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Ravel: Orchestral Works / Haitink, Concertgebouw

Ravel / Haitink / Cgb
Release Date: 06/28/2011 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802068   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These performances have been kicking around on so many labels that it’s getting confusing: first Philips, then PentaTone, and now Newton Classics. However, this two-disc set does put all of Haitink’s Ravel orchestral works (excluding concertos) with the Concertgebouw together in a single package. As I mentioned in discussing the PentaTone reissue, the complete Mother Goose ballet and Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2 sound a bit faded however beautifully played, but everything else really is excellent, including Boléro, La Valse, a fabulous Rapsodie espagnole, and a gorgeous Le tombeau de Couperin. The best of these performances belong in every serious Ravel collection.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
These performances have been kicking around on so many labels that it’s getting confusing: first Philips, then PentaTone, and now Newton Classics. However, this two-disc set does put all of Haitink’s Ravel orchestral works (excluding concertos) with the Concertgebouw together in a single package. As I mentioned in discussing the PentaTone reissue, the complete Mother Goose ballet and Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2 sound a bit faded however beautifully played, but everything else really is excellent, including Boléro, La Valse, a fabulous Rapsodie espagnole, and a gorgeous Le tombeau de Couperin. The best of these performances belong in every serious Ravel collection.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
2. Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
3. Rapsodie espagnole by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1908; France 
4. La valse by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
5. Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
6. Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
7. Menuet antique by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; France 
8. Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France 
9. Ma mère l'oye by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
10. Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2 by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 

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