Click on the link here for Audio Player – ORTF Radio Session – ORTF Lyric Orchestra, Andrè Girard, cond. – Andrée Esposito, soprano – 1962
Covering familiar ground this weekend with a broadcast recital featuring the famous French Lyric Soprano Andrèe Esposito, accompanied by the Chamber orchestra of the ORTF, conducted by Andrè Girard in this 1962 performance of Ravel‘s Shéhérazade. Composed to the poetry of Tristan Klingsor, Shéhérazade has been a staple of the concert stage ever since it premiered in 1904.
This performance, like most of the radio recitals and concerts via these ORTF radio transcriptions, have not been available commercially and subsequently haven’t been heard since they were first performed.
So it’s a rare performance of a familiar work.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.