Andrè Cluytens And The Paris Conservatory Play La Flem At The 1949 Besançon Festival – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone
. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Paul Le Flem – Adagio – Paris Conservatory Orch. Andrè Cluytens, cond, – 1949 Besançon Festival – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
Back over to France this week for the first performance of a work by French-Breton composer Paul Le Flem. His Adagio, written in 1943 and given its first performance during the 1949 Besançon Festival with the Paris Conservatory Orchestra conducted by André Cluytens.
This performance of the Adagio, not only being the first performance, appears to not have any commercial recordings. So presumably, this is the only known recording of this sprawling and evocative work.
Apologies for the sound quality in spots – rare and damaged is a bad combinations.
But enjoy anyway.