Paul Paray: The art of the great conductor

Friday, July 29, 2022

Rob Cowan and James Jolly discuss the recorded catalogue of the conductor who re-energised the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Eloquence has just issued two box sets, 'Paul Paray: The Mercury Masters', 45 CDs in all, which gather together the recordings made for Mercury between 1953 and 1962. The French conductor (1886-1979) created a magnificent ensemble during his ten years as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Music Director, and their partnership became one of the cornerstones of the Mercury Living Presence catalogue. Rob Cowan, Gramophone's expert on archive recordings, spoke to James Jolly for this podcast about the recordings. 

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