ARTHUR HONEGGER (1892-1955): Le Roi David (Lambert Wilson [reciter], Brigitte Fournier [soprano], Felicity Palmer [mezzo], John Elwes [tenor]), La danse des morts (Gilles Cachemaille [baritone], Naoko Okada [soprano], Brigitte Balleys [mezzo], Oers Kisfaludy [reciter], Max Rabinovitch [violin], Nicholas McNair [organ]), Une cantate de Noël [Cachemaille, Susana Olivera Teixeira [soloist], McNair]), Cantique de Pâques for Women's Choir and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 02I010
Description: La danse, a rarely heard oratorio of 1938, was suggested by several "danses macabres" in the Basle city museum (the work uses local traditional tunes and a style which pays tribute to the 18th century). The other works are better-known but the performances are among the best and the couplings are attractive as a group. 2 CDs. French texts. Gulbenkian Foundation Choir and Orchestra; Michel Corboz. Original 1990 and 1991 Cascavelle releases.