Pelleas et Melisande   (Inghelbrecht;  Ogeas, Jeannotte, Souzay, Gosselin, Collard)    (2-St Laurent Studio YSL T-285)
Item# OP3084
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Pelleas et Melisande   (Inghelbrecht;  Ogeas, Jeannotte, Souzay, Gosselin, Collard)    (2-St Laurent Studio YSL T-285)
OP3084. Pelléas et Mélisande, Live Performance, 24 Nov., 1955, w.Inghelbrecht Cond. RTF Ensemble; Françoise Ogéas, Jean-Paul Jeannotte, Gérard Souzay, Roger Gosselin, Janine Collard, Jacques Mars, etc. (Canada) 2–St Laurent Studio YSL T-285. [Remarkably vibrant, atmospheric acoustic in this 1955 broadcast]. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. Specially priced.


“Désiré-Emile Inghelbrecht was one of the most prominent French conductors of the first half of the twentieth century and a leading champion of the work of composer Claude Debussy.

He remained closely associated with theater music throughout his conducting career. Two major exceptions came in 1928 to 1932 when he led the Pas de Loup Concerts and after 1934, the year in which he founded the Orchestra National de la Radiodiffusion Française. This orchestra, whose name is sometimes given as the French Radio Orchestra or the O.R.F. (later O.R.T.F. Orchestra), is one of Paris' leading orchestras and the country's premier broadcast orchestra. He had two terms as its musical director, 1934 - 1944 and 1951 - 1958. His theatrical appointments included the Ballets Suédois (or Swedish Ballet, a French group despite its name) (1920 - 1923), the Opéra-Comique (1924 - 1925, 1932 - 1933), the Algiers Opéra (1929 - 1930), and the Paris Opéra (1945 - 1950). Throughout his life, he was regarded as the primary champion of Debussy's opera PÉLLEAS ET MÉLISANDE and his recording of it is recognized as an authentic representation of the style of its original performances. He was also a prolific composer in a style similar to those of Debussy or late Fauré, with subtle, clear orchestration. His best-known composition is LE NURSERY (1905 - 1911), a five-volume piano suite that he also orchestrated.”

- Joseph Stevenson,

“Each of these disks, from Canadian engineer Yves St Laurent… [feature] St Laurent's natural transfer – made without filtering, like all his dubbings – it is easy to listen to, despite the surface noise.”

- Tully Potter, CLASSICAL RECORD QUARTERLY, Summer, 2011