Manuel Rosenthal - one of the bright and sturdy lights of the French podium.

Manuel Rosenthal And The French National Orchestra Play Music Of Chabrier – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Manuel Rosenthal - one of the bright and sturdy lights of the French podium.

Manuel Rosenthal – one of the bright and sturdy lights of the French Concert Hall and broadcast studio.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Chabrier: Suite Pastorale – FNO conducted by Manuel Rosenthal – 1952 – ORTF Studio Session

Familiar ground this weekend. Manuel Rosenthal is certainly no stranger to collectors, nor is Emanuel Chabrier to Music lovers. Today it’s a performance of his very popular Suite Pastorale, with the French National Orchestra in a studio session for ORTF in Paris, around 1952.

As is the case with this collection of French Radio transcriptions, there are no dates; just approximations. Occasionally one of my friends in Paris will run across the correct dates and all will be good. But I’m going out on a limb here and saying it has to be around 1952 and no earlier.

In any event, this is a popular work featuring a well-respected Conductor, a top-flight orchestra and it’s never been commercially released.

Something to enjoy on a Sunday night to get your ready for the week.

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