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RAVEL, M.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1 - Alborada del gracioso / Rapsodie espagnole (Lyon National Orchestra, Slatkin)

Composer(s):Ravel, Maurice
Artist(s) Slatkin, Leonard, Conductor • Lyon National OrchestraGilbert, Jennifer, violin
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.572887
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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Ravel orchestrated his piano pieces Alborada del gracioso and Pavane pour une infante défunte to great effect; the former gains in suggestive colour, and the latter evokes nostalgic pathos. Another orchestrated work is the Menuet antique, which is redolent of old French dance forms. Rapsodie espagnole, Ravel’s first major orchestral work, shimmers with expectancy and bursts into Spanish dance rhythms, themes he pursued in Pièce en forme de habanera. His earliest orchestral work, the ‘fairy overture’ Shéhérazade, is all that remains of a planned opera based on The Thousand and One Nights. The famous Boléro, an ‘orchestrated crescendo’ of undimmed power, has proved

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Review By François Laurent,Diapason,


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Review By Santiago Martín Bermúdez,Scherzo,March 2013


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Review By Santiago Martín Bermúdez,Scherzo,March 2013


8.572887_Scherzo_032013_ES.pdf


Review By Santiago Martín Bermúdez,Scherzo,March 2013


8.572887_Scherzo_032013_ES.pdf


Review By Infodad.com,December 2012

Naxos is the most remarkable producer of series in the CD business…Naxos has produced engaging, often fascinating series for decades and is constantly creating new ones or adding to existing ones. Take the new Ravel series featuring Orchestre National de Lyon conducted by Leonard Slatkin. The first volume is a kind of “greatest hits” compilation, containing Alborada del gracioso, Pavane pour une infante défunte, Rapsodie espagnole, and the inevitable Boléro, as well as other works. But because of the way Naxos pulls the CD together, what listeners get is mostly an intriguing compilation of pieces that Ravel originally wrote for piano and then orchestrated. Four of the seven works here…originated as compositions

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