Since its creation in 1918, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande has played a leading role in the world of classical music.
To celebrate this first century filled with thousands of concerts, tours around the globe, numerous creations of works and sound recordings from great composers, ten Swiss authors dive into the rich history of the OSR, presenting us with ten original short stories richly illustrated by Frédéric Pajak
Texts Étienne Barilier, Mélanie Chappuis, Eugène, Catherine Fuchs, Blaise Hofmann, Marie-Christine Horn, André Klopmann, Jon Monnard, Christian Vellas, Céline Zufferey
Illustrations Frédéric Pajak
A FESTIVE HISTORICAL DOCUMENT
One Century of Music celebrates the centenary of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. The boxset contains a collection of rare radio recordings that have never been released before, spanning French, German, Russian and twentieth-century repertoire. A unique asset of Premier siècle is the 1943 recording of the musical legend Les Armaillis (1906) by Swiss composer Gustave Doret. The five discs showcase the rich history and musical development of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and contain performances by all its musical directors, from founding father Ernest Ansermet until current musical director Jonathan Nott, including all their intermediate colleagues: Paul Kletzki, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Horst Stein, Armin Jordan, Fabio Luisi, Pinchas Steinberg, Marek Janowski and Neeme Järvi. The box comes with a voluminous, full-colour booklet with texts on the orchestra’s history and the repertoire ‒ presented in English, French and German ‒ as well as unique photos and archival materials.
In collaboration with RTS and music label PentaTone
Realease on November 26th 2018