Schmitt: Suites from Antoine et Cléopâtre & Symphony No. 2

Shipping time: Will not ship until 3/16/2018
Making his debut on Chandos, Sakari Oramo, who with the BBC Symphony Orchestra this year has championed new and rarely performed works, presents in surround sound the extravagant musical world of Florent Schmitt. The recording follows two exceptional Barbican performances with the same forces, a ‘sensuous and exotic’ Antoine et Cleopatre, according to the Financial Times (2016), and the first performance for nearly a dozen years of Symphony No. 2 (2017). The Second Symphony, the last major work by Schmitt, has nothing valedictory about it: as lavish and rhythmically sophisticated as his earlier music, emphatically bounding in fast passages and supple in slow, it also encompasses all the different musical expressions and styles that he had used over almost eight decades of composing. On the other hand, it is far from being an ‘old man’s piece.’ ‘It is really exuberant- very, very inventive, and incredibly busy for everyone,’ as Sakari Oramo explained in a BBC Radio 3 interview. The symphony is paired with the two orchestral suites from Antoine et Cleopatre, music written for Shakespeare’s play, premiered in 1920 at the Paris Opera, and very rarely recorded since then.
Item number CHSA 5200
Barcode 095115520024
Release date 3/16/2018
Category Orchestral
Media type SACD
Number of units 1
Write your own review
You must log in to be able to write a review
If you like Schmitt: Suites from Antoine et Cléopâtre & Symphony No. 2, please tell your friends! You can easily share this page directly on Facebook, Twitter and via e-mail below.

You may also like.....

$17.09 ($18.99)
TELEMANN: Orchestral Suites
$17.09 ($18.99)
HANDEL: Overtures for Oratorios
$17.09 ($18.99)
HAYDN: London Symphonies, Vol. 2
$17.09 ($18.99)
HAYDN: London Symphonies, Vol. 1
HANDEL: Alcina / Arminio / Serse / Berenice / Rinaldo / Rodelinda / Ariodante: Instrumental Music CHAN 0650 2/1/2000 $17.09 ($18.99)
Handel: Concerti Grossi, Vol. 3 CHAN 0622 8/1/1998 $17.09 ($18.99)
This item has been discontinued, and will no longer be available once out of stock.
Handel: Concerti Grossi, Vol. 2 CHAN 0616 5/1/1998 $17.09 ($18.99)
Out of stock
Handel: Concerti Grossi, Vol. 1 CHAN 0600 5/1/1997 $17.09 ($18.99)
TELEMANN: Suite in G major, "Les nations anciennes et modernes" / Viola Concerto in G major CHAN 0593 5/1/1996 $17.09 ($18.99)
Few in stock Buy +
TELEMANN: Concerto in D major / La Bouffonne / Grillen-Symphonie / Alster Overture CHAN 0547 10/1/1993 $17.09 ($18.99)
Few in stock Buy +
Image Image
My account
My cart: 0 items