Les ballets Russes, Vol. 9

DARIUS MILHAUD (1892-1974): Le train bleu, HENRI SAUGUET (1901-1989): La chatte, DOMENICO SCARLATTI (1685-1757)/VINCENZO TOMMASINI (1878-1950): Les femmes de bonne humeur.

Catalogue Number: 03O009

Label: Hännsler Classic

Reference: CD 93.296

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: Vol. 9 of this series finally reaches some unusual repertoire again: Milhaud's 1924 work may be surprising for its lack of jazz, polytonality or South American elements; it's mostly an ironic mixture of French operetta and music-hall. Sauguet's score comes from 1927 and, again, surprised contempories with its neo-Romantic euphony (although the costumes and set design were quite angular and avant-garde: the booklet has separate notes on music and on costumes and set). Tommasini's suite from his score premiered in 1917 fills out a 73-minute disc. Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserlsautern; Robert Reimer.


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