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Turbulent Heart - Music of Vierne & Chausson
Turbulent Heart - Music of Vierne & Chausson (Melba Recordings MR301123)
SKU: 14611
AU $23.63

Label: Melba Recordings Cat. No.: MR301123 Medium: SACD-H No. Discs: 1

Hybrid SACD Surround Sound.

A sumptuous recording of French romantic music at its most ecstatic led by the brilliant young French conductor Guillaume Tourniaire featuring tenor Steve Davislim and The Queensland Orchestra.

The four 'symphonic poems for voice and orchestra'- Psyche Op. 33, Les Djinns Op. 35, Eros Op. 37 and Ballade du desespere Op. 61 - by Vierne are all world-premiere recordings.

Renowned as organist of the Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Paris, the tragedies of Vierne's personal life are shot through these extraordinary unpublished pieces.

Accompanying Vierne's Poems on this release is Chausson's masterpiece of nineteenth-century French melodie, Poeme de l'amour et de la mer, recorded here for the first time by a tenor, the voice for which it was originally written. Steve Davislim follows his successful Melba recordings of Saint-Saens, Richard Strauss, Britten and Schubert with this important CD.

Steve Davislim is one of Australia's leading tenors and enjoys a stellar international career in the leading opera houses and concert halls of the world.

"Steve Davislim ... is worth being spoken of in the same breath as his notable predecessors of similar voice - Peter Anders and Fritz Wunderlich - and praise can hardly be higher than that ." - Gramophone review of Seduction.

Brilliant young French conductor Guillaume Tourniaire is currently enjoying a meteoric rise onto the international conducting stage. He continues his exciting groundbreaking work throughout the world as a champion of world premieres and rare music performances, including committing to disc the first recordings of Saint-Saens' Helene and Nuit persane for Melba Recordings. He has also recorded the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Paul Dean on Melba's Sublime Mozart.

"With an Australian orchestra at one w ith his interpretation, French conductor Guillaume Tourniaire gives us a little miracle of a recording, a crowning achievement" - Opus High Definition (France) review of Saint-Saens' Helene and Nuit persane.

Described by world-renowned violinist Nigel Kennedy as 'phenomenal' The Queensland Orchestra combines classical brilliance with contemporary charm. The orchestra also appears on Melba's Sublime Mozart and Rhapsodie: Fantasie: Poeme.

"This was a complete surprise to me and left me fairly stunned. Who knew that Louis Vierne, thought of (by me, at any rate) as an elegant rather than sensationalist composer, could deliver such high drama as features here? Guillaume Tourniaire, his Queensland forces and Steve Davislim-and not least fabulous sound from Melba Records-turn this into a sonic blockbuster in every way." - Gramophone December 2009 'Editor's Choice'.

Artists: Steve Davislim (tenor).
Composers: Chausson, Vierne.
Conductors: Guillaume Tourniaire.
Orchestras: The Queensland Orchestra.
Les Djinns, Op. 35
Eros, Op. 37
Ballade du desespere, Op. 61
Psyche, Op. 33

Poeme de l'amour et de la mer, Op. 19
La fleur des eaux
La mort de l'amour
Medium: SACD-H
No. of Discs: 1
SKU #: 14611
Label: Melba Recordings
Catalog #: MR301123
Price: AU $23.63   

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