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Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloe Complete / Munch, Boston Symphony


Release Date: 08/10/1993 
Label:  Rca Victor Living Stereo Catalog #: 61846   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony OrchestraNew England Conservatory ChorusNew England Conservatory Alumni Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Daphnis et Chloé by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  New England Conservatory Chorus,  New England Conservatory Alumni Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1912; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1955 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 54 Minutes 29 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Scene 1: Invocation to the nymphs
Scene 1: Entrance of Daphnis and Chloé
Scene 1: Dance of the young girls around Daphnis
Scene 1: Dorcon's advance to Chloé
Scene 1: Daphnis reasserts his love for Chloé. The Dorcon-Daphnis dance contest for a kiss from Chloé
Scene 1: Dorcon's grotesque dance
Scene 1: The gracious dance of Daphnis
Scene 1: The triumph of Daphnis and the ecstatic union with Chloé
Scene 1: Entrance of the temptress Lyceion and dance of veils
Scene 1: The invasion of the pirates and Daphnis's unsuccessful efforts to save Chloé
Scene 1: Invocation to Pan by the nymphs and the prayer of Daphnis
Scene 2: Interlude
Scene 2: The orgiastic dance of the pirates
Scene 2: Bryaxis orders Chloè to be brought forward and dance
Scene 2: Chloè's dance of supplication
Scene 2: Creatures of Pan appear and frighten the pirates, who flee in terror, leaving Chloè alone with a shining crown
Scene 3: Sunrise, Daphnis prostrate at the grotto of the nymphs
Scene 3: Daphnis and Chloè are reunited
Scene 3: Lammon tells how Pan saved Chloè in memory of his love for the nymph Syrinx. Daphnis and Chloè act out the story.
Scene 3: Pan (Daphnis) fashions a flute from some reeds, on which he declares his love for Syrinx (Chloè)
Scene 3: Abandoning their roles, the lovers embrace and kneel at the altar of the nymphs
Scene 3: Girls dressed as bacchantes enter with tambourines
Scene 3: Young men invade the scene, and joyous tumult prevails in tribute to the triumph of the lovers

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