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Ravel: Orchestral Works, Vol. 4 - Daphnis et Chloe / Slatkin, Spirito, Lyon National Orchestra


Release Date: 01/13/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573545   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National OrchestraSpirito
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Composed for Sergey Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, Ravel’s ‘symphonie chorégraphique’ Daphnis et Chloé is based on a classical Greco-Roman love story set on the island of Lesbos. He described the work as ‘a vast musical fresco’, and with its extraordinarily passionate music, lush harmonies and orchestration, is considered both his masterpiece and the epitome of Impressionism in music. Orchestrated from the third of his Miroirs for piano, Ravel’s Une barque sur l’océan is an evocative portrayal of the ever-changing moods of the sea. Composed for Sergey Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, Ravel’s ‘symphonie chorégraphique’ Daphnis et Chloé is based on a classical Greco-Roman love story set on the island of Lesbos. He described the work as ‘a vast musical fresco’, and with its extraordinarily passionate music, lush harmonies and orchestration, is considered both his masterpiece and the epitome of Impressionism in music. Orchestrated from the third of his Miroirs for piano, Ravel’s Une barque sur l’océan is an evocative portrayal of the ever-changing moods of the sea. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Daphnis et Chloé by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra,  Spirito
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1912; France 
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Miroirs: Une barque sur l'océan by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 

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