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Like Munch, Jurowski adopts a brisk Allegro and sticks to it.
Sound engineering is quite good, with the children's choir, adult choir, organ and full orchestra of the Oratorio well balanced.
Conductor Vladimir Jurowski exhibits sure command of this material, and clearly has a deep affinity for Honegger's music.
I am not familiar with this composer and this recording is the first example of his music I've heard. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Horace
This is one of the finest 21st Century introductions to a truly accomplished Composer; who came to believe in and had that special
gift for melodic beauty. Read more
All excellent music, performed by good performers, recorded well. Especially for the Christmas Cantata. Read morePublished 5 months ago by kozmikrokker
This is music with which I was totally unaware of before having ordered and listened to it. I'm so glad I did and it marks another big step up in my knowledge of classical music.Published 9 months ago by George W. Crawford
This version of rhe christmas canta is good but duller than my old swiss 33 vinyl recorded by the orchestra de la suisse romande.Published 12 months ago by Ursula Schoeni
Arthur Honegger is sometimes remembered for Pacific 231, a musical locomotive trip. The Pastoral D'ete is melodic
with contrasting sections. This is evocative music. Read more
If you're unfamiliar with Honegger, here is the perfect place to start.
3 masterpieces to delight your ears as well as your soul !
Congratulations Christopher Maltman
This program nicely sums up Honegger's contributions to instrumental and choral music. The "Summer Pastoral" is one of his better curtain-raisers, attractive but with his... Read morePublished on January 31, 2012 by R. Gregory Capaldini
Let's start this review on a positive note. The London Philharmonic is a pretty amazing orchestra. The second piece on this CD is a live performance and for an orchestra to play so... Read morePublished on December 28, 2011 by Mike Maguire