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RAVEL: Daphnis and Chloe

Composer(s):Ravel, Maurice
Artist(s) Bordeaux Opera Chorus, Choir • Petitgirard, Laurent, Conductor • Bordeaux Aquitaine National Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Ballet
Catalogue 8.570075
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Daphnis et Chloe, generally regarded as Ravel's masterpiece, is one of the numerous important scores that owe their existence to the famous ballet impresario Sergey Diaghilev, who commissioned new works for his Paris-based troupe. Almost an hour long, Daphnis et Chloe is Ravel's longest work. The music, some of the composer's most passionate, has extraordinarily lush harmonies typical of the impressionist movement. Its diaphanous and intricate orchestration serves to tell the tale of the two lovers in what the composer describes as a 'vast musical fresco ... faithful to the Greece of my dreams'.


Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

This most magical of scores has inspired some great recording is competitive. It lacks the absolute refinement of the very best and it does not match in terms of heady atmosphere Munch’s intoxicating account (still the best). Nevertheless, it is very well characterized and individual, generating good, earthly excitement in the right places. The recording is wide-ranging and vivid, if not as sumptuous as the best.

Review By ,Scherzo,May 2007



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