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Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé, Etc / Dutoit, Montreal So


Release Date: 09/14/1999 
Label:  London/Decca Legends Catalog #: 458605   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony OrchestraMontreal Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here is the recording that put Charles Dutoit and the Montreal Symphony on the musical map back in 1980, now reissued in the new 24-bit, Decca Legends series. Although several other fine recordings of Daphnis et Chloé are available, this one is a steal at midprice. Oddly enough, very few of Dutoit's subsequent recordings have been up to the caliber of this one--spirited, stylish, graceful performances in excellent sound. The Introduction perfectly conveys the magical atmosphere of the opening scene, and Part One's "General Dance" is aptly mercurial. The sunrise scene in Part Three, "Lever du Jour", is as gorgeous as anyone could hope for. For the final Bachannale Dutoit foregoes the slow tempo preferred by some conductors, choosing instead Read more to drive the ballet home with a vengeance. And if that's not enough music for you, Decca also includes perfectly serviceable Dutoit/Montreal performances of Pavane pour une infante défunte and La Valse. At 75 minutes, this may well be the best bargain in the catalog for these Ravel orchestral masterpieces. [10/7/1999]

--Barry Guerrero, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Daphnis et Chloé by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1912; France 
2.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Notes: Orchestrated: Maurice Ravel (1910) 
3.
La valse by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 

Sound Samples

Daphnis et Chloé - Ballet en 3 parties (complete) - Première partie: Introduction et danse religieuse
Daphnis et Chloé - Ballet en 3 parties (complete) - Première partie: Scène - Danse générale
Daphnis et Chloé - Ballet en 3 parties (complete) - Première partie: Danse grotesque de Dorcon - Scène
Daphnis et Chloé - Ballet en 3 parties (complete) - Première partie: Danse légère et gracieuse de Daphnis
Daphnis et Chloé - Ballet en 3 parties (complete) - Première partie: Scène - Danse de Lyceion - Scène (Les pirates)
Daphnis et Chloé - Ballet en 3 parties (complete) - Première partie: Scène - Danse lente et mystérieuse
Daphnis et Chloé - Ballet en 3 parties (complete) - Deuxième partie: Introduction
Daphnis et Chloé - Ballet en 3 parties (complete) - Deuxième partie: Danse guerrière
Daphnis et Chloé - Ballet en 3 parties (complete) - Deuxième partie: Scène - Danse suppliante de Chloé
Daphnis et Chloé - Ballet en 3 parties (complete) - Troisième partie: Lever du jour - Scène
Daphnis et Chloé - Ballet en 3 parties (complete) - Troisième partie: Daphnis et Chloé miment l'aventure de Pan et Syrinx
Daphnis et Chloé - Ballet en 3 parties (complete) - Troisième partie: Danse générale
Pavane pour une infante défunte - Orchestral version
La Valse - Choreographic poem, for Orchestra

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