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25/11/2012

Bernard Lefort sings... Egk -&- Francaix (Louis de Froment, etc) - L'Oiseau-Lyre 1956

Werner Egk:  "La Tentation de Saint-Antoine"    
Bernard Lefort, Baritone, Georges Ales & Pierre Doukan, violins - Pierre Ladhuie, viola - Roger Albin, 'cello   directed by  Louis de Froment 
Jean Francaix:    
"Cinq Poemes"  - Bernard Lefort, Baritone  - Jean Francaix, piano - Fernand Marseau, flute   
"Invocation a la Volupte"  - Bernard Lefort, Baritone -  L'Ensemble Orchestral de L'Oiseau-Lyre  conducted by  Louis de Froment
"L'Adolescence Clementine"  - Bernard Lefort, Baritone - Jean Francaix, piano -&- Jacques Lancelot, clarinet  
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L'Oiseau-Lyre  OL 50134   1956 Decca LP/French(?) matrices: TT 365/366  Not on CD  Sleeve-note / "St.Antoine" text (DGG 139 142) >>>  


5 comments:

  1. Egk's music is very rare to find, so many thanks for this!
    Your historical contributions are invaluable, so I hope you will be with us for much longer.

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    1. If I hang-around too much longer I'll be in danger of becoming a Historical Object myself...as the lengthy editing process doesn't encourage healthy activity...

      Strangely, this LP was still in the Gramophone Catalogue in 1969 (as were some other ancient Oiseau-Lyre's - at which point Decca likely deleted all their 'old stock' mono's).

      The Quartet playing in the Egk is very fine; but despite the LP being new/surgically-clean, it was a penance to edit - as applying 'de-clicking' (professional type...) -even at the lowest setting - damaged the sound (smearing/veiling began - without any noticeable 'improvement' in noise-reduction') - so you're hearing a very accurate transfer.

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  2. These are marvelous; thanks! You "threatened" to put up Froment's Rameau issues on L'O-L, and I heartily second the motion. They are treasures, too!

    Bertie

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    1. 'Read my mind'....as I scanned the Rameau/Froment Oiseau-Lyre SOL sleeve yesterday.

      Lancelot's version of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto (Froment) is about my favourite (OL 50006) though my original 1953 LP has a less good flip-side surface (Sinf.Conc. K297); but the Rameau's a 'mint original' - and may well be next-up; it also still sounds pretty-good.

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  3. Wonderful music by Egk and Francaix, not only the jolly Frenchman as he is sometimes regarded!

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