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SCHMITT, F.: Tragedie de Salome (La) / FRANCK, C.: Symphony in D minor (Metropolitan Orchestra, Nezet-Seguin)

Composer(s):Franck, CesarSchmitt, Florent
Artist(s) Nezet-Seguin, Yannick, Conductor • Metropolitan Orchestra
Period(s) 20th CenturyRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue ACD22647
Label ATMA Classique
Quality   320kbps
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Franck symphony, Schmitt Salome, Orchestre Metropolitain, Yannick Nezet-Seguin
Review By EW90580,March 2011

Some conductors rise slowly to fame; some, like the young French-Canadian Yannick Nezet-Seguin, ascend like rockets. Beginning with his conductorship of Montreal's Orchestre Metropolitain in 2000, he rose quickly to international fame, and will take up his position in September, 2012 as conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Listening to this new CD from ATMA, it's not hard to see why he has risen to stardom. Under his direction, the Orchestre Metropolitain performs splendidly, and the recording is crystal clear. Both works on this CD are by composers of the late-Romantic period, but the coupling is unusual. Despite his German-sounding name Florent Schmitt (who should not be confused with the Austrian composer Joseph Schmidt) was French. Today, his music is rarely more....


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