Albert Roussel (1869-1937):
Évocations, Op. 15 (1910 – 11)
Pour une fête de printemps, Op. 22 (1920)
Suite in F, Op. 33 (1926)
Kathryn Rudge - Mezzo-soprano
Alessandro Fisher - Tenor
François Le Roux - Baritone
BBC Philharmonic / Yan Pascal Tortelier
Maestro Yan Pascal Tortelier celebrates his twenty five- year recording career and seventy-album discography on Chandos with this album of three of Roussel’s most remarkable compositions.
It follows a highly praised Birmingham concert with the same forces, namely the exceptional BBCPO and CBSO Chorus, and three revelatory soloists: Kathryn Rudge, 2017 BBC New Generation Artist, the young tenor Alessandro Fisher, joint first prize winner at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, and François Le Roux, famous for his award-winning performances of French operas.
Although very rarely recorded, Évocations stands as a monument in the compositional life of Roussel, depicting scenes, sounds, and colours from his experiences of India. Also featured are the audacious Pour une fête de printemps, originally composed as a Scherzo for his controversial Second Symphony, and the later Suite in F, which was performed in Paris several times after its Boston premiere, to critical acclaim.
|Release Period||May 2018|