Honegger: La Danse des Morts (1938), poème de Paul Claudel

I Introduction – II Dialogue – III Danse des Morts – IV Lamento – V Sanglots – VI La Réponse de Dieu – VII Espérance dans la croix – VIII Affirmation

Charles Münch, conductor. Odette Turba-Rabier, soprano; Eliette Schenneberg, contralto; Charles Panzéra, bass; Jean-Louis Barrault, récitant, Chorale Yvonne Gouverné. André Pascal, violin solo.

DESCRIPTION: 3 discs, 78 rpm, 12 in.

NOTES: Performed with this cast 26 January, 2 February 1941 (see Programs). Recorded 27-28 March 1941, Salle du Conservatoire. Matrix nos. (movt. I) 2LA 3482-2, (movt. II) id., (movt. III) 2 LA 3481-1 [all 28 March 1941]; (movt. IV) 2LA 3481-2 and 3480-2, (movts. V-VI) 2LA 3480-2, (movt. VII) 2LA 3479-1 [all 27 March 1941] (movt. VIII) 2LA 3483-1 [28 March 1941]. Total duration (from LYS CD): 28:55; (from Cascavelle CD): 25:55.

  • Gramophone DB 5135–5137 (d. l. 1940, presumably a clerical error). Présentation de luxe.
    • Also:
      • With Honegger Symphony No. 2 (q. v.): VSM FALP 453 (EMI FALP 453). Présentation de luxe; semi-circle label. (d. l. June 1962)
      • EMI VSM Réferences 1109011 (EMI PM 322). Sleeve notes translated by James Harding.
    • CDs:

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