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Classical - Released October 28, 2011 | Les Indispensables de Diapason

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Full Operas - Released January 1, 1960 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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A most relevant classic thanks to Markevitch’s fiery and electric direction and the sheer excellence of the Orchestre Lamoureux, which he directed at the time. The conductor of Russian descent is completely frantic, and perfectly conveys the visionary nature of this essential chapter of French romanticism. Listening to this version, one can fully grasp the modernity of Berlioz’s language, which lends itself to the most avant-garde staging, a paradox for a piece written for concerts rather than the stage. The sound recording, captured in the early days of triumphant stereophony, is simply extraordinary. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Classical - Released February 2, 1998 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released January 1, 2005 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Symphonic Music - Released January 1, 2002 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Symphonic Music - Released January 20, 1997 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released January 1, 1960 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released January 1, 1963 | Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.

About the recording of The Soldier's Tale: Recorded at the Vevey Theatre to mark Igor Markevitch's 50 years as a conductor. Markevitch spent all his youth in a small town near Lake Léman: and this recording is a document of an exceptional concert given as part of the 17th Montreux-Vevey Classical Music Festival, in October 1962. Originally released as a magnificent 33rpm cloth-bound album with an original painting by Jean Cocteau, this recording brings together the latter as narrator alongside Peter Ustinov and Jean-Marie Fertey, with a little instrumental ensemble made up for the occasion by the musicians of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (who regularly played this piece, conducted by its founder Ernest Ansermet) and French musicians like Maurice André on the cornet, Ulysses Delécluse on the clarinet and Manoug Parikian on the violin, all conducted by Markevitch. In this version, The Soldier's Tale returns to its country of origin and the year of its first performance, 1918. Written during the war, while all music had ceased in Switzerland, this work, the result of a collaboration between the composer Stravinsky, the writer Ramuz, the painter Auberjonois, and the performer Ansermet, would tour the country in a caravan, performing in the countryside. Alongside the horrors of war, a serious outbreak of "Spanish Flu" decimated Europe and saw the caravan taken off the road. But the The Soldier's Tale would go on to tour the world. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Symphonic Music - Released January 1, 1964 | Decca

In 1936, the English composer and writer, Constant Lambert, described Igor Markevitch as ‘the leading figure of the Franco-Russian school’. As a composer he had been commissioned by Diaghilev and performed by the likes of Alfred Cortot and Roger Désormière but his posthumous reputation largely rests on his prowess as a conductor, a profession he took up in the 1930s after study with Pierre Monteux. As an interpreter, Markevitch combined a volatile personality with meticulous attention to the composer’s instructions, very much in the mould of Monteux. He was ideally suited in this regard to the Russian repertoire from Tchaikovsky to Stravinsky. Central both to this history and to his repertoire, was the music of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov with its sinuous melodies and ever-astonishingly original orchestral colours. Made by Philips engineers in London in October 1962, this album of the composer’s best-loved orchestral works complements Markevitch’s cycle of the Tchaikovsky symphonies also recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra during the mid-1960s. They share many of the same qualities: super-charged tension, precise definition (in both performance and engineering) and refreshingly unusual articulation in repertoire that has often become stale by familiarity and lazy execution. Markevitch never made a lazy or conventional recording in his life and he attended to the sweeping narrative of ‘Scheherazade’ with the kind of detail that distinguishes his electrifying accounts of ‘The Rite of Spring’. (© Decca Music Group Limited / Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd.)

Classical - Released October 2, 2020 | UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Classical - Released January 1, 2003 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Opera - Released October 1, 2014 | Urania Records

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Classical - Released February 9, 2014 | Urania

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Opera - Released February 3, 2014 | Ina, musique(s)

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Classical - Released January 20, 2014 | Ina Archives

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Classical - Released February 7, 2020 | Urania Records

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Classical - Released March 24, 2021 | Alexandre Bak - Classical Music Reference Recording

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Classical - Released January 1, 1967 | Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.