks the return of the great Marek Janowski to the catalog. One can only hope that the good folks at Pentatone will continue their partnership with the OSR and Janowski. Bravo!"

Laurance Maney[read full review]

Symphony in D minor, Chausson: Symphony in B-flat (2006)

Franck, Chausson

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Producer: Job Maarse
Recording Engineer: Jean Marie Geijsen, Roger de Schot
Recording location: Dinemec Studio, Glad- Geneva Switzerland
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Symphony in D minor - Lento - Allegro non troppo
Franck
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Symphony in D minor - Allegretto
Franck
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Symphony in D minor - Allegro non troppo
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Symphony in B-flat Op. 20 - Lent - Allegro vivo
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Symphony in B-flat Op. 20 - Tr?s Lent
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Symphony in B-flat Op. 20 - Anim? - Tr?s anim?
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