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Honegger & Ibert – L’Aiglon – Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Kent Nagano (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Honegger & Ibert – L’Aiglon – Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Kent Nagano (2016)
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Kent Nagano leads the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal on this live performance of the obscure five act play L’Aiglon by Arthur Honegger and Jacques Ibert. Recorded at the North American premiere in March 2015 amid the wonderful acoustics of the orchestra’s home, la maison symphonique in Montréal, the OSM is joined by acclaimed soloists including soprano Anne-Catherine Gillet singing the title role and baritones Marc Barrard and Étienne Dupuis.

“We are delighted to announce that L’Aiglon which we will perform in its North American premiere with an impressive cast including great Francophone singers, would constitute (a) recording project with Decca. L’Aiglon has only ever been recorded once, in the 1950s with the technology available at the time. We thought it was important to create a modern recording to serve our public in the context of the 21st century. There is no doubt that the publication of this work in a recording with Decca would be an international event. It is an indicator of the importance of this project.” –Kent Nagano
Jacques Ibert (1890-1962), Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)
L’Aiglon: Acte I: Les ailes qui s’ouvrent
1 Scènes 1-3 (Gentz, Metternich, Marie-Louise, Thérèse, le Duc, l’Attaché ) 4:54
2 Scène 4 (Le Duc, Thérèse) 3:59
3 Scène 5 (Le Duc, Prokesch) 1:32
4 Scène 6 (Le Duc, Metternich, le Laquais, Marmont) 4:24
5 Scène 7 (Flambeau, le Duc, Marmont) 6:25
6 Scène 8 (Le Duc, Flambeau) 4:27
L’Aiglon: Acte II: Les ailes qui battent
7 Scène 1 (Flambeau) 2:43
8 Scène 2 (Metternich, Flambeau) 5:47
9 Scène 3 (Flambeau, Metternich, le Duc) 5:56
L’Aiglon: Acte III: Les ailes meurtries
10 Scène 1 (Masques) 1:15
11 Ballet 9:01
12 Scène 2 (Le Duc, Thérèse) 3:15
13 Scène 3 (Prokesch, le Duc) 4:57
14 Scènes 4-5 (Metternich, le Duc, Sedlinsky, Fanny, le Duc, Flambeau, Gentz) 3:18
15 Scènes 6-7 (Fanny, le Duc, la Comtesse, Gentz, Flambeau, l’Attaché, les Masques) 4:07
L’Aiglon: Acte IV: Les ailes brisées
16 Scènes 1-4 (Le Duc, Flambeau, une Ombre, Marmont, la Comtesse, Sedlinsky, un Officier, des voix, la plaine) 13:33
L’Aiglon: Acte V: Les ailes fermées
17 Scène 1 (Metternich, Marie-Louise, Thérèse, Prokesch, le Duc, l’Attaché ) 12:53

Accademia Bizantina:
Anne-Catherine Gillet, soprano (L’Aiglon)
Hélène Guilmette, soprano (Thérèse)
Tyler Duncan, baritone (Prokesch)
Étienne Dupuis, baritone (Metternich)
Marc Barrard, baritone (Flambeau)
Philippe Sly, baritone (Marmont)
Julie Boulianne, mezzo-soprano (Fanny Elssler and Marie-Louise)
Isaiah Bell, tenor (Gentz)
Pascal Charbonneau, tenor (L’attaché militaire)
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, soprano (Thérèse)
Kimy McLaren, soprano (Comtesse Camerata)
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Kent Nagano, conductor

Recorded: March 17, 19 and 21, 2015, at the OSM’s new home, the Maison symphonique de Montréal, which was inaugurated in September 2011. Recordings with Hélène Guilmette and Marie-Nicole Lemieux took place at the Maison symphonique de Montréal in September 2015


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