Louis Frémaux – Louis Frémaux: The Complete CBSO Years (2017) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz]

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Artist: Louis Frémaux
Album: Louis Frémaux: The Complete CBSO Years
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2017
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 96 kHz
Duration: 14:12:02
Total Tracks: 162
Total Size: 15,10 GB

Tracklist:

001. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Grande Messe des morts, Op. 5, H. 75: I. Requiem et Kyrie (Introitus) (11:42)
002. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Grande Messe des morts, Op. 5, H. 75: II. Dies Irae – Tuba mirum (12:17)
003. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Grande Messe des morts, Op. 5, H. 75: III. Quid sum miser (03:38)
004. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Grande Messe des morts, Op. 5, H. 75: IV. Rex tremendae majestatis (05:34)
005. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Grande Messe des morts, Op. 5, H. 75: V. Quaerens me (04:53)
006. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Grande Messe des morts, Op. 5, H. 75: VI. Lacrymosa (09:56)
007. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Grande Messe des morts, Op. 5, H. 75: VII. Offertorium (07:49)
008. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Grande Messe des morts, Op. 5, H. 75: VIII. Hostias (03:32)
009. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Grande Messe des morts, Op. 5, H. 75: IX. Sanctus (11:54)
010. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Grande Messe des morts, Op. 5, H. 75: X. Agnus Dei (12:20)
011. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Carnaval romain, Op. 9, H. 95: Overture (08:39)
012. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Tristia Op. 18, H. 119: III. Marche funèbre pour la dernière scène d’Hamlet, H. 103 (07:33)
013. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: I. Marche hongroise (04:50)
014. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: II. Danse des sylphes (02:06)
015. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: III. Menuet des follets (05:38)
016. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Benvenuto Cellini, H. 76b: Grande Ouverture (09:41)
017. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Les Troyens, Op. 29, H. 133, Act 4: No. 29 Chasse royale et orage (09:06)
018. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Les Troyens, Op. 29, H. 133, Act 1: No. 11 Marche troyenne (05:25)
019. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Cid: I. Castillane (03:10)
020. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Cid: II. Andalouse (02:32)
021. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Cid: III. Aragonaise (01:52)
022. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Cid: IV. Aubade (01:23)
023. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Cid: V. Catalane (03:12)
024. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Cid: VI. Madrilène (04:04)
025. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Cid: VII. Navarraise (03:18)
026. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Suite No. 4, “Scènes pittoresques”: I. Marche (04:07)
027. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Suite No. 4, “Scènes pittoresques”: II. Air de ballet (02:51)
028. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Suite No. 4, “Scènes pittoresques”: III. Angélus (05:32)
029. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Suite No. 4, “Scènes pittoresques”: IV. Fête bohême (04:56)
030. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – La Vierge: Le Dernier Sommeil de la Vierge (04:38)
031. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Roma, WD 37: I. Une chasse dans la Forêt d’Ostie – Andante tranquillo – Andante (12:52)
032. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Roma, WD 37: II. Scherzo – Allegretto vivace (05:22)
033. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Roma, WD 37: III. Une procession – Andante molto (07:29)
034. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Roma, WD 37: IV. Carnaval à Rome – Allegro vivacissimo (05:47)
035. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphonie espagnole in D Minor, Op. 21: I. Allegro non troppo (07:44)
036. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphonie espagnole in D Minor, Op. 21: II. Scherzando (04:20)
037. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphonie espagnole in D Minor, Op. 21: III. Intermezzo (Allegretto non troppo) (06:20)
038. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphonie espagnole in D Minor, Op. 21: IV. Andante (06:55)
039. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphonie espagnole in D Minor, Op. 21: V. Rondo (Allegro) (08:46)
040. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Cello Concerto in D Minor: I. Prélude – Lento – Allegro maestoso (13:48)
041. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Cello Concerto in D Minor: II. Intermezzo – Andantino con moto (06:28)
042. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Cello Concerto in D Minor: III. Introduction – Andante – Allegro vivace (07:31)
043. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33: I. Allegro non troppo (05:19)
044. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33: II. Allegretto con moto (04:42)
045. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33: III. Allegro non troppo (08:21)
046. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphony in C Major, WD 33: I. Allegro vivo (07:24)
047. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphony in C Major, WD 33: II. Adagio (08:58)
048. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphony in C Major, WD 33: III. Scherzo – Allegro (04:37)
049. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphony in C Major, WD 33: IV. Finale – Allegro vivace (06:17)
050. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, “Organ”: I. Adagio – Allegro moderato (09:38)
051. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, “Organ”: II. Poco adagio (09:37)
052. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, “Organ”: III. Allegro moderato – Presto (07:22)
053. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, “Organ”: IV. Maestoso – Allegro (07:38)
054. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Concerto Symphonique No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 102: II. Scherzo (06:43)
055. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Requiem, Op. 48: I. Introit et Kyrie (06:51)
056. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Requiem, Op. 48: II. Offertoire (07:57)
057. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Requiem, Op. 48: III. Sanctus (03:24)
058. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Requiem, Op. 48: IV. Pie Jesu (03:51)
059. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Requiem, Op. 48: V. Agnus Dei (06:05)
060. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Requiem, Op. 48: VI. Libera Me (04:52)
061. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Requiem, Op. 48: VII. In Paradisum (03:35)
062. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 (04:27)
063. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Ballade, Op. 19 (13:14)
064. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Carnaval des animaux, R. 125: I. Introduction et Marche royale du lion (02:00)
065. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Carnaval des animaux, R. 125: II. Poules et coqs (01:13)
066. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Carnaval des animaux, R. 125: III. Hémiones (ou Animaux véloces) (00:40)
067. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Carnaval des animaux, R. 125: IV. Tortues (02:08)
068. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Carnaval des animaux, R. 125: V. L’Éléphant (01:30)
069. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Carnaval des animaux, R. 125: VI. Kangourous (00:49)
070. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Carnaval des animaux, R. 125: VII. Aquarium (02:11)
071. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Carnaval des animaux, R. 125: VIII. Personnages à longues oreilles (01:07)
072. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Carnaval des animaux, R. 125: IX. Le Coucou au fond des bois (02:20)
073. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Carnaval des animaux, R. 125: X. Volière (01:16)
074. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Carnaval des animaux, R. 125: XI. Pianistes (01:14)
075. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Carnaval des animaux, R. 125: XII. Fossiles (01:24)
076. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Carnaval des animaux, R. 125: XIII. Le Cygne (03:15)
077. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Carnaval des animaux, R. 125: XIV. Final (01:59)
078. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Carnaval des animaux, R. 125: XIII. Le Cygne (02:36)
079. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – 6 Études, Op. 52: No. 6 Caprice, d’après l’Étude en forme de valse (Arr. E. Ysaÿe for Violin and Orchestra) (08:09)
080. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Le Déluge, Op. 45: Prélude (08:15)
081. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Wedding Cake in A-Flat Major, Op. 76 (06:48)
082. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Allegro appassionato in B Minor, Op. 43 (03:53)
083. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Danse macabre, Op. 40 (06:47)
084. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – España (06:41)
085. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, L. 86 (08:32)
086. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – L’Apprenti sorcier (10:27)
087. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Boléro, M. 81 (15:29)
088. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Divertissement: I. Introduction – Allegro vivo (01:08)
089. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Divertissement: II. Cortège – Moderato molto – Animato subito (04:43)
090. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Divertissement: III. Nocturne – Lento (02:13)
091. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Divertissement: IV. Valse – Animato assai (02:54)
092. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Divertissement: V. Parade – Tempo di marcia (01:38)
093. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Divertissement: VI. Finale – Quasi cadenza – Vivo (Tempo di galop) (01:50)
094. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphonie marine (14:06)
095. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Bacchanale (08:27)
096. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Louisville-concert (11:26)
097. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Bostoniana (07:02)
098. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Pacific 231, H. 53 (06:08)
099. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Gloria, FP 177: I. Gloria in excelsis deo (02:44)
100. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Gloria, FP 177: II. Laudamus te (02:58)
101. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Gloria, FP 177: III. Domine Deus (04:15)
102. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Gloria, FP 177: IV. Domine fili unigenite (01:20)
103. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Gloria, FP 177: V. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei (06:34)
104. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Gloria, FP 177: VI. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris (05:53)
105. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Piano Concerto, FP 146: I. Allegro assai (10:10)
106. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Piano Concerto, FP 146: II. Andante con moto (05:25)
107. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Piano Concerto, FP 146: III. Rondeau à la française – Presto giocoso (04:12)
108. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Les Biches, FP 36b: I. Rondeau – Très lent – Subito allegro molto (03:29)
109. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Les Biches, FP 36b: II. Adagietto (03:23)
110. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Les Biches, FP 36b: III. Rag-Mazurka – Presto (05:30)
111. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Les Biches, FP 36b: IV. Andantino (02:54)
112. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Les Biches, FP 36b: V. Final – Presto (03:30)
113. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – 3 Gymnopédies (Orch. Debussy): No. 1 Lent et grave (02:13)
114. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – 3 Gymnopédies (Orch. Debussy): No. 3 Lent et douloureux (02:49)
115. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Façade, Suite No. 2: No. 1 Fanfare (00:32)
116. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Façade, Suite No. 2: No. 2 Scotch Rhapsody (01:13)
117. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Façade, Suite No. 1: No. 2 Valse (03:11)
118. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Façade, Suite No. 1: No. 4 Tango-Pasodoble (01:58)
119. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Façade, Suite No. 1: No. 3 Swiss Jodelling Song (02:42)
120. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Façade, Suite No. 2: No. 3 Country Dance (02:08)
121. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Façade, Suite No. 1: No. 1 Polka (01:22)
122. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Façade, Suite No. 2: No. 4 Noche espagnole (02:50)
123. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Façade, Suite No. 2: No. 5 Popular Song (02:18)
124. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Façade, Suite No. 2: No. 6 Old Sir Faulk (02:06)
125. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Façade, Suite No. 1: No. 5 Tarantella – Sevillana (02:35)
126. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Gloria (19:05)
127. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Orb and Sceptre (07:02)
128. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Coronation Te Deum (09:34)
129. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Crown Imperial (09:09)
130. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – The Wise Virgins: I. What God Hath Done Is Rightly Done – Vivace assai (from Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 99) (03:07)
131. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – The Wise Virgins: II. Lord, Hear My Longing (02:03)
132. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – The Wise Virgins: III. See What Love Can Do (04:15)
133. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – The Wise Virgins: IV. Ah! How Ephemeral (02:09)
134. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – The Wise Virgins: V. Sheep May Safely Graze (06:14)
135. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – The Wise Virgins: VI. Praise Be To God (01:48)
136. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Notturni ed alba: I. Hymnus Ante Somnum – Andante (07:29)
137. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Notturni ed alba: II. Phantoms – Vivo (02:56)
138. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Notturni ed alba: III. Te Vigilans Oculis – Lento (02:32)
139. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Notturni ed alba: IV. Somnia – Agitato (04:12)
140. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Notturni ed alba: V. Alba – Lento (04:46)
141. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphony No. 2: I. Vivo (04:35)
142. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphony No. 2: II. Andante (04:12)
143. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphony No. 2: III. Allegrissimo (03:48)
144. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphony No. 2: IV. Lento (06:18)
145. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Symphony No. 2: V. Vivo (04:15)
146. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Pagliacci, Act 1: “To act!… On with the motley” (Recitar!… Vesti la giubba) [Canio] (03:52)
147. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – La Bohème, Act 1: “Your tiny hand is frozen” (Che gelida manina) [Rodolfo] (04:26)
148. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Carmen, WD 31, Act 2: “See how the flower” (La fleur que tu m’avais jetée) [Don José] (03:45)
149. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – La Jolie Fille de Perth, WD 15, Act 2: “Hear the voice” (À la voix d’un amant fidèle) [Smith] (03:05)
150. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Tosca, Act 3: “When the stars were brightly shining” (E lucevan le stelle) [Mario Cavaradossi] (02:47)
151. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Turandot, Act 3: “None shall sleep tonight” (Nessun dorma) [Calaf] (03:00)
152. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – The Gondoliers, Act 2: “Take a pair of sparkling eyes” (Marco) (03:02)
153. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Paganini, Act 2: “Girls were made to love and kiss” (Gern hab’ ich die Frau’n geküsst) [Paganini] (03:23)
154. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Frasquita, Act 2: “When the moon is shining white” (Hab’ ein blaues Himmelbett) [Frasquita] (03:47)
155. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Frederica, Act 2: “O maiden, my maiden” (O Mädchen, mein Mädchen) [Friederike] (02:42)
156. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Eine Nacht in Venedig, Act 1: “Love, I am here” (Komm’ in die Gondel) [Duke] (03:05)
157. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – The Land of Smiles, Act 2: “You are my heart’s delight” (Dein ist mein ganzes Herz!) [Sou-Chong] (03:38)
158. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Orphée aux enfers: Overture (09:38)
159. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein: Overture (06:49)
160. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – La Belle Hélène: Overture (08:58)
161. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – Barbe-Bleue: Overture (05:27)
162. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux – La Vie parisienne: Overture (04:53)

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This 12-CD set joins Warner Classics’ Icon series, which pays homage to some of the greatest recording artists of the recent past. The box is devoted to the French conductor Louis Frmaux, who, from 1969 to 1978, preceded Simon Rattle as Principal Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. For the first time, it assembles all the recordings that Frmaux and the CBSO made for EMI. Over the course of the 1970s their discography played a substantial role in building the orchestra’s international reputation before the arrival of Rattle as its Principal Conductor in 1980. Indeed, such was the orchestra’s prowess in the French music favoured by Frmaux that, in 1978, Rattle described the CBSO as “the best French orchestra in the world”.The vast majority of this Icon set is devoted to French music: Berlioz (notably the Grande Messe des Morts, the first recording project of the CBSO Chorus, which Frmaux established in 1973); Massenet; Bizet (including his rarely-heard symphonic suite Roma); Lalo; Saint-Sans (including the Symphony No 3, a work closely associated with Frmaux); Faur (the Requiem); Chabrier; Debussy; Dukas; Ravel; Ibert (whose music occupies almost an entire CD); Honegger; Poulenc (the Gloria, Piano Concerto and Les Biches) and Satie. The British-born composers featured are: Litolff; Walton (who occupies an entire CD, dominated by the two Faade suites), and John McCabe (1939-2015), whose Notturni was premiered by Frmaux and the CBSO in 1970.

Appearing for the first time on CD is a selection of arias by Leoncavallo, Puccini, Bizet, Sullivan, Lehr and Johann Strauss II, sung in English by the tenor by the Birmingham-born tenor David Hughes (1929-1972), who, before turning to opera, had enjoyed success as a popular singer; the arias are complemented by overtures by Offenbach. Other soloists appearing on the set include tenor Robert Tear, cellist Paul Tortelier and pianists John Ogdon and Cristina Ortiz.

There’s a lot of French music in this set: earthy readings of Poulenc’s Gloria and Les biches alongside a host of rarities…Walton’s Bach-inspired ballet The Wise Virgins is fun, and there’s an electrifying disc of music by the underrated pianist-composer John McCabe…An excellent set — 12 generously filled discs in an attractive slimline box. Essential. – The Arts Desk, 22nd July 2017

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