BIG FRENCH MUSIC BOX

10+ HOURS OF MUSIC

TRACK LISTING

1. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle: La Marseillaise
Denver Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Entremont, conductor

2. Georges Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1 (Les Toreadors & Sequedille)
Royal Promenade Orchestra; Alfred Gehardt, conductor

3. Jacques Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld Overture (Can-Can)
Royal Promenade Orchestra; Alfred Gehardt, conductor

4. Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, L.86
Denver Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Entremont, conductor

5. Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Denver Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Entremont, conductor

6. Camille Saint-Saëns: French Military March
Denver Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Entremont, conductor

7. Paul Dukas: L'Apprenti Sorcier (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
Denver Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Entremont, conductor

8. Hector Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini Overture, H.76a, Op.23
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, conductor

9. Hector Berlioz: Grande ouverture des Francs-Juges, H.23d
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, conductor

10. Hector Berlioz: Le Corsaire Overture, Op.21
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, conductor

11. Hector Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict, H.138: Overture
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, conductor

12. Hector Berlioz: Waverley Overture, H.26, Op.1
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, conductor

13. Hector Berlioz: Le roi Lear (King Lear) Overture, Op. 4
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, conductor

14. Hector Berlioz: Le carnaval romain, Op.9
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Charles Mackerras, conductor

Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique:

Épisode de la vie d'une artiste, Op.14
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Charles Mackerras, conductor
15. I. Rêveries. Passions
16. II. Un bal: Valse
17. III. Scène aux champs: Adagio
18. IV. Marche au supplice
19. V. Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat

Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals
Royal Promenade Orchestra; Alfred Gehardt, conductor
20. I. Introduction and Royal March of the Lion
21. II. Cocks and Hens
22. III. Wild Asses
23. IV. Tortoises
24. V. Elephants
25. VI. Kangaroos
26. VII. Aquarium
27. VIII. People with Long Ears
28. IX. Cuckoo in the Heart of the Woods
29. X. Aviary
30. XI. Pianists
31. XII. Fossils
32. XIII. The Swan
33. XIV. Finale

Georges Bizet: Jeux d'enfants ('Children's Games'), Op.22
Royal Promenade Orchestra; Alfred Gehardt, conductor
34. I. Marche: Trompette et Tambour (Trumpet and Tambourine)
35. II. Berceuse: La Poupée (The Doll)
36. III. Impromptu: La Toupie (The Top)
37. IV. Duo: Petit mari, petite femme (Playing House)
38. V. Galop: Le Bal (The Ball)

Léo Delibes: Sylvia Ballet Suite
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Carl Davis, conductor
39. I. Prelude et les chasseresses
40. II. Intermezzo et valse lente
41. III. Pizzicati
42. IV. Cortege de bacchus

Léo Delibes: Lakmé
Lillian Watson, soprano; Christine Cairns, mezzo-soprano; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Carl Davis, conductor
43. I. Flower Duet
44. II. Bell Song

Léo Delibes: Le Roi s'amuse
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Carl Davis, conductor
45. I. Galliarde
46. II. Pavane
47. III. Madrigal
48. IV. Passepied

Léo Delibes: Coppélia, ou La fille aux yeux d'émail
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Carl Davis, conductor
49. I. Introduction and Mazurka
50. II. Festival of the Clocks and Dance of the Hours
51. III. Notturno
52. IV. Music of the Dolls and Waltz
53. V. Czarda

Erik Satie: 3 Gymnopédies
Ronan O’Hora, piano
54. Lent et douloureux
55. Lent et triste
56. Lent et grave

Erik Satie: Embryons desseches
Ronan O’Hora, piano
57. I. d'Holothurie, Allez un peu
58. II. d'edriopthhalma
59. III. de podophthalma

60. Erik Satie: Valse Ballet
Ronan O’Hora, piano

61. Erik Satie: Fantasie Valse
Ronan O’Hora, piano

Erik Satie: Trois Avant Dernieres Pensees
Ronan O’Hora, piano
62. I. Idylle
63. II. Aubade
64. III. Meditation

Erik Satie: Nocturnes
Ronan O’Hora, piano
65. I. Doux et calme
66. II. Simplement
67. III. Un peu mouvemente
68. IV. Mystérieux et tendre
69. V. Without title

Erik Satie: Gnossiennes
Ronan O’Hora, piano
70. I. Lent
71. II. Avec étonnement
72. III. Lent
73. IV. Lent
74. V. Modéré
75. VI. Avec conviction et avec une tristesse rigoureuse

76. Erik Satie: Je te veux
Ronan O’Hora, piano

Georges Bizet: Symphony No.1 in C Major
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Jacques Delacote, conductor
77. I. Allegro vivo
78. II. Adagio
79. III. Allegro vivace 1
80. IV. Allegro vivace 2

Georges Bizet: L' Arlésienne Suite No.1
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Jacques Delacote, conductor
81. I. Prelude
82. II. Minuetto
83. III. Adagietto
84. IV. Carillon

Georges Bizet: L' Arlésienne Suite No.2
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Jacques Delacote, conductor
85. I. Pastorale: Andante sostenuto assai
86. II. Intermezzo: Andante moderato ma con moto
87. III. Menuet: Andantino quasi Allegretto
88. IV. Farandole: Allegro deciso (Tempo de marcia)

Jacques Offenbach: La vie parisienne
Radio Lyrique Orchestra of the RTF; Marcel Carien, conductor
89. I. Fantasie
90. II. Quadrille

91. Jacques Offenbach: Le violoneux
Radio Lyrique Orchestra of the RTF; Marcel Carien, conductor

92. Jacques Offenbach: La Romance de la rose
Radio Lyrique Orchestra of the RTF; Marcel Carien, conductor

93. Jacques Offenbach: La Grande-Duchesse de Garolstein,

operetta in 3 acts: Overture
Radio Lyrique Orchestra of the RTF; Marcel Carien, conductor

94. Jacques Offenbach: La Perichole, operetta in 2 acts: Fantasie
Radio Lyrique Orchestra of the RTF; Marcel Carien, conductor

95. Jacques Offenbach: Lischen et Fritzchen, operetta in 1 act: Fantasie
Radio Lyrique Orchestra of the RTF; Marcel Carien, conductor

96. Jacques Offenbach: La belle Helene: Fantasie-Mosaic
Radio Lyrique Orchestra of the RTF; Marcel Carien, conductor

97. Jacques Offenbach: Barbe-bleue: Fantasie-Mosaic
Radio Lyrique Orchestra of the RTF; Marcel Carien, conductor

98. Jacques Offenbach: Orphee aux enfers: Waltz and Minuet
Radio Lyrique Orchestra of the RTF; Marcel Carien, conductor

99. Jacques Offenbach: Orphée aux enfers: Quadrille
Radio Lyrique Orchestra of the RTF; Marcel Carien, conductor

Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No.2 in G Minor, Op.22
Emil Gilels, piano; State Orchestra of the USSR; Kyril Kondrashin, conductor
100. I. Andante sostenuto
101. II. Allegro scherzando
102. III. Presto

103. Maistre Gosse: Je fille quant Dieu
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

104. Pierre Moulu: Et d'ou venez vous, Madame Lucette?
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

105. Anonymous: Je suis d'Allemagne
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

106. Johannes Stokhem: Je sis d'Allemagne
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

107. Anonymous: Je suis d'Allemagne
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

108. Pierre Attaingnant: Le chat & Le soulier
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

109. Jean Mouton: La, la, la, l'oysillion dubois
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

110. Claude de Sermisy: II me suffit
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

111. Loyset Compère: Cayphas
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

112. Anonymous: Baisez moi
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

113. Anonymous: Gentil galans
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

114. Pierre Attaingnant: Prelude
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

115. Pierre Attaingnant: Basse danse "La Roque"
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

116. Antoine de Févin: Il fait bon aimer l'oyselet
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

117. Robert Godard: Voz huis sont ils tous femees
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

118. Anonymous: Reveillez vous, Picars
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

119. Antoine de Févin: Faulte d'argent
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

120. Loyset Compère: Lordault, lordault
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

121. Anonymous: La triquoteee/Belle tene moi
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

122. Claude de Sermisy: Je ne desire que la mort
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

123. Anonymous: C'est ung mauvais mal que de jalouise
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

124. Anonymous: L'amour de moy si est enclose
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

125. Jean Richafort: De mon triste deplaisir
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

126. Claude de Sermisy: La brosse
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

127. Loyset Compère: Content desir
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

128. Pierre Attaingnant: Nous sommes de lordre desaynt babuyn
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

129. Pierre Attaingnant: Pavan
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

130. Jean Guyon: Galliard
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

131. Anonymous: M'y levay par un matin
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

132. Pierre Attaingnant: M'y levay par unj matin
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

133. Clément Janequin: L'amour de moy si est enclose
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Hesperus

Marin Marais: Suite from “Alcyone”
Concentus Musicus; Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
134. I. Air, Gravement et pique
135. II. Sarabande
136. III. Gigue
137. IV. Menuet
138. V. Tambourin I and II
139. VI. Chaconne

Marin Marais: Pieces for Viol, Book 2
Concentus Musicus; Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
140. I. Gavotte
141. II. Menuet
142. III. Fantasie

Francois Couperin: Second Concert from “Concerts Toyaux”
Concentus Musicus; Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
143. I. Prelude Gracieusement
144. II. Allemande Fugee, Gayement
145. III. Air Tendre
146. IV. Air Contrefugue, Vivement
147. V. Echos, Tendrement

Jacques Hotteterre: First Book of Pieces for the Transverse Flute
Concentus Musicus; Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
148. I. Allemande “La Fountainbleau”, Gravement
149. II. Sarabande Le Depart”, Douloureusement
150. III. Air “Le Fleuri”, Gayement
151. IV. Gavotte “La Mitilde”, Tendrement
152. V. Branle de Village, “L’Auteuille”
153. VI. Menuet “Le Beaulieu”

Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 in C Minor, Op.78 ('Organ')
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Sergiu Comissiona, conductor;Frederick Minger, organ
154. I. Adagio. Allegro moderato.
155. Ia. Poco adagio
156. II. Allegro moderato. Presto. Allegro moderato
157. IIa. Maestoso. Allegro. Piu allegro. Molto allegro. Pesante

Eduoard Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole in D Minor, Op.21
Mischa Elman, violin; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Vladimir Golschmann, conductor
158. I. Allegro non troppo
159. II. Scherzando: Allegro molto
160. III. Andante
161. IV. Rondo: Allegro

162. Emmanuel Chabrier: Joyeuse Marche
Denver Symphony; Philippe Entremont, conductor

163. Emmanuel Chabrier: Espana
Denver Symphony; Philippe Entremont, conductor

164. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle: La Marseillaise
Denver Symphony; Philippe Entremont, conductor

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In this collection of French masterpieces, we’ve chosen a time frame of several hundred years. We’ve also put in the fullest range of works – from the intimate piano works of Erik Satie to the thundering finale of Saint-Saens’ Symphony No. 3.
From the start of this playlist, the most familiar music composed in France or by French composers reveals the stirring opening notes of Le Marseilles (more on that as we go on), and then leads to a “Most Gorgeous Melodies” contest for the next 30 minutes, as we step from the French Revolution to Carmen, the Can-Can and the afternoon of a faun. Of course, you’ll hear a carnival of the animals, a march to the scaffold and a flower duet along the way.
But between all of those remarkably familiar works is a fine collection of almost a dozen Berlioz overtures, a symphony by Bizet ballet music by Delibes, and an overview of the music of Offenbach proving he wrote more than one catchy tune. (We debated for about 45 seconds whether Offenbach should be included at all – our research showed us that Jacques Offenbach was originally born Jacob Offenbach and was born in Germany.) And in the middle of this playlist is a marvelous vocal recital of French music from the baroque and Renaissance period.
One hard to find nugget that we’ve saved for last is the Hector Berlioz arrangement of La Marseilles, complete with all six verses (normally only the first, fifth and sixth are ever sung at patriotic occasions), performed by full orchestra, chorus and soprano soloist.  It’s patriotic bombast at its finest (and we mean that in a good way).
Originally we stayed put in the Romantic and Late Romantic eras for this box, but we couldn’t leave out Marin Marais, and that opened the door for a few more favorites, and now suddenly, we’ve included two recitals of French baroque music. One is all instrumental, originally entitled “Music from the Court of Louis XIV” and the second is a charming vocal recital entitled “I Love Lucette”, which makes its digital appearance on this release – and really deserves your attention.
This box could have been even larger – we released a Debussy box , and we put some well-known French chamber music in our three chamber music releases.  As with our English box that we released,  we’ve attempted to create a ear-pleasing overview packed with the familiar but spiced up with some lesser known works.

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