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France - A Musical Tour Of The South Of France

Debussy / Satie / Ravel
Release Date: 01/31/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 2110545  
Composer:  Maurice RavelErik SatieClaude Debussy
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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FRANCE: A Musical Tour of the South of France

The Places
The tour opens with views of the Camargue, the marshy region near Arles with its wild life. Views of the Côte d’Azur are intercut with glimpses of the Munich Glyptothek with its collections of Roman and Greek statuary. Near Arles is the ancient Abbey of Montmajour and the fortified monastery and Abbey on Saint-Honorat, one of the Iles de Lérins. In Arles we see the Roman theatre and necropolis and, at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, the remains of the ancient Gallo-Greek town of Glanum.

The Music
Music for the tour includes Debussy’s evocative Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, two Gymnopédies by Erik
Read more Satie and Ravel’s two suites from his ballet Daphnis et Chloé, followed by his Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 57 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
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Works on This Recording

1.
Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet by Maurice Ravel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
2.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 2, Lent et triste by Erik Satie
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
3.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
4.
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
5.
Daphnis et Chloé: Excerpt(s) by Maurice Ravel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1912; France 

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