Aux étoiles

French Symphonic Poems

Bru Zane Label CDs
Mel BONIS, Lili BOULANGER, Alfred BRUNEAU, Emmanuel CHABRIER, Ernest CHAUSSON, Paul DUKAS, Henri DUPARC, César FRANCK, Ernest GUIRAUD, Augusta HOLMÈS, Vincent D'INDY, Victorin JONCIÈRES, Henri RABAUD, Camille SAINT-SAËNS, Charlotte SOHY
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider conductor
BZ 2007
2 CD - 100 pages - booklet in French, English and German

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.


CD 1

01 - César FRANCK - Le Chasseur maudit
02 - Ernest GUIRAUD - Ouverture d'Arteveld
03 - Lili BOULANGER - D'un matin de printemps
04 - Vincent D'INDY - Istar
05 - Paul DUKAS - L'Apprenti Sorcier
06 - Alfred BRUNEAU - La Belle au bois dormant
07 - Augusta HOLMÈS - La Nuit et l'Amour

CD 2

01 - Mel BONIS - Le Rêve de Cléopâtre
02 - Henri DUPARC - Aux étoiles
03 - Ernest CHAUSSON - Viviane
04 - Charlotte SOHY - Danse mystique
05 - Emmanuel CHABRIER - España
06 - Victorin JONCIÈRES - La Toussaint
07 - Camille SAINT-SAËNS - Danse macabre
08 - Henri RABAUD - La Procession nocturne

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