L'Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux & Yutaka Sado
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||Bacchanale||J. Ibert||8:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Divertissement: Introduction||J. Ibert||1:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Divertissement: Cortege||J. Ibert||5:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Divertissement: Nocturne||J. Ibert||2:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Divertissement: Valse||J. Ibert||3:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Divertissement: Parade||J. Ibert||1:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Divertissement: Finale||J. Ibert||2:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ouverture De Fete||J. Ibert||15:56||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Symphonie Marine||J. Ibert||14:21||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Escales: Rome-Palerme||J. Ibert||6:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Escales: Tunis-Nefta||J. Ibert||2:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Escales: Valencia||J. Ibert||5:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
a first rate survey of Ibert's orchestra works...
There's no dearth of recordings of Ibert's "Escales" out there - and there may be more ethereal, atmospheric or classic performances to be had (e.g., Munch/Boston) - but this is a very fine compilation. It has the essentials, "Divertissement" and "Escales," but there are some other amazing finds here: a really burlesque "Bacchanale," a frenetically impressionist "Symphonie marine" and - for me - the real gem in the pile, the razzy 1940 "Ouverture de fete," commissioned by Imperial Japan to commemorate the 2600th anniversary of its founding. If this track were on a vinyl LP, I'd have worn it out by now!