- Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
- Conductor: Armin Jordan
- Composer: Paul Dukas
- Audio CD (16 Sept. 2002)
- SPARS Code: DDD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Erato
- ASIN: B00006I4AX
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,417 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice, La Peri, Symphony in C
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Top Customer Reviews
'la Peri' is a relatively new find for me and it really is stunningly beautiful work, while the 3 movement symphony is a masterpiece by any standards with a passionately moving slow movement. I am not sure why some reviewers seem to have a need to make references or comparisons with Beethoven in order to suggest that without this influence much subsequent music would lack gravitas or significance. For me, the vast majority of late Romantic music such as can be found here, moves us into musical territory that Beethoven and his contemporaries could not possibly have conceived.
Highly recommended without hesitation!
The reception of my first order of this CD needed to be returned as the case was damaged and the surface of the disc contained blemishes. I received a second CD without being asked to pay for it (complimentary in view of the very less than satisfactory first issue ). Unfortunately, both deliveries were less than the "brand new" description of the seller.
This situation is occurring more frequently than would be expected. Is it a matter of CD's that are being returned to the seller by less than satisfied customers only for the same CD's to be incorrectly re-labelled as "new" and sent out once again - with no seal and with damaged cases due to repeated packaging and delivery? If so, then it should not be happening and will render the reputation of such sellers as irresponsible and opportunistic, irrespective of the cost of the product.
Rather than repeat the process undertaken with the first reception of the CD, I decided to thoroughly clean the surface of the complimentary CD with a commercial CD cleaner and replace the case with a new one of my own. Fortunately, after cleaning, the disc, a re-issue of what was one of the first accounts of the "Dukas symphony" and the symphonic poem, "La Peri", played very well on all accounts. The CD is, in fact , a real bargain (where and when there are no blemishes!).
The recording comes in a new transfer from 1985 and is clear and atmospheric. The "Symphony in C" should be better known than it seemingly is (very few current recordings of the same are available). It has vitality and conviction.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beware - this is NOT a CD. It cannot be ripped to a NAS streamer or played on a computer expecting CD red book standards. Read morePublished on 16 Jun. 2015 by Amazon Customer
This collection is very good quality and has sound performances for a budget buy. Maybe a little more sensitivity could have been achieved but, overall, 8 out of 10.Published on 20 Feb. 2013 by Bill James
While I bought this for THE SCORCERER'S APPRENTICE, I actually like the other pieces much better. Having never heard LE PERI, I now find it to be my favourite. Read morePublished on 5 Feb. 2010 by William the Almost Great