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Ravel: Orchestral Music / Tortelier, Ulster Orchestra


Release Date: 10/19/2004 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10251   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Colin StarkCharles MillerStephen RobertsYan Pascal Tortelier,   ... 
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster OrchestraRenaissance SingersBelfast Philharmonic Society Chorus
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

4 discs for the price of 3!

"[T]hese performances leave nothing to the competition, and roundly eclipse many a more illustrious name. Christopher Blake's world-class oboe playing in Le Tombeau de Couperin and the numerous marvelous solo licks in Ma Mère l'oye (one of the two or three finest versions available) reveal an Ulster Orchestra completely at ease with Ravel's virtuoso demands, and Tortelier doesn't make the slightest misstep. He offers stylish, elegant conducting that doesn't stint on excitement where called for . . . ."

"[L]ovely, idiomatic performances, beautifully recorded. . . ."

"First rate sound . . . ."

"[A] glittering,
Read more atmospheric, and finely detailed Rapsodie espagnole . . . ."

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com (from reviews of the original releases)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Rapsodie espagnole by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Colin Stark (English Oboe)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1908; France 
2.
Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Charles Miller (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
Notes: Orchestrated: Ravel 
3.
Don Quichotte à Dulcinée by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Stephen Roberts (Baritone)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; France 
4.
Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Yan Pascal Tortelier (Violin)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
5.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Notes: Orchestrated: Ravel (1910) 
6.
Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
7.
Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Notes: Orchestrated: Ravel (1912) 
8.
Menuet antique by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; France 
Notes: Orchestrated: Ravel (1929) 
9.
Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Christopher Blake (Oboe)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France 
Notes: Orchestrated: Ravel (1919) 
10.
Miroirs: Une barque sur l'océan by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
Notes: Orchestrated: Ravel (1906) 
11.
Ma mère l'oye by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Notes: Orchestrated: Ravel (1911)
Composition written: France (1908 - 1910). 
12.
Shéhérazade by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Linda Finnie (Mezzo Soprano), Colin Fleming (Flute)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
13.
Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Rachel Masters (Harp)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
14.
L'éventail de Jeanne: Fanfare by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; France 
15.
La valse by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
16.
Daphnis et Chloé by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Colin Fleming (Flute)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra,  Renaissance Singers,  Belfast Philharmonic Society Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1912; France 
17.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; France 
Notes: Orchestrated: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Arranger: Yan Pascal Tortelier. 

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