Gaubert: Les Chants de la mer, suite: trois tableaux symphoniques (1929)
Chants et parfums, mer colorée (07:34) — La ronde sur le falaise (scherzo) (03:44) — Là-bas, très loin, sur la mer (04:04)
- Philippe Gaubert, conductor
DESCRIPTION: 2 discs, 78 rpm, 12 in.
NOTES: Work apparently composed in mid-1929; first performed 12 October 1929 (not SdC; see Baker's Biographical Dictionary); perf. by the SdC in Luxembourg, 12 April 1930; Vevey, 27 September 1930; and in Paris, Salle des Concerts, 16 November 1930 (as 1re audition au Conservatoire). A dating guide by Peter Copeland of the National Sound Archive, London, suggests a date in the first half of 1930 for this recording; this is consistent with the Columbia contract in effect until 13 February 1930, on which date a new contract was concluded with Gramphone that effectively separated the Gaubert (a Columbia artist) from the orchestra's recordings; see book, pp. 432-33. The date of composition 1931 as sometimes given for this work apparently results from a confusion with Gaubert's "sequel," Les Chant de la terre.
- Columbia fr. LFX 45–46
- Columbia am. 6935–36D (set X 109)
- Columbia Japan test pressings for matrix no. LX 1317/19; 1324-2. [At auction, 2004.]
- CD: in French Composers Conduct, VAI Audio VAIA 1075 (La gloire du disque français), tr. 8-10. Transfers and digital mastering: Barton Wimble. 1994.
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