The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is a familiar name to record collectors. Its founding conductor Ernest Ansermet made over 100 recordings with the orchestra for Decca, mostly of French and Russian repertoire. Ansermet died in 1969, and since then the orchestra has recorded less consistently. They now have a contract with Pentatone, who is releasing a five-disc set celebrating the orchestra’s 2018 centenary, made up of live radio broadcast concerts featuring the chief conductors.

The earliest, from 1943, features...

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