IBERT: Escales / Divertissement / Symphonie marine

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1 Ouverture de fete [Ouverture de fete] 8:28 44.1/16 Album only
2 Symphonie marine [Symphonie marine] 1:16 $1.49 Buy
3 Rome - Palerme (Escales) 5:16 $1.49 Buy
4 Tunis - Nefta (Escales) 2:52 $1.49 Buy
5 Valencia (Escales) 3:37 $1.49 Buy
6 Bacchanale [Bacchanale] 2:04 $1.49 Buy
7 Introduction (Divertissement) 2:06 $1.49 Buy
8 Cortege (Divertissement) 16:00 44.1/16 Album only
9 Nocturne (Divertissement) 14:26 44.1/16 Album only
10 Valse (Divertissement) 7:03 44.1/16 Album only
11 Parade (Divertissement) 2:55 $1.49 Buy
12 Finale (Divertissement) 5:37 $1.49 Buy

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‘I like contrasts’, Ibert was fond of saying. All six works on this CD show his absolute mastery of orchestral writing, each one of quite different form and inspiration. The uproarious Divertissement is Ibert’s most popular work while the highly coloured Escales (Ports of Call), an overnight sensation after its first performance, brings together impressions brought back from a long journey through the Mediterranean. The fiery scherzo, Bacchanale, with its dazzling colours and rhythms is a virtuoso showpiece.

This would appear to be a very welcome issue, for this colorful and fastidious music has much appeal, and there is no other orchestra which has a greater affinity with Ibert's music than the Lamoureux, which actually gave the world premieres of both the Symphonie marine in 1963 under Charles Munch-a posthumous premiere, for Ibert had died the previous year-and Escales under Paul Paray in 1924. - Robert Matthew-Walker, International Record Review, August 2000