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ROUSSEL, A.: Festin de l'araignee (Le) / Padmavati Suites Nos. 1 and 2 (Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Deneve)

Composer(s):Roussel, Albert
Artist(s) Deneve, Stephane, Conductor • Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category BalletOrchestral
Catalogue 8.572243
Label Naxos
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One of Roussel’s most performed orchestral works, The Spider’s Banquet was composed during his earlier impressionistic period, and depicts the beauty and violence of insect life in a garden. Roussel’s experiences as a lieutenant in the French Navy first introduced him to Eastern influences, and the ‘opera-ballet’ Padmâvatî was inspired by his later visit to the ancient city of Chittor in Rajasthan state of western India. It uses aspects of Indian music to evoke this city’s legendary siege by the Mongols. This is the fifth and final volume in Stéphane Denève and the RSNO’s acclaimed survey of Roussel’s orchestral works. “An excellent disc, splendidly and idiomatically performed and a superb

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Review By Dagens Nyheter,November 2012

Roussel började som impressionist, men tonmålandet blev efter hand mörkare, konturerna skarpare. Störst framgång fick han med baletten ”Spindelns gästabud”, som utgör huvudnumret på Stéphane Denèves avslutande utgåva i serien Rousselinspelningar. Det klang- och formsköna framförandet kompletteras med två sviter ur ”balettoperan” ”Padmâvatî”, ett av 1900-talets märligaste musikdramatiska verk. Pianomusiken är än kärvare, och skulle kunna liknas vid Debussy i svartvitt. Emanuele Torquati har fingrarna men inte alltid hjärtat med sig i dessa sällan framförda stycken, där valsen ur ”Spindelns

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Review By Geoff Adams,Otago Daily Times,March 2012

the CD confirms the composer as a great impressionist of the French school, delicately weaving melodies and harmony.

The orchestra under Stephane Deneve performs these stage works in its Naxos series of Roussel discs. It charms with the vibrancy of a light-hearted insect world and more exotic sounds of the quasi-oriental opera…

Highlights: flamboyant entomological cocktail, plus exotic-tinged passions. © 2012 Otago Daily Times Read complete review



Review By Geoff Adams,Otago Daily Times,March 2012

the CD confirms the composer as a great impressionist of the French school, delicately weaving melodies and harmony.

The orchestra under Stephane Deneve performs these stage works in its Naxos series of Roussel discs. It charms with the vibrancy of a light-hearted insect world and more exotic sounds of the quasi-oriental opera…

Highlights: flamboyant entomological cocktail, plus exotic-tinged passions. © 2012 Otago Daily Times Read complete review



Review By Robert Benson,ClassicalCDReview.com,February 2012

Denève and the Scottish Orchestra play very well, and the sound is excellent. © 2012 ClassicalCDReview.com Read complete review








 

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