French Music For Ballet

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French Music For Ballet
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

[ Chandos / CD ]

Release Date: Sunday 10 March 2019

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In this fascinating recording the legendary Neeme Järvi explores two lesser-known French ballets by Sauguet and Ibert, complemented by the Ballet Suite from Massenet's opera HérodiadeLes Forains. Sauget's wide-ranging influences, notably the orchestration of Richard Strauss as well as the works of Satie and les Six, give his work a flowing, openly melodic style that is immediately appealing and full of wit and charm. Following the success of Les Forains, Ibert's ballet Les Amours de Jupiter premiered on 9 March 1946.


Sauguet: Les forains (Fair Entertainers)
Massenet: Hérodiade: Ballet Suite
Ibert: Les Amours de Jupiter