arc16006 – Lalo and Roussel – the taste of northern France

The Orchestra of Douai from the region Hauts-de-France presents the great composers of their region on this new CD, Edouard Lalo and Albert Roussel. The Symphonie Espagnole is well known to any music enthousiast.

Svetlin Roussev plays it so brilliantly, that the Spanish rhythms are electrifying the listener from the first to the last note.

Roussel unfortunately is less known than Lalo – after listening to this CD, people may wonder why. The Concert pour Petit Orchestre spans from poetic lines in the Andante to a captivatingly dynamic waltz, the conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow carves out all subtle nuances.

And like in the Symphonie Espagnole, Kantorow takes the role of the sensitive accompanist in the final piano concerto by Rossel. Together with the soloist Alain Raës he shows the countless colours of this wonderful music.

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