Newstalgia Weekend Gramophone featuring the Pierre Jamet String Quintet and music of Gabriel Pierne`, recorded by French Radio from a studio session in 1955.
Digging again into the Transcriptions of 1940's and 1950's French Radio.The music of Gabriel Pierne` this week, as performed by The Pierre Jamet String Quintet, featuring Pierre Jamet on Harp, in a performance of Pierne's Variations Libres et Finale op. 51. Recorded by French Radio in 1955, and as far as I know, not re-issued in any form.
Gabriel Pierne` was a prolific composer, but during his lifetime he was equally well known as a conductor whose legendary recordings of the 1920's and 30's were sought after for years by collectors. They've been reissued at various times over the years. While Pierne` the composer underwent a period of obscurity, being overshadowed by his contemporaries Ravel, Debussy, Satie and Stravinsky. But time has shone a little more light on the lesser luminaries of the period, and the music of Pierne` has been getting performed and recorded more regularly of late.
Newstalgia Weekend Gramophone with The French National Orchestra, conducted by Jean Martinon in the music of Florent Schmitt. Recorded in 1957. Don't forget to donate what you can to keep Newstalgia alive! Read more...