French Symphonic Poems
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider conductor
Many Romantic composers owe their fame to one of their symphonic poems. Alongside acknowledged French masterpieces in the genre, the fifteen tracks presented here include four previously unrecorded works and several rarities by women composers. The Orchestre National de Lyon, a great champion of French Romantic music, offers a palette of shimmering colours under the baton of Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider as it relates in music the legend of Merlin the Magician, the fairytale of Sleeping Beauty and the misadventures of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
Recorded at Auditorium de Lyon (France) on 3-7 May 2021 and 6-9 September 2022
In coproduction with the Orchestre national de Lyon.
01 - César FRANCK - Le Chasseur maudit
01 - Mel BONIS - Le Rêve de Cléopâtre