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Pierre Boulez conducts Ravel


Release Date: 11/13/2015 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88875108732   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Philippe EntremontJill GomezJessye NormanJosé van Dam,   ... 
Conductor:  Pierre BoulezEugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York PhilharmonicCamerata SingersCleveland Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A milestone of music making, this 5 CD boxed set collects Maurice Ravel’s lush orchestral oeuvre in a collection of defining performances conducted by Pierre Boulez. A vivid testament to the ineffable incalculable role a conductor fills in any interpretation, ‘Pierre Boulez Conducts Ravel’ includes many of Ravel’s best known compositions along with the valuable addition of less recorded and long out of print gems such as Jessye Norman’s luminous Chansons Madécasses with members of Ensemble InterContemporaín and the Piano Concerto in D major for the Left Hand, played thrillingly here by Phillipe Entremont with an inspired lights out Cleveland Orchestra. Boulez’s prowess with the music of Ravel takes many forms, robust, Read more muscular, capable of great tenderness, inquisitive, insouciant, and this collection of over 5 hours of music allows one to immerse completely within the rich motherlode of genius that was Maurice Ravel. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Menuet antique by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; France 
2.
La valse by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
3.
Daphnis et Chloé by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Singers,  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1912; France 
4.
Ouverture de féerie "Shéhérazade" by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1898; France 
5.
Ma mère l'oye: Suite by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1910; France 
6.
Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
7.
Rapsodie espagnole by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1908; France 
8.
L'éventail de Jeanne: Fanfare by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; France 
9.
Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France 
10.
Miroirs: Une barque sur l'océan by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
11.
Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
12.
Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
13.
Concerto for Piano left hand in D major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Philippe Entremont (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1930; France 
14.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
15.
Poèmes (3) de Stéphane Mallarmé by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Jill Gomez (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Members Of The Bbc Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
16.
Chansons madécasses by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Members of the Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925-1926; France 
17.
Don Quichotte à Dulcinée by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  José van Dam (Voice)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; France 
18.
Mélodies populaires grecques (5) by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  José van Dam (Voice)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1906; France 
19.
Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2 by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra & Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
20.
Concerto for Piano in G major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Philippe Entremont (Piano)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1931; France 
21.
Shéhérazade by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Heather Harper (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 

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