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César Franck: Symphony in D Minor - Ernest Chausson: Symphony in B-Flat Major, Op. 20

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Marek Janowski

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Symphony in D Minor  
1
I. Lento - Allegro non troppo
César Franck; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Marek Janowski
16:10
2
II. Allegretto
César Franck; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Marek Janowski
9:24
3
III. Allegro non troppo
César Franck; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Marek Janowski
9:32
Symphony in B-Flat Major, Op. 20  
4
I. Lent - Allegro vivo
Ernest Chausson; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Marek Janowski
11:41
5
II. Tres Lent
Ernest Chausson; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Marek Janowski
8:53
6
III. Animé – Très animé
Ernest Chausson; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Marek Janowski
12:31
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    68:11
"Orchestral Choice ... Janowski draws on all his operatic experience to make the melodic lines live and sing. Everything has shape and colour ... best of all is the way Janowski responds to the variety of harmonic tension in both works: the more chromatic a chord, the more space he tends to give it without ever obstructing the flow. I have no doubt that the power and refinement of this splendid recording should bring it a wide audience."
- BBC Music Magazine

Marek Janowski and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande present Ernest Chausson's greatest work, his Symphony in B-Flat Major, coupled with César Franck's most famous piece and his only symphony, the rarely-performed Symphony in D Minor, clearly an influence on Chausson. Both works are captured in typical excellent sound by PentaTone on this 2006 release.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Executive Producers: Job Maarse, Steve Roger
Organization: Brigitte Stockmann, Guillaume Bachellier
Recording Producer: Job Maarse
Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen
Recording Engineer : Roger de Schot
Editing : Ientje Mooij
Recording Venue : Dinemec Studio, Gland/Geneva, Switzerland (July 2006)

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Microphones: Neumann KM 130, DPA 4006 &DPA 4011 with Polyhymnia microphone buffer electronics.
Microphone pre-amps: Custom build by Polyhymnia International BV and outputs directly connected to Meitner DSD AD converter.
DSD recording, editing and mixing: Pyramix Virtual Studio by Merging Technologies 5.0
Monitored on B&W Nautilus loudspeakers.
Microphone, interconnect and loudspeaker cables by van den Hul.

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