Once Upon A Time - Jean Cocteau & Les Six

Once Upon A Time
Released 18/08/08. Paris 1919. Playwright, novelist, poet, surrealist, filmmaker and self-publicist Jean Cocteau was the literary spokesman for Les Six. With his endorsement, and the inspiration of Erik Satie and fired by the principles of Dada and surrealism, the group, comprising Francis Poulenc, Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, Georges Auric, Germaine Tailleferre and Louis Durey, expressed their irreverence towards the twin spectres of lifeless tradition and bloodless modernism. They embraced the previously forbidden worlds of popular song, 'primitive' music and jazz and in so doing, helped purge the classical music establishment of its deeply ingrained snobbery and pave the way for generations of iconoclasts - in classical, jazz and rock music - still to come. Our edition comprises famous examples of the work of this group of composers who so scandalised twenties Paris Pacific 231, Les Biches, Le Boeuf sur le Toit and La Creation du Monde along with themes from Georges Auric’s scores for Cocteau’s the very influential surrealistic film fantasies; Orphée (Orpheus), La belle et la bête (Beauty and the Beast) and L'aigle à deux têtes (The Eagle has Two Heads)
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Germaine Tailleferre – Overture Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire Conductor : Georges Tzipine / Arthur Honegger - Pacific 231 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor : Hermann Scherchen / Arthur Honegger - Pastorale d'été - Poeme symphonique Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor : Hermann Scherchen / Francis Poulenc - Les Biches Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire Conductor : Roger Désormière / Darius Milhaud - Le Boeuf sur le toit or ‘The Nothing Doing Bar’ Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: Dimitri Mitropoulos / Darius Milhaud - La Création du monde Columbia Chamber Orchestra , Conductor: Leonard Bernstein / Georges Auric – Orphée Conductor : Jacques Météhen / Georges Auric - La Belle et la bête Conductor : Roger Désormière / Georges Auric - L'Aigle à deux têtes, Louis Durey - Le Printemps au Fond de la Mer - Poeme of Cocteau Denise Duval, Soprano Wind Instruments of the Conservatoire Orchestra Conductor : Georges Tzipine
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