℗ 2016 Orchestre symphonique de Montréal under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc
 

Honegger & Ibert: L'Aiglon (Live In Montreal / 2015)

Anne-Catherine Gillet, Marc Barrard, Étienne Dupuis, Philippe Sly, Hélène Guilmette, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano

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Juno Award nomination - Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance, 2017

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L'Aiglon: Acte I: Les ailes qui s’ouvrent  
1
Scènes 1-3 (Gentz, Metternich, Marie-Louise, Thérèse, le Duc, l’Attaché
Jacques Ibert; Arthur Honegger; Isaiah Bell; Étienne Dupuis; Marie-Nicole Lemieux; Hélène Guilmette; Anne-Catherine Gillet; Marc Barrard; Pascal Charbonneau; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano
4:54
2
Scène 4 (Le Duc, Thérèse)
Jacques Ibert; Arthur Honegger; Anne-Catherine Gillet; Hélène Guilmette; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano
3:59
3
Scène 5 (Le Duc, Prokesch)
Jacques Ibert; Arthur Honegger; Anne-Catherine Gillet; Tyler Duncan; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano
1:32
4
Scène 6 (Le Duc, Metternich, le Laquais, Marmont)
Jacques Ibert; Arthur Honegger; Anne-Catherine Gillet; Étienne Dupuis; Philippe Sly; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano
4:24
5
Scène 7 (Flambeau, le Duc, Marmont)
Jacques Ibert; Arthur Honegger; Marc Barrard; Anne-Catherine Gillet; Philippe Sly; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano
6:25
6
Scène 8 (Le Duc, Flambeau)
Jacques Ibert; Arthur Honegger; Anne-Catherine Gillet; Marc Barrard; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano
4:27
L'Aiglon: Acte II: Les ailes qui battent  
7
Scène 1 (Flambeau)
Jacques Ibert; Arthur Honegger; Marc Barrard; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano
2:43
8
Scène 2 (Metternich, Flambeau)
Jacques Ibert; Arthur Honegger; Étienne Dupuis; Marc Barrard; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano
5:47
9
Scène 3 (Flambeau, Metternich, le Duc)
Jacques Ibert; Arthur Honegger; Marc Barrard; Étienne Dupuis; Anne-Catherine Gillet; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano
5:56
L'Aiglon: Acte III: Les ailes meurtries  
10
Scène 1 (Masques)
Jacques Ibert; Arthur Honegger; Philippe Sly; Isaiah Bell; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano
1:15
11
Ballet
Jacques Ibert; Arthur Honegger; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano
9:01
12
Scène 2 (Le Duc, Thérèse)
Jacques Ibert; Arthur Honegger; Anne-Catherine Gillet; Hélène Guilmette; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano
3:15
13
Scène 3 (Prokesch, le Duc)
Jacques Ibert; Arthur Honegger; Tyler Duncan; Anne-Catherine Gillet; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano
4:57
14
Scènes 4-5 (Metternich, le Duc, Sedlinsky, Fanny, le Duc, Flambeau, Gentz)
Jacques Ibert; Arthur Honegger; Étienne Dupuis; Anne-Catherine Gillet; Jean-Michel Richer; Julie Boulianne; Marc Barrard; Isaiah Bell; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano
3:18
15
Scènes 6-7 (Fanny, le Duc, la Comtesse, Gentz, Flambeau, l’Attaché, les Masques)
Jacques Ibert; Arthur Honegger; Julie Boulianne; Anne-Catherine Gillet; Kimy McLaren; Isaiah Bell; Marc Barrard; Pascal Charbonneau; Philippe Sly; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano
4:07
L'Aiglon: Acte IV: Les ailes brisées  
16
Scènes 1-4 (Le Duc, Flambeau, une Ombre, Marmont, la Comtesse, Sedlinsky, un Officier, des voix, la plaine)
Jacques Ibert; Arthur Honegger; Anne-Catherine Gillet; Marc Barrard; Philippe Sly; Kimy McLaren; Jean-Michel Richer; Choeur de l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano
13:33
L'Aiglon: Acte V: Les ailes fermées  
17
Scène 1 (Metternich, Marie-Louise, Thérèse, Prokesch, le Duc, l’Attaché)
Jacques Ibert; Arthur Honegger; Étienne Dupuis; Marie-Nicole Lemieux; Hélène Guilmette; Tyler Duncan; Anne-Catherine Gillet; Pascal Charbonneau; Les Petits Chanteurs Du Mont-Royal; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano
12:53
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:32:26
"... a success in five acts ... (this recording) surely will heighten L’Aiglon’s status. The OSM played with finesse and Nagano was in control of the shadings of the score. Singers were wearing microphones (which suggests) some old-fashioned you-are-there Decca audio."
- Montreal Gazette

Kent Nagano leads the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal on this live performance of the obscure five act play L’Aiglon by Arthur Honegger and Jacques Ibert. Recorded at the North American premiere in March 2015 amid the wonderful acoustics of the orchestra's home, la maison symphonique in Montréal, the OSM is joined by acclaimed soloists including soprano Anne-Catherine Gillet singing the title role and baritones Marc Barrard and Étienne Dupuis.

"We are delighted to announce that L’Aiglon which we will perform in its North American premiere with an impressive cast including great Francophone singers, would constitute (a) recording project with Decca. L’Aiglon has only ever been recorded once, in the 1950s with the technology available at the time. We thought it was important to create a modern recording to serve our public in the context of the 21st century. There is no doubt that the publication of this work in a recording with Decca would be an international event. It is an indicator of the importance of this project."
- Kent Nagano
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Studio Masters

Executive producer / Producteur exécutif: Dominic Fyfe
Producer / Réalisateur: Daniel Zalay
Associate producer and sound engineer / Réalisateur associé et ingénieur du son: Carl Talbot
Assistant recording engineers / Ingénieurs du son assistants: Jeremy Tusz, François Goupil, Christopher Johns, Stéphane Brochu
Editors / Éditeurs: Daniel Zalay, Carl Talbot, Christopher Johns
Special thanks to/Remerciements: Dina Gilbert, OSM assistant conductor / Chef assistante de l’OSM
Introductory notes and translations © 2016 Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Coordination: OSM administrative team / Équipe administrative de l’OSM
Creative director: Niall O’Rourke
Cover: WLP Ltd.
Photo p.59: © Koralie Deetjen-Woodward
Art direction: WLP Ltd

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