Paul Paray Paul Paray conducts French Orchestral Music

Paul Paray conducts French Orchestral Music

Paul Paray

Released on February 20, 2015 by Mercury (Universal France)

Main artist: Paul Paray

Genre: Classical

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Album : 5 disks - 65 tracks Total length : 05:52:51

    DISC 1
    Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony" (Camille Saint-Saëns)
  1. 1 1a. Adagio - Allegro moderato -

    Marcel Dupré, Organ - Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  2. 2 1b. Poco adagio

    Marcel Dupré, Organ - Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  3. 3 2a. Allegro moderato - Presto - Allegro moderato

    Marcel Dupré, Organ - Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  4. 4 2b. Maestoso - Più allegro - Molto allegro

    Marcel Dupré, Organ - Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  5. Mass for the 500th Anniversary of the Death of Joan of Arc (Paul Paray)
  6. 5 1. Kyrie

    Frances Yeend, Soprano - Frances Bible, Mezzo-Soprano - David Lloyd, Tenor - Yi-Kwei-Sze, Bass - Rackham Symphony Choir, Choir - Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - - - - - - Copyright : ℗ 1957 Universal International Music B.V.

  7. 6 2. Gloria

    Frances Yeend, Soprano - Frances Bible, Mezzo-Soprano - David Lloyd, Tenor - Yi-Kwei-Sze, Bass - Rackham Symphony Choir, Choir - Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - - - - - - Copyright : ℗ 1957 Universal International Music B.V.

  8. 7 3. Sanctus - Benedictus

    Frances Yeend, Soprano - Frances Bible, Mezzo-Soprano - David Lloyd, Tenor - Yi-Kwei-Sze, Bass - Rackham Symphony Choir, Choir - Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - - - - - - Copyright : ℗ 1957 Universal International Music B.V.

  9. 8 4. Agnus Dei

    Frances Yeend, Soprano - Frances Bible, Mezzo-Soprano - David Lloyd, Tenor - Yi-Kwei-Sze, Bass - Rackham Symphony Choir, Choir - Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - - - - - - Copyright : ℗ 1957 Universal International Music B.V.

  10. Paul Paray: Post-sessions thanks to the Performers (Speech)
  11. 9 Paul Paray: Post-Sessions Thanks To The Performers

    Paul Paray, Speaker - Copyright : ℗ 1957 Universal International Music B.V.

  12. DISC 2
    Le roi d'Ys (Edouard Lalo)
  13. 1 Overture

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1959 Universal International Music B.V.

  14. Namouna, Suite No.1
  15. 2 1. Prélude

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1959 Universal International Music B.V.

  16. 3 2. Sérénade

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1959 Universal International Music B.V.

  17. 4 3. Thème varié

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1959 Universal International Music B.V.

  18. 5 4. Parades de foire

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1959 Universal International Music B.V.

  19. 6 5. Fête foraine

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1959 Universal International Music B.V.

  20. Offrande à une ombre (Henry Barraud)
  21. 7 Barraud: Offrande à une ombre

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  22. Symphony in B flat, Op.20 (Ernest Chausson)
  23. 8 1. Lent - Allegro vivo

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  24. 9 2. Très lent

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  25. 10 3. Animé - Très animé

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  26. DISC 3
    Escales (Jacques Ibert)
  27. 1 Rome - Palermo (Calme)

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  28. 2 Tunis - Nefta (Modéré très rythmé)

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  29. 3 Valencia (Animé)

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  30. Rapsodie espagnole, M.54 (Maurice Ravel)
  31. 4 1. Prélude à la nuit

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  32. 5 2. Malagueña

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  33. 6 3. Habanera

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  34. 7 4. Feria

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  35. Alborada del gracioso
  36. 8 Ravel: Alborada del gracioso, M.43

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  37. Pavane pour une infante défunte, M.19
  38. 9 Pavane pour une infante défunte, M.19

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  39. La Valse, M.72 - Choreographic poem, for Orchestra
  40. 10 La Valse, M.72

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  41. Le tombeau de Couperin, M.68
  42. 11 1. Prélude

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1960 Universal International Music B.V.

  43. 12 2. Forlane

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1960 Universal International Music B.V.

  44. 13 3. Menuet

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1960 Universal International Music B.V.

  45. 14 4. Rigaudon

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1960 Universal International Music B.V.

  46. DISC 4
    La Patrie (Georges Bizet)
  47. 1 Overture

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1959 Universal International Music B.V.

  48. Carmen Suite (excerpts from suites nos. 1 & 2)
  49. 2 Prélude

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  50. 3 La garde montante

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  51. 4 Les dragons d'Alcala

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  52. 5 Intermezzo

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  53. 6 Aragonaise

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  54. 7 Les toréadors

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  55. L'arlesienne Suite No.1
  56. 8 Prélude

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  57. 9 Minuetto

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  58. 10 Adagietto

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  59. 11 Carillon

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  60. L'Arlésienne Suite No.2 - Arranged by E. Guiraud (1837-1892)
  61. 12 Pastorale

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  62. 13 Intermezzo

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  63. 14 Menuet

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  64. 15 Farandole

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1958 Universal International Music B.V.

  65. Mignon (Jules Barbier)
  66. 16 Overture

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1962 Universal International Music B.V.

  67. Raymond (Ambroise Charles Louis Thomas)
  68. 17 Overture

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1962 Universal International Music B.V.

  69. DISC 5
    Zampa (Ferdinand Hérold)
  70. 1 Overture

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1961 Universal International Music B.V.

  71. The Crown Diamonds (Les diamants de la couronne) (Eugène Scribe)
  72. 2 Overture

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1961 Universal International Music B.V.

  73. Faust, Ballet Music (1869) (Charles Gounod)
  74. 3 1. Les Nubiennes, valse (Allegretto)

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  75. 4 2. Adagio

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  76. 5 3. Danse antique (Allegretto)

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  77. 6 4. Variations de Cléopatre (Moderato maestoso)

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  78. 7 5. Les Troyennes (Moderato con moto)

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  79. 8 6. Variations du miroir (Allegretto)

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  80. 9 7. Danse de Phryné (Allegro vivo)

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  81. Faust - Concert version - Act 2
  82. 10 Waltz from Act II

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  83. Samson et Dalila / Act 3 (Camille Saint-Saëns)
  84. 11 Bacchanale

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1962 Universal International Music B.V.

  85. Carmen Suite No.2 (Georges Bizet)
  86. 12 Danse bohème

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  87. Les Troyens - Act 4 (Hector Berlioz)
  88. 13 No.29 Chasse royale et orage - Pantomime

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  89. Phèdre (Jules Massenet)
  90. 14 Overture

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

  91. Mignon - Act 2 (Jules Barbier)
  92. 15 Gavotte

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Paul Paray, Conductor - - Copyright : ℗ 1963 Universal International Music B.V.

About

Recorded between 1956 and 1962, these performances represent the core repertoire of French Romantic music that Paul Paray explored during his tenure with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. A comprehensive collection that includes essential masterpieces along with several works that have fallen by the wayside, this five-disc set offers more than most listeners will want. Even so, a few will find it educational and enjoyable for its unusual contents and for the DSO's vigorous playing. Paray's energetic, vibrant reading of Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 3 in C minor, "Organ," holds up quite well, even by contemporary standards; and the renditions of Bizet's Carmen and L'Arlésienne Suites are more exciting and theatrical than many other later recordings, which boast better sound but lack true drama. One may pick and choose among the less fashionable works by Barraud, Auber, Thomas, Hérold, and Lalo, and even find Paray's own Mass for the 500th Anniversary of the Death of Joan of Arc a bit tedious. But fans of Paray's conducting and buffs of historical recordings will relish this set's "time-capsule" quality, and gladly accept its eccentricities. The acoustics of Ford Auditorium, Old Orchestra Hall, and Cass Technical High School vary considerably, but Mercury has remastered these extraordinary recordings well and balanced the sound admirably.

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