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Florent Schmitt: Oriane and the Prince of Love

French composer Florent Schmitt at the premiere of his second symphonyphoto:

August 04, 2022

In today's episode, we’ll hear an extraordinary piece of music that just doesn't get played very often. It's a piece that French composer Florent Schmitt wrote for a ballet in Paris in 1933. Conductor JoAnn Falletta leads the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Oriane and the Prince of Love by Florent Schmitt.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Ambroise Thomas: Mignon: Connais-tu le pays?
Sol Gabetta, cello | Prague Philharmonic Orchestra | Charles Olivieri-Munroe, conductor
Album: Cantabile
RCA 35962

Florent Schmitt: Oriane et le Prince d'Amour (Oriane and the Prince of Love)
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

George Enescu: Legende
Ansel Norris, trumpet | Timothy Lovelace, piano
Lakes Area Music Festival, Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd, MN

Camille Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33
Sol Gabetta, cello | Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra | Ryan Bancroft, conductor
Stockholm Concert Hall, Stockholm, Sweden

Hour 2

Eric Ewazen: Concerto for Flute & Chamber Orchestra: III. Adagio
Marya Martin, flute | Paul Polivinick, clarinet | Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra | Charles Neidich, conductor
Album: Orchestral Music & Concertos by Eric Ewazen
Albany Records

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73: Movements 1-2
Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra | Sasha Scolnik-Brower (mvmt 1), Benjamin Manis (mvmt 2), conductors
Aspen Music Festival and School, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO

Elizabeth Brown: Liguria for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano
Marya Martin, flute | Tommaso Lonquich, clarinet | Tessa Lark, violin | Peter Stumpf, cello | Juho Pohjonen, piano
Bridgehampton Chamber Music, Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church  Bridgehampton, NY

Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28
Daniela Liebman, piano
Beaches Fine Arts Series, St. Paul's By The Sea Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, FL