OSR Premier Siècle – One Century of Music (1918-2018)

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CD1

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

1) I. Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d’été 2:36

Édouard Lalo)

CD2

15) Variations for Orchestra on a Theme by Paganini (1947) 14:00

Boris Blacher

16) Tannhäuser, Overture and Bacchanal (1845/1861/1875) 21:24

Richard Wagner

17) Salome, Dance of the Seven Veils (1905) 10:03

Richard Strauss

Robert Schumann

Richard Strauss

Bernd Alois Zimmermann

24) I. Ein Winterabend “Wenn der Schnee ans Fenster fällt” 3:39
26) III. Rondel “Verflossen ist das Gold der Tage” 2:15
27) IV. Untergang “Aber den weißen Weiber sind die wilden“ 3:25
28) V. Trompeten “Unter verschnittenen Weiden..“ 6:42

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

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

Alban Berg

34) The Isle of the Dead, symphonic poem op. 29 (1908) 21:39

Sergei Rachmaninov

Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (1913)

CD5

Gustave Doret: Les Armaillis (1906)

Total Tracks 50
Total Duration 06hr 17min

Album 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A FESTIVE HISTORICAL DOCUMENT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.