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  Paul Paray Live CDs $5.00 each
Together with Pierre Monteux and Charles Munch, Paul Paray was one of the three greatest French conductors of the 20th Century.
Paul Paray was born on May 24, 1886 in Le Triport.
Paul Paray stato riguardato maggio 24, 1886 in Le Triport.
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 Paul Paray
Paul Paray disait volontiers que " toute musique digne de ce nom doit pouvoir être chantée ", et ce n’est pas un hasard si ses compositions privilégient la mélodie.
Paul Paray porté en triomphe après la proclamation du résultat du Concours de Rome, le 30 juin 1911.
Paul Paray se donne alors avec ardeur à son travail d’interprète.
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  Biography of Paul Paray   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Paul Paray (born Le Tréport, May 24, 1886 - died Monte Carlo, October 10, 1979) was a French conductor and composer.
Later, Paul Paray went to Rouen to study music with the abbots Bourgeois and Bourdon, and organ with Haelling.
In 1931 he wrote the Mass for the 500th Anniversary of the Death of Joan of Arc, which was premiered at the cathedral in Rouen to commemorate the quincentennary of Joan of Arc's martyr death.
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 Paul Paray - A Frenchman in Detroit
In early 1953, Paray and the DSO cut their first records for Mercury, which had startled the hi-fi world in 1951 with the unprecedented clarity and musicality of an acclaimed series of albums using a single microphone and no equalization, filtering, mixing or compression.
Paray brought to all his work the highest achievement in any art, whether acting, painting or music –; from careful preparation, constant revision and grueling work emerges something natural, accessible and inviting.
Paray’s extraordinary efforts to transform the Detroit Symphony into the world’s greatest French orchestra created a preserve for a dying tradition of which he was a final ambassador in an astoundingly unlikely place as geographically and culturally distant from its source as possible.
www.classicalnotes.net /columns/paray.html   (3647 words)

  
 Paul Paray Live CDs $5.00 each
Together with Pierre Monteux and Charles Munch, Paul Paray was one of the three greatest French conductors of the 20th Century.
Paul Paray was born on May 24, 1886 in Le Triport.
Paul Paray stato riguardato maggio 24, 1886 in Le Triport.
www.musicinthemail.com /classicalconducting/paray.html   (869 words)

  
 Paul Paray - Salon.com
The name of Paul Paray is not likely to ring a lot of bells outside of Detroit, where he led the local orchestra between 1952 and 1963.
In the case of Paul Paray, you are always on the verge of asking yourself that question, but before you can ask it, you are already coming up with a couple of answers.
Paul Festa is the author of disciplineandpublish.com and a frequent Salon contributor.
dir.salon.com /story/ent/music/review/1997/10/22/paray   (457 words)

  
 THE CHAMBER MUSIC OF PAUL PARAY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Paray's chamber music consists of two sonatas; one for violin and piano and another for cello and piano; a string quartet; a piano trio (lost); and three miniatures for violin and piano.
Paray's String Quartet was composed during his confinement at Darmstadt where he had been taken as a prisoner in World War I. The String Quartet is dedicated to Lucien Capet, author of the important treatise, La Technique do l'archet.
Nadine Deleury, cellist, was born in Arras, France, near Paul Paray's native cit of Le Tréport.
www.assumptiongrotto.com /production/chamber_music.htm   (659 words)

  
 The Mono Maven Listens To Mercury Living Presence Vinyl LP Releases, Volume 1. Review By Leonard Norwitz
Paul Paray was born in France in 1886 and studied music, composition and, significantly, the organ.
Paul Paray's reputation as the chef de musique Francaise emerges from his attention to the rhythmic life of the music.
Paul Paray made quite a number stereo recordings for Mercury, several of which have achieved audiophile collectible status and have also received the full 180 gram reissue treatment.
www.enjoythemusic.com /magazine/music/0106/classical/mono.htm   (1908 words)

  
 RECORDINGS OF PAUL PARAY
Paul Paray was born in the small village of Le Tréport, Normandy and first taught by his father, who was an organist.
Paul Paray's Mercury Living Presence recording sessions produced some of the most enduring readings of Ravel, Debussy and Chabrier standards we are ever likely to hear.
At their considerable best, the recordings of Paul Paray combine a lucid understanding of style, crystal-clear and precise execution (abetted, in the case of the DSO, by a fine body of musicians) and allowance for individual expressiveness permitted by all great conductors who trusted their players.
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 Amazon.ca: Schumann: the Four Sympho: Music: Robert Schumann,Paul Paray,Detroit Symphony Orchestra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Paray's Schumann is characterized by swift tempos, flowing slow movements, carefully judged instrumental balances, and rhythmic precision--attributes associated with the French school of which he was an outstanding exemplar.
Paray's legacy at the forefront in Schumann, Jun 2 1999
Paray's long-awaited set is the choice from all standpoints and isn't likely to be bettered anytime soon.
www.amazon.ca /Schumann-Four-Sympho-Paul-Paray/dp/B00000IIX6   (1415 words)

  
 Grotto Productions
Paul Paray was a prodigious composer in his youth.
Paray's piano music is distinctively his own, even though it employs harmonic and melodic styles of his time.
Paray's last work was his Second Symphony in 1939, after which time he devoted himself to conducting orchestras around the world.
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 CD Baby: PAUL PARAY: Affairs of the Heart
Paray's poetic impetus is given free rein in his exquisite melodies, distinguished by sobriety of expression, crystaline exegesis of the text, an appealing lyricism, and immunity from orientalism, modernity, Wagnerianism and its reactionary movements.
The renowned French conductor and composer, Paul Paray, was born in 1886 in Le Tréport.
Paray left an all too small but diverse corpus of works that includes three symphonies, a Fantasy for piano and orchestra, a Mass, an oratorio, a ballet, cantatas, chamber music, sonatas, piano pieces, and some choral music.
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 Salon | Sharps and Flats
name of Paul Paray is not likely to ring a lot of bells outside of Detroit, where he led the local orchestra between 1952 and 1963.
But just as Paul Paray was not quite as artistically reclusive as Dickinson, nor was he as gifted.
In the case of Paul Paray, you are always on the verge of asking yourself that question, but before you can ask it, you are already coming up with a couple of answers.
www.salon.com /music/sharps/1997/10/22paray.html   (447 words)

  
 CD Baby: PAUL PARAY: Sonatas String Quartet
Paray's chamber music consists of two sonatas; one for violin and piano and another for cello and piano; a string quartet; a piano trio (lost); and three miniatures for violin and piano.
Paray's String Quartet was composed during his confinement at Darmstadt where he had been taken as a prisoner in World War I. The String Quartet is dedicated to Lucien Capet, author of the important treatise, La Technique do l'archet.
Nadine Deleury, cellist, was born in Arras, France, near Paul Paray's native cit of Le Tréport.
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 Paul Paray - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paul Paray (born Le Tréport, May 24, 1886 - died Monte Carlo, October 10, 1979) was a French conductor, organist and composer.
Paray had built the Detroit Symphony into one of the finest French orchestras in the world, and understood the particular requirements of the work in a unique way.
Marcel Dupré, his friend and fellow student from childhood, was organist for the session.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paul_Paray   (470 words)

  
 ttgapers store - USA - Chabrier: España, rhapsody; Bourrée fantasque - Philips - Product Details :: ttgapers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Paray may in most minds take the "Ruban en Bleu" But Jarvi by no means is a Slouch in conducting the "Polonaise" but again, i stress, they achieve a high level of satisfaction in the work on two completely different levels.
The bon vivant that was Paul Paray understood that to keep good dinner conversation going you have to move things along, keep up your end of the chatter, and keep it light and elegant.
Paray's is THE Chabrier disc...and the Roussel, thrown in at no extra charge, proves a perfect digestive for an elegant and jovial dinner.
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 Paul Paray
Paul Paray (May 24, 1886 - October 10, 1979) was a French conductor and composer.
He spent the latter part of his life in the USA working with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
His compositions include his Joan of Arc Mass, and several symphonies.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pa/Paul_Paray.html   (53 words)

  
 Paray, Dupré, Mercury
He and Paray seem to have been determined that the organ could be heard and even felt, even in the continuo section.
The fact that the Paray is behind to the Telarc/Ormandy and EMI/Prêtre overall has more to do with the actual recording venue than with technical matters.
The Paray was recorded in the Ford Auditorium, since destroyed because of ugly acoustics and deservedly so, according to most.
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 Amazon.com: Paul Paray Conducts Dances of Death: Music: Franz Liszt,Camille Saint-Saens,Florent Schmitt,Richard ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Paul Paray and his Detroit Symphony Orchestra were top exponents of a variety of classical music in the post-World War II Era.
In this album, Paray creatively compiles fatalistic music- that is music in which death or tragedy is mixed with the art of dancing.
If you read transcripts from Paray's rehearsals, the mystery only deepens as to what it was that he did to get such inordinately extraordinary results, such as this program demonstrates.
www.amazon.com /Paul-Paray-Conducts-Dances-Death/dp/B0000057M8   (1333 words)

  
 Paul Paray: Joan of Arc Mass/Symphony No.1, Wuthering Heights: A Tribute to Alfred Newman
Paray is best remembered for his tenure at the helm of the Detroit Symphony during the heyday of Mercury records (1952-63), to which he contributed some classic recordings, especially in the modern French repertoire.
Though he lived (and conducted) to a venerable 93, Paray did not have the satisfaction of seeing his compositions taken up by other conductors during his lifetime.
Paul's performance is obviously a labour of love (he vowed to one day conduct it after a first cathartic exposure to the work in boyhood.) Orchestra and chorus are admirable, the recording lush yet spacious.
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 PAUL PARAY/JOAN OF ARC MASS,SYM #1 HDCD - elusivedisc
PAUL PARAY/JOAN OF ARC MASS,SYM #1 HDCD - elusivedisc
Paul Paray was best-known as the long-time Music Director of the Detroit Symphony, but he was also a multiple-prize-winning composer.
Conductor James Paul and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Chorus, with an international roster of star soloists, have brought a renewed vigor to these neglected masterpieces.
www.elusivedisc.com /prodinfo.asp?number=RR-78CD   (142 words)

  
 Classical Net Review - Paul Paray conducts French Orchestral Music
Paul Paray was always well known for his mercurial interpretations of French music and this five-disc set contains a veritable feast of works for all those Francophiles who remember this great conductor.
Paray was always a fine interpreter of Lalo and his readings of the 'Roi d'Ys' and 'Namouna' Ballet Suite are models of their kind with recordings that contain just the faintest hints of distortion.
Definitely one of the finest sets in the recorded history of Mercury, Paul Paray's collection of French music is a must for any serious Francophile.
www.classical.net /music/recs/reviews/m/mrc75626a.html   (397 words)

  
 Four Cranks With Opinions: Paray's Chabrier on Mercury Living Presence: Lookin' for fun and feelin' groovies
The justifiably famous early stereo recording of Paul Paray conducting French music including Chabrier's Espana has been issued by Universal in their Mercury Living Presence SACD series.
Paray's Espana is also one of the LP's released by Classic Records, a company that specializes in high-quality audiophile reissues of classical and jazz material primarily of the 1950's and '60s.
Paray was of course Mercury's "French specialist," and while I generally prefer RCA's Charles Munch in the same repertoire, Paray could at times be the more energetic and (superficially) exciting conductor.
fourcranks.blogspot.com /2005/01/parays-chabrier-on-mercury-living.html   (666 words)

  
 Paul Paray - A Tribute
His father was a sculptor working in ivory who, during the summer season, conducted an orchestra and who introduced his son to the great choral works by: Gabrreli, Palestrina, Schutz, Vittoria, Berliaz (I'Enfance du Christ), and Mendelssohn (Eliiah), and to the numerous cantatas written by Johann Sebastian Bach.
In 1947, Paul Paray conducted in Vienna before returning to the United States where he conducted the best-known orchestras.
Paul Paray began recording his first stereophonic records in November of 1955, and the next year he inaugurated the Henry and Edsel Ford Auditorium.
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 Paul Paray, The Concert Hall Recordings = LISZT: Mephisto Waltz; Les Preludes; Mazeppa; SAINT-SAENS: Dance Macabre; Le ...
Monte Carlo, however, was Paray’s first home, especially after his tenure with the Municipal Orchestra and his work at Concerts Colonne.
What is compelling about these Concert Hall discs, despite their often fatuous or missing recording data, are the intensity of sound and orchestral projection Paray elicits from his players.
Paray favors those little hints of pesant phrasing and dynamics that add a girth that too many other interpreters pass over glibly.
www.audaud.com /article.php?ArticleID=704   (590 words)

  
 Castle Classics Paray, Paul (French 1886-1979)
The String Symphony was originally composed as a string quartet by Paray when he was a prisoner in Darmstadt during World War I. The complex, but tonal music may reflect the anguish and spiritual turmoil he experienced at the time of writing.
P Paray: The Works of Paul Paray - The Oratorios - Jeanne d'Arc (1913) (Joan of Arc) Pastorale de Noël (1904) (A Christmas Pastoral) - Assumption Grotto orchestra; Eduard Perrone, conductor
P Paray: "Affairs of the Heart" - Melodies with orchestra - Melodies with piano/Sacred songs with organ -; Ruth Lapeyre, soprano; Eduard Perrone, conductor, piano & organ
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 Amazon.ca: Paul Paray Conducts Dances of Death: Music: Franz Liszt,Carl Maria von Weber,Camille Saint-Saens,Richard ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Paul Paray built literally to Detroit Symphony, elevating his average performances in a real triumph.
Everything sounds fresh, the orchestral execution is so astonishingly accomplished that it is no wonder Le Mousnier in his bio of Paray draws telling parallels with Toscanini.
If you read transcripts from Paray's rehearsals, the mystery only deepens as to what it was that he did to get such inordinately extraordinary results, such as this program demonstrates.
www.amazon.ca /Paul-Paray-Conducts-Dances-Death/dp/B0000057M8   (1079 words)

  
 PARAY - JOAN OF ARC MASS - SYM 1 - Musicdirect
Paul Paray was best-known as the long-time Music Director of the Detroit Symphony, but he was also amultiple-prize-winning composer.
ConductorJames Paul and the Royal Scottish NationalOrchestra and Chorus, with an internationalroster of star soloists, have brought a renewedvigor to these neglected masterpieces.
PARAY: Mass for the 500th Anniversary of the Death ofJoan of Arc; Symphony No. 1 in C
www.musicdirect.com /products/detail.asp?sku=CRR78   (141 words)

  
 Paul Paray : CD à écouter
Paul Paray / Maurice Ravel / Monique Haas
Paul Paray / Arthur Grumiaux / Ernest Chausson...
Paul Paray / Camille Saint-Saëns / Franz Liszt...
www.musicme.com /artistes/Paul_Paray   (241 words)

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