Claude Debussy (arr. Ernest Ansermet): Six Epigraphes antiques (1914)

  1. 1) I. Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d’été

    2.36

  2. 2) II. Pour un tombeau sans nom

    3.06

  3. 3) III. Pour que la nuit soit propice

    2.18

  4. 4) IV. Pour la danseuse aux crotales

    2.09

  5. 5) V. Pour l’Egyptienne

    3.01

  6. 6) VI. Pour remercier la pluie au matin

    2.07

Maurice Ravel: Shéhérazade (1904)

  1. 7) I. Asie

    9.40

  2. 8) II. La flûte enchantée

    3.08

  3. 9) III. L’indifférent

    3.51

Édouard Lalo)

  1. 10) Le Roi d’Ys overture (1880)

    11.34

Paul Dukas

  1. 11) Polyeucte overture (1891)

    15.04

Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, suite no. 2 (1912)

  1. 12) Lever du jour

    5.09

  2. 13) Pantomime

    6.33

  3. 14) Danse générale

    4.46

Boris Blacher

  1. 1) Variations for Orchestra on a Theme by Paganini (1947)

    14.00

Richard Wagner

  1. 2) Tannhäuser, Overture and Bacchanal (1845/1861/1875)

    21.24

Richard Strauss

  1. 3) Salome, Dance of the Seven Veils (1905)

    10.03

Robert Schumann

  1. 4) Manfred Overture op. 115 (1852)

    12.14

Richard Strauss

  1. 5) Don Juan, symphonic poem op. 20 (1889)

    18.54

Györgi Ligeti

  1. 1) Melodien, für Orchester (1971)

    10.05

Bernd Alois Zimmermann

  1. 2) Photoptosis (1969)

    13.10

Béla Bartók: Violin Concerto (no. 2) (1939)

  1. 3) Andante sostenuto

    10.53

  2. 4) Allegro giocoso

    10.51

Heinz Holliger: Five Songs on Texts by Georg Trakl (1992)

  1. 5) I. Ein Winterabend “Wenn der Schnee ans Fenster fällt”

    3.39

  2. 6) II. Nachtlied "Des Unbewegten Odem"

    1.50

  3. 7) III. Rondel “Verflossen ist das Gold der Tage”

    2.15

  4. 8) IV. Untergang “Aber den weißen Weiber sind die wilden“

    3.25

  5. 9) V. Trompeten “Unter verschnittenen Weiden..“

    6.42

Alban Berg

  1. 10) Passacaglia (1913)

    5.10

Igor Stravinsky: Les Noces (1923)

  1. 1) First tableau: At the Bride

    5.04

  2. 2) Second tableau: At the Bridegroom

    5.50

  3. 3) Third tableau: Departure of the Bride

    3.15

  4. 4) Fourth tableau: The Wedding Meal

    9.55

Sergei Rachmaninov

  1. 5) The Isle of the Dead, symphonic poem op. 29 (1908)

    21.39

Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (1913)

  1. 6) Introduction

    3.35

  2. 7) Les Augures printaniers — Danses des adolescentes

    3.28

  3. 8) Jeu du rapt

    1.21

  4. 9) Rondes printanières

    3.36

  5. 10) Jeu des cités rivales

    1.52

  6. 11) Cortège du sage

    1.07

  7. 12) Adoration de la terre — Danse de la terre

    1.15

  8. 13) Introduction (seconde partie)

    4.56

  9. 14) Cercles mystérieux des adolescentes

    3.33

  10. 15) Glorification de l’élue

    1.36

  11. 16) Evocation des ancêtres

    0.45

  12. 17) Action rituelle des ancêtres

    4.03

  13. 18) Danse sacrale

    4.54

Gustave Doret: Les Armaillis (1906)

  1. 1) Act I

    27.39

  2. 2) Act II

    26.04

  3. 3) Act III

    22.20

CD information

A FESTIVE HISTORICAL DOCUMENT

Premier siècle; One Century of Music celebrates the centenary of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. The boxset contains a collection of rare radio recordings that have never been released before, spanning French, German, Russian and twentieth-century repertoire. A unique asset of Premier siècle is the 1943 recording of the musical legend Les Armaillis (1906) by Swiss composer Gustave Doret. The five discs showcase the rich history and musical development of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and contain performances by all its musical directors, from founding father Ernest Ansermet until current musical director Jonathan Nott, including all their intermediate colleagues: Paul Kletzki, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Horst Stein, Armin Jordan, Fabio Luisi, Pinchas Steinberg, Marek Janowski and Neeme Järvi. The box comes with a voluminous, full-colour booklet with texts on the orchestra’s history and the repertoire ‒ presented in English, French and German ‒ as well as unique photos and archival materials.