Hans Rosbaud Conducts French Music

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Catalog: SWR19115CD

SWR Sinfonieorchester des Südwestrundfunks; Rosbaud, Hans; Haas, Monique

This release is the 12th volume in the SWR CLASSIC Hans Rosbaud series – an extensive and in-depth exploration of the conductor’s artistic legacy. Hans Rosbaud was a passionate musician, whose conscientiousness, intuition and experience were extended to even the most complex and contemporary musical forms. The diversity of the works presented here demonstrate his musical universality, and serve to further contradict the reputation he garnered during his lifetime as being only a technically superior champion of the avant-garde. With the exception of two pieces by Debussy composed in the 1890s, this present anthology of French orchestral repertoire comprises compositions from the 20th century, featuring Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye, Ibert’s Le Chevalier errant and Messiaen’s Chronochromie alongside works by French-Swiss composer Honegger and Milhaud, both members of the legendary Groupe des Six, and Bucharest-born Mihalovici, who, like Honegger, studied composition under the traditionalist Vincent d’Indy.

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