CD: Historic Performances – Jordan
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande | Armin Jordan | Dame Felicity Lott (Chausson)
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Suite No. 2 from the ballet Bacchus et Ariane, Op. 43
Six épigraphes antiques (orch. Ernest Ansermet)
Poème de l’amour et de la mer
(Recordings: Lucerne, 1988 & 1994)
The performances of the Swiss conductor Armin Jordan are characterised by a soft, supple and richly colourful orchestral sound, flexibility and warmth. He was a master of French repertoire as well as the music tradition of Central Europe, combining both traditions in his very own musical thumbprint. Released here for the first time are live recordings made in Lucerne with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, which experienced a golden era under Jordan’s leadership between 1985 and 1997.
The 28-page booklet is in three languages and richly illustrated and contains a detailed portrait of the conductor by Peter Hagmann.
The Historic Performances CD series presents live concert recordings of influential Festival artists. The sound quality of the original tapes has been painstakingly restored, and each release is accompanied by extensive documentation of its historical as well as artistic significance, together with photos and historical material from the LUCERNE FESTIVAL archive – a history of the Festival in sound.