Ronald Corp's now famous Milhaud ballet recordings now reappear on a budget priced Helios disc and they are quite a remarkable bargain. The clarity of orchestral playing, good humour and sheer enjoyment are just three characteristics in the hilariously enjoyable 'Le carnival d'Aix' with its jazzy piano part or the miraculously deft 'L'apotheose de Moliere'. Ronald Corp directs with empathy in the kaleidoscopic 'Le carnival de Londres' whilst the famous 'Le boeuf sur le toit' is also very well handled.
These recordings match Milhaud's own (Turnabout and Vox Box) but the up-to-the-minute sound is obviously a huge bonus.
Copyright © 2004, Gerald Fenech