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Luxuriant Music

Orchestral works
by Paul Dukas -
heard by
PATRIC STANDFORD

'... a fine performance ...'

Dukas Orchestral Music. Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands / Jean Fourner. © 2011 Regis Records

On 3 November 2008 the conductor Jean Fournet died at the grand age of ninety-five at his home in the Netherlands having served the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra there as both chief conductor and subsequently permanent guest conductor since 1961. His final concert in January 2001 (at the age of ninety-one!) was with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony with which he was closely associated during the 1980s. Although he conducted a wide repertoire, it was French music that was his particular speciality. Among major landmarks in his distinguished career were the introduction of Pelléas et Mélisande to audiences in Tokyo in 1958, making his New York debut with Samson et Dalila and bringing Poulenc's Carmélites to Seattle when he was almost eighty...

Copyright © 5 September 2011 Patric Standford,
Wakefield UK

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CD INFORMATION: DUKAS ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

FRANCE

NETHERLANDS

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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