Week of January 25, 2010
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, conductor
Magdalena Kozena, mezzo-soprano
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SIBELIUS: Symphony no. 1
DUPARC: Songs: L'invitation au voyage; Extase; Le manoir de Rosemonde; Chanson triste; Phydilé
RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite no. 2
BOHUSLAV MARTINU: Songs on Two Pages -Magdalena Kozena, mezzo soprano, Malcom Martineau, piano (DG 4776665)
PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 -Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Kirill Knodrashin, conductor, Mtslav Rostropovich, cello (RCO 6004)
Henri Duparc wrote only a handful of pieces before he abruptly stopped composing, but his songs are the best of the batch. Only 17 of them exist, and the superb Czech soprano Magdalena Kozena has five of them to offer with one of the world's greatest orchestras — the Royal Concertgebouw — to accompany her.
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