Paris Est Une Fete

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Label: Fuga Libera
Catalog: FUG813

Alexandra Soumm Orchestre de Chambre Pelleas Benjamin Levy

From the Second Empire to the Roaring Twenties, Alexandra Soumm, the Orchestre de chambre Pelléas and Benjamin Levy paint a ruffled, nostalgic and swaying portrait of the City of Light, spanning seventy years of music. This recording, a testament to the musical and human affinities forged over many years between these performers, is also a return to the sources of creative fount, with the first recording of Tzigane in the new «Ravel Edition» and the first recording of the orchestration of Emmanuel Chabrier’s Bourrée fantasque according to the sketches left unfinished by the composer. From the crinolines of Georges Bizet’s adolescence to the wisps of cigar smoke in the dreamy Brazil of Le Boeuf sur le toit, let’s immerse ourselves in an era when Paris set the tempo for cosmopolitan, carefree celebrations.

Price: $32.98