Ravel: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 / Slatkin, Orchestre National De Lyon

Release Date: 11/13/2012
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8572887
Composer: Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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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 one of the most popular works in all classical music.
Works on This Recording
1. Ouverture de féerie "Shéhérazade" by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1898 ; France
2. Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; France
3. Rapsodie espagnole by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1907-1908 ; France
4. Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1899 ; France
5. Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1904-1905 ; France
6. Menuet antique by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1895 ; France
7. Pièce en forme de Habañera by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1907 ; France
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