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Louis Frémaux - The Complete CBSO Years

Louis Frémaux, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

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Grande Messe des morts, Op. 5, H. 75  
1.1
I. Requiem et Kyrie (Introitus)
Hector Berlioz; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
11:42
1.2
II. Dies Irae - Tuba mirum
Hector Berlioz; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
12:17
1.3
III. Quid sum miser
Hector Berlioz; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:38
1.4
IV. Rex tremendae majestatis
Hector Berlioz; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
5:34
1.5
V. Quaerens me
Hector Berlioz; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:53
1.6
VI. Lacrymosa
Hector Berlioz; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
9:56
1.7
VII. Offertorium
Hector Berlioz; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
7:49
1.8
VIII. Hostias
Hector Berlioz; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:32
1.9
IX. Sanctus (feat. Robert Tear)
Hector Berlioz; Louis Frémaux; Robert Tear; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
11:54
1.10
X. Agnus Dei
Hector Berlioz; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
12:20
Le Carnaval romain, Op. 9, H. 95  
1.11
Overture
Hector Berlioz; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
8:39
Tristia Op. 18, H. 119  
1.12
III. Marche funèbre pour la dernière scène d'Hamlet, H. 103
Hector Berlioz; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
7:33
La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24, H. 111  
1.13
I. Marche hongroise
Hector Berlioz; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:50
1.14
II. Danse des sylphes
Hector Berlioz; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:06
1.15
III. Menuet des follets
Hector Berlioz; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1:22
Benvenuto Cellini, H. 76b  
1.16
Grande Ouverture
Hector Berlioz; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
9:41
Les Troyens, Op. 29, H. 133, Act 4  
1.17
No. 29 Chasse royale et orage
Hector Berlioz; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
9:06
Les Troyens, Op. 29, H. 133, Act 1  
1.18
No. 11 Marche troyenne
Hector Berlioz; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
5:25
Le Cid  
1.19
I. Castillane
Jules Massenet; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:10
1.20
II. Andalouse
Jules Massenet; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:32
1.21
III. Aragonaise
Jules Massenet; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1:52
1.22
IV. Aubade
Jules Massenet; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1:23
1.23
V. Catalane
Jules Massenet; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:12
1.24
VI. Madrilène (feat. Elizabeth Robinson, Anthony Moroney)
Jules Massenet; Louis Frémaux; Elizabeth Robinson; Anthony Moroney; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:04
1.25
VII. Navarraise
Jules Massenet; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:18
Suite No. 4, "Scènes pittoresques"  
1.26
I. Marche
Jules Massenet; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:07
1.27
II. Air de ballet
Jules Massenet; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:51
1.28
III. Angélus
Jules Massenet; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
5:32
1.29
IV. Fête bohême
Jules Massenet; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:56
La Vierge  
1.30
Le Dernier Sommeil de la Vierge (feat. Hilary Robinson)
Jules Massenet; Louis Frémaux; Hilary Robinson; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:38
Roma, WD 37  
1.31
I. Une chasse dans la Forêt d'Ostie - Andante tranquillo - Andante
Georges Bizet; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
12:52
1.32
II. Scherzo - Allegretto vivace
Georges Bizet; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
5:22
1.33
III. Une procession - Andante molto
Georges Bizet; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
7:29
1.34
IV. Carnaval à Rome - Allegro vivacissimo
Georges Bizet; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
5:47
Symphonie espagnole in D Minor, Op. 21  
1.35
I. Allegro non troppo (feat. Yan Pascal Tortelier)
Édouard Lalo; Louis Frémaux; Yan Pascal Tortelier; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
7:44
1.36
II. Scherzando (feat. Yan Pascal Tortelier)
Édouard Lalo; Louis Frémaux; Yan Pascal Tortelier; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:20
1.37
III. Intermezzo (Allegretto non troppo / feat. Yan Pascal Tortelier)
Édouard Lalo; Louis Frémaux; Yan Pascal Tortelier; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
6:20
1.38
IV. Andante (feat. Yan Pascal Tortelier)
Édouard Lalo; Louis Frémaux; Yan Pascal Tortelier; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
6:55
1.39
V. Rondo (Allegro / feat. Yan Pascal Tortelier)
Édouard Lalo; Louis Frémaux; Yan Pascal Tortelier; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
8:46
Cello Concerto in D Minor  
1.40
I. Prélude - Lento - Allegro maestoso (feat. Paul Tortelier)
Édouard Lalo; Louis Frémaux; Paul Tortelier; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
13:48
1.41
II. Intermezzo - Andantino con moto (feat. Paul Tortelier)
Édouard Lalo; Louis Frémaux; Paul Tortelier; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
6:28
1.42
III. Introduction - Andante - Allegro vivace (feat. Paul Tortelier)
Édouard Lalo; Louis Frémaux; Paul Tortelier; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
7:31
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33  
1.43
I. Allegro non troppo (feat. Paul Tortelier)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Paul Tortelier; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
5:19
1.44
II. Allegretto con moto (feat. Paul Tortelier)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Paul Tortelier; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:42
1.45
III. Allegro non troppo (feat. Paul Tortelier)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Paul Tortelier; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
8:21
Symphony in C Major, WD 33  
1.46
I. Allegro vivo
Georges Bizet; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
7:24
1.47
II. Adagio
Georges Bizet; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
8:58
1.48
III. Scherzo - Allegro
Georges Bizet; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:37
1.49
IV. Finale - Allegro vivace
Georges Bizet; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
6:17
Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, "Organ"  
1.50
I. Adagio - Allegro moderato (feat. Christopher Robinson)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Christopher Robinson; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
9:38
1.51
II. Poco adagio (feat. Christopher Robinson)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Christopher Robinson; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
9:37
1.52
III. Allegro moderato - Presto (feat. Christopher Robinson, Frank Wibaut, Harry Jones)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Christopher Robinson; Frank Wibaut; Harry Jones; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
7:22
1.53
IV. Maestoso - Allegro (feat. Christopher Robinson, Frank Wibaut, Harry Jones)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Christopher Robinson; Frank Wibaut; Harry Jones; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
7:38
Concerto Symphonique No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 102  
1.54
II. Scherzo (feat. John Ogdon)
Henry Litolff; Louis Frémaux; John Ogdon; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
6:43
Requiem, Op. 48  
1.55
I. Introit et Kyrie (feat. David Bell)
Gabriel Fauré; Louis Frémaux; David Bell; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
6:51
1.56
II. Offertoire (feat. Brian Rayner Cook, David Bell)
Gabriel Fauré; Louis Frémaux; Brian Rayner Cook; David Bell; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
7:57
1.57
III. Sanctus (feat. David Bell)
Gabriel Fauré; Louis Frémaux; David Bell; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:24
1.58
IV. Pie Jesu (feat. Norma Burrowes, David Bell)
Gabriel Fauré; Louis Frémaux; Norma Burrowes; David Bell; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:51
1.59
V. Agnus Dei (feat. David Bell)
Gabriel Fauré; Louis Frémaux; David Bell; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
6:05
1.60
VI. Libera Me (feat. Brian Rayner Cook, David Bell)
Gabriel Fauré; Louis Frémaux; Brian Rayner Cook; David Bell; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:52
1.61
VII. In Paradisum (feat. David Bell)
Gabriel Fauré; Louis Frémaux; David Bell; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:35
1.62
Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
Gabriel Fauré; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:27
1.63
Ballade, Op. 19 (feat. John Ogdon)
Gabriel Fauré; Louis Frémaux; John Ogdon; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
13:14
Le Carnaval des animaux, R. 125  
1.64
I. Introduction et Marche royale du lion (feat. Brenda Lucas, John Ogdon)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Brenda Lucas; John Ogdon; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:00
1.65
II. Poules et coqs (feat. Brenda Lucas, John Ogdon)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Brenda Lucas; John Ogdon; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1:13
1.66
III. Hémiones (ou Animaux véloces / feat. Brenda Lucas, John Ogdon)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Brenda Lucas; John Ogdon; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
0:40
1.67
IV. Tortues (feat. Brenda Lucas, John Ogdon)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Brenda Lucas; John Ogdon; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:08
1.68
V. L'Éléphant (feat. Brenda Lucas, John Ogdon)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Brenda Lucas; John Ogdon; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1:30
1.69
VI. Kangourous (feat. Brenda Lucas, John Ogdon)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Brenda Lucas; John Ogdon; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
0:49
1.70
VII. Aquarium (feat. Brenda Lucas, John Ogdon)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Brenda Lucas; John Ogdon; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:11
1.71
VIII. Personnages à longues oreilles (feat. Brenda Lucas, John Ogdon)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Brenda Lucas; John Ogdon; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1:07
1.72
IX. Le Coucou au fond des bois (feat. Brenda Lucas, John Ogdon)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Brenda Lucas; John Ogdon; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:20
1.73
X. Volière (feat. Brenda Lucas, John Ogdon, Anthony Moroney)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Brenda Lucas; John Ogdon; Anthony Moroney; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1:16
1.74
XI. Pianistes (feat. Brenda Lucas, John Ogdon)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Brenda Lucas; John Ogdon; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1:14
1.75
XII. Fossiles (feat. Brenda Lucas, John Ogdon)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Brenda Lucas; John Ogdon; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1:24
1.76
XIII. Le Cygne (feat. Brenda Lucas, John Ogdon, Hilary Robinson)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Brenda Lucas; John Ogdon; Hilary Robinson; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:15
1.77
XIV. Final (feat. Brenda Lucas, John Ogdon)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Brenda Lucas; John Ogdon; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1:59
1.78
XIII. Le Cygne (feat. Paul Tortelier, Robert Johnston)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Paul Tortelier; Robert Johnston; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:36
6 Études, Op. 52  
1.79
No. 6 Caprice, d'après l'Étude en forme de valse (Arr. E. Ysaÿe for Violin and Orchestra / feat. Yan Pascal Tortelier)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Eugène Ysaÿe; Louis Frémaux; Yan Pascal Tortelier; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
8:09
Le Déluge, Op. 45  
1.80
Prélude (feat. Yan Pascal Tortelier)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Yan Pascal Tortelier; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
8:15
1.81
Wedding Cake in A-Flat Major, Op. 76 (feat. Maria de la Pau Tortelier)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Maria de la Pau Tortelier; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
6:48
1.82
Allegro appassionato in B Minor, Op. 43 (feat. Paul Tortelier)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; Paul Tortelier; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:53
1.83
Danse macabre, Op. 40
Camille Saint-Saëns; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
6:47
1.84
España
Emmanuel Chabrier; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
6:41
1.85
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, L. 86
Claude Debussy; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
8:32
1.86
L'Apprenti sorcier
Paul Dukas; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
10:27
1.87
Boléro, M. 81
Maurice Ravel; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
15:29
Divertissement  
1.88
I. Introduction - Allegro vivo
Jacques Ibert; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1:08
1.89
II. Cortège - Moderato molto - Animato subito
Jacques Ibert; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:43
1.90
III. Nocturne - Lento
Jacques Ibert; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:13
1.91
IV. Valse - Animato assai
Jacques Ibert; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:54
1.92
V. Parade - Tempo di marcia
Jacques Ibert; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1:38
1.93
VI. Finale - Quasi cadenza - Vivo (Tempo di galop)
Jacques Ibert; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1:50
1.94
Symphonie marine
Jacques Ibert; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
14:06
1.95
Bacchanale
Jacques Ibert; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
8:27
1.96
Louisville-concert
Jacques Ibert; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
11:26
1.97
Bostoniana
Jacques Ibert; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
7:02
1.98
Pacific 231, H. 53
Arthur Honegger; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
6:08
Gloria, FP 177  
1.99
I. Gloria in excelsis deo (feat. Norma Burrowes)
Francis Poulenc; Louis Frémaux; Norma Burrowes; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:44
1.100
II. Laudamus te (feat. Norma Burrowes)
Francis Poulenc; Louis Frémaux; Norma Burrowes; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:58
1.101
III. Domine Deus (feat. Norma Burrowes)
Francis Poulenc; Louis Frémaux; Norma Burrowes; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:15
1.102
IV. Domine fili unigenite (feat. Norma Burrowes)
Francis Poulenc; Louis Frémaux; Norma Burrowes; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1:20
1.103
V. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei (feat. Norma Burrowes)
Francis Poulenc; Louis Frémaux; Norma Burrowes; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
6:34
1.104
VI. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris (feat. Norma Burrowes)
Francis Poulenc; Louis Frémaux; Norma Burrowes; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
5:53
Piano Concerto, FP 146  
1.105
I. Allegro assai (feat. Cristina Ortiz)
Francis Poulenc; Louis Frémaux; Cristina Ortiz; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
10:10
1.106
II. Andante con moto (feat. Cristina Ortiz)
Francis Poulenc; Louis Frémaux; Cristina Ortiz; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
5:25
1.107
III. Rondeau à la française - Presto giocoso (feat. Cristina Ortiz)
Francis Poulenc; Louis Frémaux; Cristina Ortiz; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:12
Les Biches, FP 36b  
1.108
I. Rondeau - Très lent - Subito allegro molto
Francis Poulenc; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:29
1.109
II. Adagietto
Francis Poulenc; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:23
1.110
III. Rag-Mazurka - Presto
Francis Poulenc; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
5:30
1.111
IV. Andantino
Francis Poulenc; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:54
1.112
V. Final - Presto
Francis Poulenc; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:30
3 Gymnopédies (Orch. Debussy)  
1.113
No. 1 Lent et grave
Erik Satie; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:13
1.114
No. 3 Lent et douloureux
Erik Satie; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:49
Façade, Suite No. 2  
1.115
No. 1 Fanfare
William Walton; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
0:32
1.116
No. 2 Scotch Rhapsody
William Walton; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1:13
Façade, Suite No. 1  
1.117
No. 2 Valse
William Walton; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:11
1.118
No. 4 Tango-Pasodoble
William Walton; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1:58
1.119
No. 3 Swiss Jodelling Song
William Walton; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:42
Façade, Suite No. 2  
1.120
No. 3 Country Dance
William Walton; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:08
Façade, Suite No. 1  
1.121
No. 1 Polka
William Walton; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1:22
Façade, Suite No. 2  
1.122
No. 4 Noche espagnole
William Walton; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:50
1.123
No. 5 Popular Song
William Walton; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:18
1.124
No. 6 Old Sir Faulk
William Walton; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:06
Façade, Suite No. 1  
1.125
No. 5 Tarantella - Sevillana
William Walton; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:35
1.126
Gloria (feat. Barbara Robotham, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Brian Rayner Cook)
William Walton; Louis Frémaux; Barbara Robotham; Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Brian Rayner Cook; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
19:05
1.127
Orb and Sceptre
William Walton; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
7:02
1.128
Coronation Te Deum (feat. Francis Grier)
William Walton; Louis Frémaux; Francis Grier; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
9:34
1.129
Crown Imperial
William Walton; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
9:09
The Wise Virgins  
1.130
I. What God Hath Done Is Rightly Done - Vivace assai (from Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 99)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:07
1.131
II. Lord, Hear My Longing
Johann Sebastian Bach; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:03
1.132
III. See What Love Can Do
Johann Sebastian Bach; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:15
1.133
IV. Ah! How Ephemeral
Johann Sebastian Bach; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:09
1.134
V. Sheep May Safely Graze
Johann Sebastian Bach; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
6:14
1.135
VI. Praise Be To God
Johann Sebastian Bach; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1:48
Notturni ed alba  
1.136
I. Hymnus Ante Somnum - Andante (feat. Jill Gomez)
John McCabe; Louis Frémaux; Jill Gomez; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
7:29
1.137
II. Phantoms - Vivo (feat. Jill Gomez)
John McCabe; Louis Frémaux; Jill Gomez; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:56
1.138
III. Te Vigilans Oculis - Lento (feat. Jill Gomez)
John McCabe; Louis Frémaux; Jill Gomez; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:32
1.139
IV. Somnia - Agitato (feat. Jill Gomez)
John McCabe; Louis Frémaux; Jill Gomez; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:12
1.140
V. Alba - Lento (feat. Jill Gomez)
John McCabe; Louis Frémaux; Jill Gomez; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:46
Symphony No. 2  
1.141
I. Vivo
John McCabe; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:35
1.142
II. Andante
John McCabe; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:12
1.143
III. Allegrissimo
John McCabe; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:48
1.144
IV. Lento
John McCabe; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
6:18
1.145
V. Vivo
John McCabe; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:15
Pagliacci, Act 1  
1.146
"To act!... On with the motley" (Recitar!... Vesti la giubba / Canio / feat. David Hughes)
Ruggero Leoncavallo; Louis Frémaux; David Hughes; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:52
La Bohème, Act 1  
1.147
"Your tiny hand is frozen" (Che gelida manina / Rodolfo / feat. David Hughes)
Giacomo Puccini; Louis Frémaux; David Hughes; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:26
Carmen, WD 31, Act 2  
1.148
"See how the flower" (La fleur que tu m'avais jetée / Don José / feat. David Hughes)
Georges Bizet; Louis Frémaux; David Hughes; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:45
La Jolie Fille de Perth, WD 15, Act 2  
1.149
"Hear the voice" (À la voix d'un amant fidèle / Smith / feat. David Hughes)
Georges Bizet; Louis Frémaux; David Hughes; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:05
Tosca, Act 3  
1.150
"When the stars were brightly shining" (E lucevan le stelle / Mario Cavaradossi / feat. David Hughes)
Giacomo Puccini; Louis Frémaux; David Hughes; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:47
Turandot, Act 3  
1.151
"None shall sleep tonight" (Nessun dorma / Calaf / feat. David Hughes)
Giacomo Puccini; Louis Frémaux; David Hughes; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:00
The Gondoliers, Act 2  
1.152
"Take a pair of sparkling eyes" (Marco / feat. David Hughes)
Arthur Sullivan; Louis Frémaux; David Hughes; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:02
Paganini, Act 2  
1.153
"Girls were made to love and kiss" (Gern hab' ich die Frau'n geküsst / Paganini / feat. David Hughes)
Franz Lehár; Louis Frémaux; David Hughes; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:23
Frasquita, Act 2  
1.154
"When the moon is shining white" (Hab' ein blaues Himmelbett / Frasquita / feat. David Hughes)
Franz Lehár; Louis Frémaux; David Hughes; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:47
Frederica, Act 2  
1.155
"O maiden, my maiden" (O Mädchen, mein Mädchen / Friederike / feat. David Hughes)
Franz Lehár; Louis Frémaux; David Hughes; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2:42
Strauss, J.  
1.156
Eine Nacht in Venedig, Act 1: "Love, I am here" (Komm' in die Gondel / Duke / feat. David Hughes)
Johann Strauss II; Louis Frémaux; David Hughes; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:05
The Land of Smiles, Act 2  
1.157
"You are my heart's delight" (Dein ist mein ganzes Herz! / Sou-Chong / feat. David Hughes)
Franz Lehár; Louis Frémaux; David Hughes; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
3:38
Orphée aux enfers  
1.158
Overture
Jacques Offenbach; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
9:38
La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein  
1.159
Overture
Jacques Offenbach; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
6:49
La Belle Hélène  
1.160
Overture
Jacques Offenbach; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
8:58
Barbe-Bleue  
1.161
Overture
Jacques Offenbach; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
5:27
La Vie parisienne  
1.162
Overture
Jacques Offenbach; Louis Frémaux; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:53
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    14:06:24
This extensive 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 Frémaux, 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 Frémaux 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 Frémaux 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 Frémaux established in 1973); Massenet; Bizet (including his rarely-heard symphonic suite Roma); Lalo; Saint-Saëns (including the Symphony No 3, a work closely associated with Frémaux); Fauré (the Requiem); Chabrier; Debussy; Dukas; Ravel; Ibert; Honegger; Poulenc (the Gloria, Piano Concerto and Les Biches) and Satie. The British-born composers featured are: Litolff; Walton, and John McCabe (1939-2015), whose Notturni was premiered by Frémaux and the CBSO in 1970.

Appearing for the first time on recording is a selection of arias by Leoncavallo, Puccini, Bizet, Sullivan, Lehár 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.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Warner Classics Studio Masters

Tracks 1-162 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source
Tracks 1-10, 35-42, 55-62, 94-97, 99-107, 115-135 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit

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