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This is from a concert originally recorded on December 18, 2011.
Very calm one this week – music by some old favorites. Alphons Diepenbrock is a name a lot of people aren’t familiar with, but he’s well worth investigating if you want to hear what a Dutch contemporary of Mahler was up to around the same time.
Perennial favorite Ravel with his often played Ma Mere l’Oye or Mother Goose Suite. But always a good stress-reliever.
And another favorite, who also happens to be celebrating 140 years this year. Rachmaninov with one of my favorites, Symphonic Dances.
All told – a good, relaxing set spread out over two players, guaranteed to make Rush Hour bearable.
Here’s what’s on the players:
Orchestre Philharmonique de la Radio Néerlandaise
Edward Gardner, Direction
Concert donné le 18 décembre 2011 au Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Part 1 (top player):
1. Alphons Diepenbrock
Les Oiseaux, Ouverture (1917)
Ma mère l’Oye (1908, 1910)
1- Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
2- Petit Poucet
3- Laideronnette impératrice des pagodes
4- Les entretiens de la Belle et la Bête
5- Le jardin féerique
Part 2 (bottom player):
Danses symphoniques Op.45 (1940)
1- Non allegro
2- Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)
3- Lento assai. Allegro vivace
Enjoy. Relax. Take a deep breath. Come back next week.
- Remembering Rachmaninov (telegraph.co.uk)
- EMI, risen from near-dead, signs a Sino-prodigy – sort of (artsjournal.com)