|Jean Françaix: Music For String Orchestra||Symphonie D’Archets,
Ode Sur ‘La Naissance De Vénus’,
Die Kamelien .
|Sir Georg Solti Chamber Orchestra, Budapest, Kerry Stratton.|
|Jean Françaix (1912–97) has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the happier composers, his Gallic charm and breezy good humour obscuring the superb craftsmanship of his writing. Françaix once observed that ‘I live in exile in my own country and am nourished from abroad’ – Plus ça change, he then might have thought, with this CD presenting an Hungarian ensemble led by a Canadian conductor on a British label, with two first recordings and a rare hearing for one of his more substantial scores.|