Dukas. L'apprenti Sorcier, Velleda. Les Siecles/r

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Label: Actes Sud
Catalog: ASM12
Format: CD

Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

Dukas: L'Apprenti Sorcier, Velléda, Polyeucte Overture

French composer Paul Dukas was a classical "one hit wonder." Thanks to The Sorcerer's Apprentice, his success was assured. The work remains a staple of concert repertoire and will live in immortality thanks to Walt Disney's Fantasia. However, this friend of Claude Debussy gave us further evidence of his immense talent with the Cantata Velléda and the Overture to Polyeucte, which have been restored thanks to the efforts of the Palazzetto Bru-Zane. This recording by François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles includes all three works and features instruments from the late 19th century, which illuminate the original, vibrant colors of Dukas's brilliant orchestrations.