Jacques Mercier conducts French Masterworks | Sony - Classical Masters 88985470862

Jacques Mercier conducts French Masterworks

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Label: Sony - Classical Masters

Cat No: 88985470862

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Release Date: 27th October 2017

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The Orchestre national d’Île-de-France amassed an impressive discography of late 19th-century French music under former music director Jacques Mercier, and this collection of ten CDs brings together many little-known or undervalued works. Several discs of sacred vocal music include compositions by the likes of Gounod and Saint-Saëns (including his Requiem) and vocal soloists include Nathalie Dessay, Françoise Pollet, Véronique Gens and François Le Roux. Other discs explore the music of Roussel, Schmitt (his Salammbô suites, given a “splendid performance” – Gramophone) and Bruneau, and Bizet’s rarity Djamileh is performed complete. Rounding out the collection is Debussy’s Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien.

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