ALOŸS FORNEROD (1890-1965): Le Voyage de Printemps, Op. 28, Concerto for Chamber Orchestra No. 2, Op. 35, JEAN BALISSAT (1936-2007): Intermezzo, FABIO MAFFEI (b.1968): Le Petit Prince, LAURENT METTRAUX (b.1970): Symphony No. 1 for Chamber Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 12L005
Description: We've met Fornerod before (an out-of-print three-disc Cascavelle set some years ago) and his 29-minute share of this disc is in the same delightful, colorful and lucid Ravellian idiom; Mettraux' 18-minute symphony is a dark, tragic piece whose personality might have represented the dark years of the late 1930s rather than 1992 when it was written while Maffei's ten-movement, 22-minute piece portrays several incidents from St. Exupéry's famous book in a simple, communicative and very approachable style. Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Emmanuel Siffert.