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Klassiek - Verschenen op 25 juni 2021 | B Records
With a cover illustrated by Simon Bailly, which looks like something out of a Blake and Mortimer comic, this production from the Frivolités Parisiennes, under the direction of Dylan Corlay, presents Le Diable à Paris by Marcel Lattès, a pleasant operetta which was written as a cynical, biting satire on Faust. All the characters are idiots and villains, and the devil himself is ridiculed by human perfidy.Unfortunately the devil undoubtedly got the better of the series of shows planned at the Théâtre de l'Athénée in Paris in the wake of the global pandemic. For this recorded version, the long passages of dialogue which didn't make the grade have been cut out and replaced with a narrator summarising the action.Although he is now forgotten, Marcel Lattès was a French composer who died in 1943 after being arrested as a Jew by the police of his own country and languishing for several months in the transit camps of Compiègne and Drancy. Initially released thanks to Sacha Guitry's intervention with the German authorities, he was arrested a second time, deported and gassed upon his arrival in the Auschwitz extermination camp. We owe him a dozen operettas and the music for about thirty films by Pabst, Abel Gance, Maurice Tourneur and Marcel L'Herbier.His melodic and light sound, worthy of the best pages of André Messager, bursts forth in Le Diable à Paris, an operetta first performed in 1927 with Dranem and Raimu and reproduced here in a version full of verve, by a troupe of singers with perfect diction, in a resolutely contemporary and natural style that blows away any cobwebs that might be clinging to the work. © François Hudry/Qobuz
Klassiek - Verschenen op 14 mei 2021 | B Records
We know that Brahms was a great enthusiast of the keyboard and yet he composed few works exclusively for piano. Accordingly, the Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn and Sonata for Two Pianos are all the more precious with their scores containing the full harmonic complexity and tonal diversity of his music, made sublime by the nimble fingers of Éric Le Sage and Théo Fouchenneret. This is a pivotal milestone in the huge endeavour of producing the "Complete Works of Brahms" undertaken by B Records since 2017.