Tah 668/669 - The Orchestre National de France
CD I: Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Eroica, op. 67 in C minor - Rafael Kubelik conducting - 29.II.1956 - Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen - Eugenia Zareska, mezzo-soprano, Carl Schuricht conducting - 20.II.1958
CD II: Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, KV 219, "Turkish" in C major - Soloist: Christian Ferras - Carl Schuricht conducting - 3.II.1955 - Brahms: Symphony No. 1, op. 68 in C minor - Leopold Stokowski conducting - 13.V.1958
ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE
All these recordings were recorded live during concerts at Théâtre des Champs Elysées de Paris
The Orchestre National de France was founded on 18 February 1934. D.E. Inghelbrecht conducted on that occasion a marathon programme. During ist history quite a number of musical directors succeeded each other (Roger Desormière, Eugène Bigot, Manuel Rosenthal, Maurice Le Roux, Jean Martinon, Lorin Maazel, Sergiu Celibidache, Kurt Masur and more). On the other hand, a policy of inviting guest conductors was rapidly introduced (Klemperer, Schuricht, Walter, Horenstein, Argenta, Jochum, Bernstein, etc.).
The present live recordings of this set are quite rare: an Eroica by Kubelik, a Brahms First by Stokovski, etc. This set will followed by others dedicated to this orchestra.
Date : March, 2009 - Barre code : 3504129066819