Holiday Shop


WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Ravel: Orchestral Music / Cluytens, Paris Conservatory Orch


Release Date: 11/17/2009 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 69165   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 14 Mins. 

This title is currently unavailable.



This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Works on This Recording

1.
Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Date of Recording: 1962 
2.
Ma mère l'oye: Suite by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1910; France 
Date of Recording: 1962 
3.
Miroirs: Une barque sur l'océan by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 1962 
4.
Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 1962 
5.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Date of Recording: 1962 
6.
Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France 
Date of Recording: 1962 
7.
Rapsodie espagnole by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1908; France 
Date of Recording: 1962 
8.
La valse by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
Date of Recording: 1962 
9.
Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Date of Recording: 1962 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Masterful Ravel July 20, 2012 By s. swellander (san antonio, TX) See All My Reviews "I've read that Maurice Ravel, a discerning perfectionist, had a particular preference for Andre Cluytens as conductor for his orchestral works. Yet, EMI has dropped this masterful collection from its current catalog, leaving Arkiv to take up the slack. Again, thank God for the folks at Arkiv for doing their part to rescue us from a world of chronic banality.

True, there are plenty of great Ravel recording out there, so life would not be completely banal without Cluytens, but this two disc set remains one of the great Ravel collections. The stereo recordings date back to the sixties, yet sound freshly minted and detailed, perhaps not quite as sumptuously as the digital Boulez on DG, but to my ears more viscerally exciting. Cluytens ran a tight ship, and whipped some lesser known French and Belgian orchestras into high level music making, and never without passion and energy. The Paris Conservatory Orchestra was perfect for this music and could not have recorded it for EMI under a finer leader.

Being a special order Arkiv exclusive, this set is not as inexpensive as most recordings of this vintage, especially in this age of deeply discounted back-catalog box sets. But, even at premium price, this is a great value. The sound is unlikely to disappoint anyone short of the most finicky boutique audiophile (my ears are too old for such nonsense). If you are looking for very good sound and truly great performance, look no further."
Report Abuse
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In