Dukas: Cantates, Chœurs Et Musique Symphonique
Format: CD + BOOK
FISET HUNOLD SANTON-JEFFERY ALDRICH KALININE ANTOUN DUBOIS FOSTER-WILLIAMS CHRISTOYANNIS ZANDEN FLEMISH RADIO
While the late Romantic composer Paul Dukas may be best known for his phantasmagoric ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’, his superlative orchestrations, choirs and cantatas are worthy of more attention than they have been given. Dukas was known to destroy his own manuscripts in fits of despair with his own creative abilities, but selections from his surviving compositions are included in this wide ranging collection featuring the notable Flemish Radio Choir with the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Hervé Niquet. Included in this handsome limited edition 2 CD set is a 124 page book that features Dukas’ autobiography along with critical writings and librettos for the choir and cantata pieces.