Michel Plasson

Michel Plasson et la Musique Française

(CD - EMI Classics / Warner Classics #50999906820)

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For more than 35 years, Michel Plasson led the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. In that time, his programming always centered on the music of French composers. EMI has assembled this 37-disc box of Plasson's and the Orchestre's recordings of that music. There is a lot to cover in the box: from tone poems to symphonies, operas to film music, as well as choral works. The composers are both well-known -- such as Bizet, Debussy, Berlioz, Ravel, and Saint-Saëns -- and not as familiar: Albéric Magnard, Joseph Kosma, and Henri Dutilleux, plus many others. It's a set made for true Francophiles and those who want to hear French music of the 19th and 20th centuries interpreted by one of France's highly regarded conductors and orchestra.

Track Listing - Disc 7

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Mors et Vita
1 03:34
2 04:54
3 07:26
4 03:01
5 05:46
6 02:27
7 03:34
8 03:46
9 05:31
10 00:46
11 04:23
12 03:58
13 03:59
14 03:34
15 04:47
16 05:12
17 02:01
18 06:32
19 02:13

Track Listing - Disc 12

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
L'Arlésienne, Op. 23
1 06:38
2 02:02
3 03:26
4 05:18
5 01:52
6 04:13
7 03:36
8 04:34
9 06:49
10 02:22
11 11:08
Le Carnaval des Animaux
12 02:07
13 00:52
14 00:39
15 02:25
16 01:36
17 01:03
18 02:56
19 00:47
20 02:11
21 01:18
22 01:31
23 01:17
24 03:13
25 02:02

Track Listing - Disc 26

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
En habit de cheval
1 00:48 Amazon
2 02:51 Amazon
3 00:54 Amazon
4 02:32 Amazon
5 03:06 Amazon
6 04:14 Amazon
Parade, ballet réaliste sur un thème de Jean Cocteau
7 12:38 Amazon
8 02:36 Amazon
Relâche, ballet
9 01:43 Amazon
10 02:04
11 01:43
12 03:37
13 05:52
14 05:03
15 02:46
La belle excentrique
16 01:56
17 01:40
18 02:41
19 01:57
Cinq grimaces pour 'Un songe d'une nuit d'été
20 00:48
21 00:31
22 00:28
23 00:22
24 01:06
25 01:22