Bruneau: L'Attaque du moulin - Suite / Ang, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra

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A composition pupil of Jules Massenet, Alfred Bruneau was largely responsible for introducing realism into French opera. His friendship with the writer Emile Zola, who shared his desire for theatrical naturalism, strongly informed his work, not least L’Attaque du Moulin (The Attack on the Mill) a ‘drame lyrique.’ The suite includes rustic elements, but also Mascagni-like verismo beauty tempered by a Gallic palette. Bruneau was a deft orchestrator with a taste for exotic color, and the excerpts from Messidor show the influence of Wagner on one of the most important but overlooked figures in turn-of-the-century French musical life. A Marco Polo release in 1994 has the same repertoire as this new recording from the Barcelona Symphony and Darrell Ang, however that album is no longer available, so this new release is a perfect opportunity to reintroduce these works.



Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: 8573888


  • UPC: 747313388875


  • Label: Naxos


  • Composer: Alfred Bruneau


  • Conductor: Darrell Ang


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra



Works:


  1. Messidor: Act 4 Prelude

    Composer: Alfred Bruneau

    Ensemble: Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra

    Conductor: Darrell Ang


  2. L'attaque du moulin: Suite

    Composer: Alfred Bruneau

    Ensemble: Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra

    Conductor: Darrell Ang


  3. Naïs Micoulin: Act I Prelude

    Composer: Alfred Bruneau

    Ensemble: Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra

    Conductor: Darrell Ang


  4. Messidor: La legende de l'or

    Composer: Alfred Bruneau

    Ensemble: Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra

    Conductor: Darrell Ang