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Rhapsodie: Fantasie: Poeme
Rhapsodie: Fantasie: Poeme (Melba Recordings MR301117)
SKU: 12953
AU $23.63

Label: Melba Recordings Cat. No.: MR301117 Medium: SACD-H No. Discs: 1

This recital is an exciting recording of French and Australian works for French horn and orchestra featuring one of Australia's most acclaimed soloists, Ben Jacks , with Orchestra Victoria and The Queensland Orchestra conducted by Barry Tuckwell , the greatest brass player of his generation.

The title track Rhapsodie, by contemporary French composer, Jean-Michel Damase was commissioned by the famous satirist Barry Humphries for Barry Tuckwell and was first performed by him as soloist in 1987. This is the world premiere recording of this work.

Also included are world premiere recordings of the Damase Horn Concerto and Paul Terracini's superb new orchestral arrangement of Paul Dukas' popular Villanelle, especially commissioned for this CD.

In addition there is the well-known Morceau de Concert pour cor et orchestre, Op.94 by Saint-Saens, the world premiere recording of the Phantasy for horn and orchestra by Australian composer, G.W.L. Marshall-Hall (1905), the first Australian horn concerto written, and Koechlin's sensuous Poeme pour cor et orchestre, Op.70bis.

Artists: Ben Jacks (horn).
Composers: Jean-Michel Damase, Paul Dukas, Charles Koechlin, G.W.L. Marshall-Hall, Camille Saint-Saens.
Conductors: Barry Tuckwell.
Orchestras: Orchestra Victoria.
 1-4. Concerto pour cor et orchestre* (1995)
 Jean-Michel Damase
 5-7. Poeme pour cor et orchestre, Op. 70bis (1927) Charles Koechlin
 8. Rhapsodie pour cor et orchestre* (1987) Jean-Michel Damase
 9. Villanelle** (1906)  Paul Dukas orch. Terracini
 10. Morceau de Concert pour cor et orchestre, Op. 94 (1887)
 Camille Saint-Saens
   11. Phantasy for horn and orchestra* (1905) G.W.L.Marshall-Hall
Medium: SACD-H
No. of Discs: 1
SKU #: 12953
Label: Melba Recordings
Catalog #: MR301117
Price: AU $23.63   

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