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Ravel: Orchestral Works, Vol. 6 / Slatkin, Lyon National Orchestra


Release Date: 09/13/2019 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573572  
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Francois DumontJennifer Gilbert
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Composed between 1929 and 1931, Ravel’s two piano concertos reflect his enthusiasm for jazz, though one that was thoroughly absorbed into his own idiom. The Concerto in G major, originally conceived as a Basque rhapsody, is lightly scored but sports a vivacious percussion section, galvanizing motor rhythms and a slow movement of astonishing beauty. The Concerto for the Left Hand, commissioned by Paul Wittgenstein who had lost his right arm in the First World War, is a single movement tour de force, as is Tzigane, a gypsy violin showpiece of dazzling virtuosity. Composed between 1929 and 1931, Ravel’s two piano concertos reflect his enthusiasm for jazz, though one that was thoroughly absorbed into his own idiom. The Concerto in G major, originally conceived as a Basque rhapsody, is lightly scored but sports a vivacious percussion section, galvanizing motor rhythms and a slow movement of astonishing beauty. The Concerto for the Left Hand, commissioned by Paul Wittgenstein who had lost his right arm in the First World War, is a single movement tour de force, as is Tzigane, a gypsy violin showpiece of dazzling virtuosity. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in G major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Francois Dumont (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1931; France 
2.
Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Jennifer Gilbert (Violin)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
3.
Concerto for Piano left hand in D major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Francois Dumont (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1930; France 

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