Kazuki Yamada, OSR - Roussel, Debussy, Poulenc. Orchestral Works (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

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Kazuki Yamada, OSR - Roussel, Debussy, Poulenc. Orchestral Works (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Kazuki Yamada, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Roussel, Debussy, Poulenc: Orchestral Works (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:54 minutes | 1,33 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Vibrant, striking colors, sensuous harmonies and coruscating wit abound in this irresistible collection played by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under the baton of the young rising star Kazuki Yamada. Hailed by Gramophone magazine as a "gifted, budding maestro" with "interpretative nous, strength of personality and scrupulous attention to detail", this is Yamada's four outing for Pentatone following his three critically acclaimed releases of dance music.

The bright, sparkling, filmily floating sound of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the OSR, was stylized by the genius Decca sound technicians in the fifties and sixties as the recognition mark of the ensemble based at Lake Geneva. By this specific sound the OSR clearly contrasts soundwise with the dark, velvety sound of The Vienna Philharmonic (VPO). The difference between the respective ensemble-sound captured by Decca was so striking that a brief listening to a Decca record sufficed to identify the OSR or the VPO. The then chief conductor and founder of the OSR, Ernest Ansermet, went one step further through the clarity of his interpretations of especially the French repertoire and the music of Stravinsky in characterizing and shaping of the OSR brand. These truly glorious Decca times have made a strong on the OSR’s appearance, and even today, after more than fifty years and a completely rejuvenated ensemble, the glamor of the brand OSR is unmistakable, or better: not to be overheard.

The originally bright, sparkling, filmily floating sound of the OSR has gained in substance and warmth through the recording technology of the label Pentatone, a star in the sky of digital recording competences. The fact that an orchestra, which is true not only of the OSR, retains original sound characteristics over decades, in spite of the inevitable personnel change is certainly one of the miracles of symphonic orchestral culture. The fact that this is true of the OSR, despite its strongly fluctuating history following to the death of Ansermet – not always the choice of the chief conductor and the management of the financially not always stable ensemble has been a happy one – is an even greater miracle. And just now, the OSR is once again on the brink of overcoming hard times without a chief conductor and an unstable management, with Jonathan Nott as new chief, who had succeeded the Bamberg Symphonic Orchestra to take unheard of heights in the past 16 years, signalizing better if not again glorious times.

That the OSR's sound and the sentiment of the troupe in the time without a chief conductor had not been impaired among others is due to the young Kazuki Yamada, who, in addition to major engagements in his home country Japan, is Principal Guest Conductor of the OSR as well as chief conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo. With symphonic pieces of Roussel, Poulenc and Debussy, Kazuki Yamada is strictly walking on the Romanic path of the OSR’s first chief conductor Ernest Ansermet. While the latter presented the compositions of the French colorfully but relatively soberly, these compositions, under the direction of the Japanese, do come emotionally into their own, without losing their special, typically French ease. Compared to the time of Ansermet, the OSR is today the audibly more precise acting orchestra, which ultimately benefits the sometimes floating ease of the pieces on this album. In a nutshell, Kazuki Yamada is enjoying the highlights of the game without killing his powder.

One cannot fail to describe the performance of orchestra, conductor and sound engineers on this album as adorable. All those involved can be proud to rescue the originally bright, sparkling, filmily floating sound of the OSR, stylized by Decca as a brand, into the new century and to have refined the sound in favor of substance and warmth. The high-resolution download does everything else to make this album highly recommendable.

Tracklist:

01 - Albert Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 1
02 - Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: I. Introduction. Andante
03 - Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: II. Réveil d'Ariane. Moderato
04 - Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: III. Bacchus reprend avec Ariane. Poco più allegro
05 - Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: IV. Bacchus danse seul. Allegro
06 - Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: V. Le baiser. Andante
07 - Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: VI. Le thiase défile. Allegro deciso
08 - Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: VII. Danse d'Ariane. Andante
09 - Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: VIII. Danse d'Ariadne et de Bacchus. Moderato e pesante
10 - Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: IX. Bacchanale. Allegro brilliante
11 - Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: X. Le couronnement d'Ariane
12 - Claude Debussy: 6 Épigraphes antiques, L. 131: No. 1. Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d'été
13 - Debussy: 6 Épigraphes antiques, L. 131: No. 2. Pour un tombeau sans nom
14 - Debussy: 6 Épigraphes antiques, L. 131: No. 3. Pour que la nuit soit propice
15 - Debussy: 6 Épigraphes antiques, L. 131: No. 4. Pour la danseuse aux crotales
16 - Debussy: 6 Épigraphes antiques, L. 131: No. 5. Pour l'egyptienne
17 - Debussy: 6 Épigraphes antiques, L. 131: No. 6. Pour remercier la pluie au matin
18 - Francis Poulenc: Les biches, FP 36: I. Rondeau
19 - Francis Poulenc: Les biches, FP 36: II. Adagietto
20 - Francis Poulenc: Les biches, FP 36: III. Rag-Mazurka
21 - Francis Poulenc: Les biches, FP 36: IV. Andantino
22 - Francis Poulenc: Les biches, FP 36: V. Final

Recorded in October 2015 at Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland.

Musicians:
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Bogdan Zvoristeanu - concertmaster
Kazuki Yamada - conductor

Analyzed: L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Kazuki Yamada / Kazuki Yamada conducts Roussel, Debussy & Poulenc
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR14 -0.30 dB -19.63 dB 17:35 01-Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 1
DR10 -21.16 dB -35.45 dB 2:48 02-Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: I. Introduction. Andante
DR13 -2.27 dB -21.34 dB 2:05 03-Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: II. Réveil d'Ariane. Moderato
DR10 -9.84 dB -24.72 dB 0:49 04-Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: III. Bacchus reprend avec Ariane. Poco più allegro
DR13 -4.74 dB -21.86 dB 1:58 05-Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: IV. Bacchus danse seul. Allegro
DR11 -3.09 dB -20.17 dB 2:19 06-Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: V. Le baiser. Andante
DR13 -0.33 dB -16.48 dB 0:37 07-Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: VI. Le thiase défile. Allegro deciso
DR13 -1.90 dB -22.99 dB 3:45 08-Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: VII. Danse d'Ariane. Andante
DR12 -3.16 dB -19.08 dB 1:03 09-Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: VIII. Danse d'Ariadne et de Bacchus. Moderato e pesante
DR12 -0.31 dB -17.33 dB 3:38 10-Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: IX. Bacchanale. Allegro brilliante
DR11 -0.31 dB -14.77 dB 0:57 11-Bacchus et Ariane Suite, Op. 43 No. 2: X. Le couronnement d'Ariane
DR13 -7.53 dB -29.26 dB 2:44 12-6 Épigraphes antiques, L. 131: No. 1. Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d'été
DR14 -10.58 dB -31.37 dB 3:30 13-6 Épigraphes antiques, L. 131: No. 2. Pour un tombeau sans nom
DR13 -7.36 dB -27.60 dB 2:23 14-6 Épigraphes antiques, L. 131: No. 3. Pour que la nuit soit propice
DR13 -11.81 dB -30.62 dB 2:51 15-6 Épigraphes antiques, L. 131: No. 4. Pour la danseuse aux crotales
DR11 -8.54 dB -31.05 dB 3:10 16-6 Épigraphes antiques, L. 131: No. 5. Pour l'egyptienne
DR12 -11.86 dB -30.74 dB 2:27 17-6 Épigraphes antiques, L. 131: No. 6. Pour remercier la pluie au matin
DR16 -0.31 dB -22.48 dB 3:40 18-Les biches, FP 36: I. Rondeau
DR13 -5.25 dB -23.64 dB 4:15 19-Les biches, FP 36: II. Adagietto
DR14 -2.04 dB -22.64 dB 6:10 20-Les biches, FP 36: III. Rag-Mazurka
DR15 -0.31 dB -24.98 dB 3:26 21-Les biches, FP 36: IV. Andantino
DR17 -0.31 dB -22.44 dB 3:43 22-Les biches, FP 36: V. Final
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Number of tracks: 22
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2387 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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