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Massenet: Visions; Brumaire, Phèdre Overtures; Les Érinnyes - Aleksei Kiseliov (cello); Maya Iwabuchi (violin); Poppy Shotts (soprano); Royal Scottish National Orchestra;...
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  1. Ouverture de Brumaire, for orchestra (also piano, 4 hands)
  2. Visions, symphonic poem for orchestra
  3. Espada, suite from the ballet
  4. Les érinnyes, tragedy in 2 acts
  5. Phèdre, incidental music: Overture
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Jules Massenet is known for operas, Manon and Werther above all, but in his own time, he was a popular figure who wrote a good deal of orchestral music and even a piano concerto. The composer stated that he was temperamentally unsuited to symphonic writing, and indeed, most of the music here is dramatic: there are two overtures, a ballet suite, and a set of incidental music, all of which could have been instrumental interludes in operas. These are attractive enough, especially the incidental music Les Érinnyes ("The Furies" ...