Track 9: L'Enfance du Christ: Le Repos de Sainte Famille / Jean Planel, tenor / Orchestra / Francois Ruhlmann / 1932
Jean Planel (1903-1986). He studied music at the Marseilles Conservatoire, then in Paris. His career was focused upon the Opera-Comique in Paris and as a singer of oratorios.. He directed the Youth Choir of Radio France, for whom he wrote many works. He took part in the first performance of Milhaud's L'Enlevement d'Europe and in performances of Ravel's L'Heure Espagnole conducted by Manuel Rosenthal.
Francois Ruhlmann (1868-19480 began his career playing the oboe in the orchestra of the Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels. In 1905 he settled in Paris where he conducted at both the Opera-Comique and the Paris Opera. He conducted many new work for the stage, by Dukas, Sauguet, Rabaud, Magnard and Milhaud. He was also an early pioneer of the conducting of opera on record.