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Ravel: Complete Works For Orchestra, Vol 2 / Skrowaczewski


Release Date: 11/04/1992 
Label:  Vox Box Catalog #: 5032   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Abbey Simon
Conductor:  Louis de FromentStanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony OrchestraMinnesota Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 1 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Skrowaczewski’s four-LP Vox Box presenting Ravel’s complete orchestral music was released in 1975, well into his nearly 20-year tenure as music director of the Minnesota Orchestra... The conductor is an effective Ravel interpreter, offering carefully shaped and considered performances, and always giving full measure to the wonders of the orchestration... Skrowaczewski’s La valse manifests plenty of tempo flexibility without losing a constant feel for the triple meter, even if there’s not the last word in giddy, choreographic sweep. Best on this disc is the Daphnis and Chloé Suite. The opening is stunningly atmospheric, and the flute solo is beautifully shaded, growing organically in excitement. A surging, headlong “General Dance” Read more closes out a very successful program...

-- Andrew Quint, FANFARE [7/2004]
reviewing La Valse and the Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2 previously reissued as Mobile Fidelity 4002
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano left hand in D major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Abbey Simon (Piano)
Conductor:  Louis de Froment
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1930; France 
Length: 18 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2. Ma mère l'oye by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Length: 29 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Ravel (1911) 
3. La valse by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
Length: 12 Minutes 26 Secs. 
4. Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 1 by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
5. Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2 by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Length: 30 Minutes 47 Secs. 
6. L'éventail de Jeanne: Fanfare by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
7. Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France 
Length: 18 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Ravel (1919) 
8. Miroirs: Une barque sur l'océan by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
Length: 7 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Ravel 

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