FLORENT SCHMITT (1870-1988): Légende for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 66, Musique sur l’eau for Voice and Orchestra, Op. 33 (World Premiere Recordings), Suite from Oriane et le Prince d’Amour, Op. 83bis, La Tragédie de Salomé, Op. 50.
Catalogue Number: 11W003
Description: Of the two first recordings here the 1918 Légende was originally for saxophone but its violin version seems to make its poetic tapestry of exotic colors even more enchanting while the 1898 Musique manages to marry an impressionistic orchestral palette with the Symbolist poetry of Albert Samain. French-English texts. Susan Platts (mezzo), Nikki Choi (violin), Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Faletta.