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Berio: Sinfonia - Boulez: Notations I-IV - Ravel: La valse / Morlot, Seattle Symphony


Release Date: 07/20/2018 
Label:  Seattle Symphony   Catalog #: 1018  
Composer:  Luciano BerioPierre BoulezMaurice Ravel
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony OrchestraRoomful of Teeth
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of the popularly cherished notions about musical genius is that its products spring sui generis from the minds of composers. Originality is, to be sure, an important quality in nearly any compositional masterpiece. But as the accumulated trove of Western art music has grown over time, its substance and traditions have provided rich stimulus to composers’ imaginations. Each of the three compositions recorded here entails, among other things, an ingenious transformation of pre-existing musical material or styles. The eight-voice, Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth joins the Seattle Symphony and Ludovic Morlot in an exhilarating live performance of Luciano Berio’s Sinfonia. Morlot paired Berio’s Sinfonia with Boulez’s Read more Notations and Ravel’s La valse, creating a sonic spectrum unlike any other. Hear every stunning detail of this recording in an immaculate 5.1 digital surround sound version engineered by 2017 Grammy winner for Best Surround Sound, Dmitriy Lipay. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sinfonia for Eight Voices and Orchestra by Luciano Berio
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra,  Roomful of Teeth
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968-1969 
2.
Notations (12) for Orchestra: no 1 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945/1978; France 
3.
Notations (12) for Orchestra: no 4 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945/1978; France 
4.
Notations (12) for Orchestra: no 3 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945/1978; France 
5.
Notations (12) for Orchestra: no 2 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945/1978; France 
6.
La valse by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 

Customer Reviews

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 Superb is inadequate August 12, 2018 By Robert C. (Tucson, AZ) See All My Reviews "What a terrific concert - on disc, a delightful adventure in every way: live - one can only imagine what an extraordinary experience it might have been live. Brilliantly performed, powerful and sensuous: above all, musical! Berio enhances Ravel's modernerity, Ravel enhances Berio's lushness. And the Boulez in the middle - breathtaking. Another argument for relocating to Seattle!" Report Abuse
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