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Newstalgia Mid-Week Concert - Orchestre National Du Capitole De Toulouse In Music Of Strauss And De Falla.

Newstalgia Mid-Week Concert featuring Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, conducted by Josep Pons and featuring Raquel Lojendio, soprano, Gustavo Pena, Tenor and Joan Martin Royo, Baritone in music of Richard Strauss and Manuel de Falla. Recorded live in concert by Radio France Musique.

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<strong>One of my favorite little bands in the world.</strong>

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Over to Toulouse, France this week for a concert featuring the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, led by the wonderful Spanish conductor Josep Pons and featuring the vocal talents of Raquel Lojendio, soprano, Gustavo Pena, Tenor and Joan Martin Royo, Baritone in music of Richard Strauss and Manuel de Falla. Recorded live in concert on January 6th of this year by Radio France Musique.

A short concert (the last piece, the Brahms Symphony No. 1 wasn't broadcast) but still on two players.

Here's the rundown courtesy Radio France Musique from their February 10th broadcast.

Un épisode de don Quichotte comme source d'inspiration, trois voix solistes, un petit orchestre et des marionnettes : avec ces moyens modestes, Falla a composé une œuvre pleine de charme et de vitalité, Le Retable de Maître Pierre, où passent tour à tour drame, bouffonnerie, réalisme et féerie.

Richard Strauss
Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, Suite pour orchestre Op.60 TrV 228c (1911, 1920)

1. Ouverture de l’acte I

2. Menuet

3. Le maître d’armes

4. Entrée et danse des tailleurs

5. Menuet de Lully

6. Courante

7. Entrée de Cléonte

8. Prélude de l’acte II

9. Dîner et danse des marmitons

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
Le Retable de Maître Pierre (1922) d'après le Don Quichotte de Cervantès (Episode du 26e chap. de la 2e partie)

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2e tableau : Melisandra

3e tableau : le supplice du Maure

4e tableau : les Pyrénées

5e tableau : la fuite

6e tableau : la poursuite

7e tableau : finale

Raquel Lojendio, Soprano
Gustavo Peña, Ténor
Joan Martin Royo, Baryton
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
Josep Pons, Direction

Great concert, wonderful orchestra, terrific soloists, not often heard music. Perfect Anti-Road Rage Wednesday.

Enjoy.

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