FRANCK,  ROUSSEL Symphonies / Bernstein

CÉSAR FRANCK
Symphony in D minor ˇ d-moll

ALBERT ROUSSEL
Symphony No. 3
Orchestre National de France
Leonard Bernstein
Int. Release 05 May. 2014
1 CD / Download
0289 478 6971 9
Virtuoso


Track List

César Franck (1822 - 1890)
Symphony in D minor, FWV 48

Albert Roussel (1869 - 1937)
Symphony No.3 in G minor, Op.42

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11:10

Orchestre National De France, Leonard Bernstein

Total Playing Time 1:09:18

Classic in every way, these late Bernstein performances have long been among the great conductor's most personal, yet musically satisfying efforts . . . an unexpectedly bold release, and I really like it . . . [both Symphonies are] perfectly acceptable renditions . . . the accounts are superb. Both symphonies are wonderful; a combination of sheer weight and personal conviction. Climaxes are explosive, and the French forces play with tremendous gusto . . . [the Roussel] really is a benchmark recording, thrilling and totally engaging . . . [the sound is] "live" in the late Bernstein tradition and remains perfectly fine . . . if you want two superlative readings in one place, grab it.