Click on the link here for Audio Player – Aix-en-Provence Festival 1958 – The Belgian National Radio Orchestra, Igor Markevitch, Cond. – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
Running a little over an hour, with commentary by Markevitch himself (in French), the concert features the following:
1. Bizet: L’Arlesienne Suite No.2
2. Messaien: Hymne
3. Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
A very nice concert which may take a little getting used to, especially if you aren’t accustomed to hearing your orchestra really tightly miked. But Markevitch was an incredible conductor and puts this little band through its paces, so it more than makes up for the fact that you’d wish they moved the microphones back a couple feet at least.
But for history you gotta take what you can get.
Enjoy – it’s Hump Day anyway.