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Ravel: Ma Mère L'oye, Etc / Nagano, Opera National De Lyon


Release Date: 01/28/1997 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 14331   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The works on this disc are unified by the fact that each was originally composed for the piano. But the real stars of the recording are the wind players of the Lyon National Opera Orchestra, who excel themselves in passages such as the central section of the Rigaudon of Le tombeau – its hint of Eastern promise here accentuated by their delicious phrasing and articulation – and in the carefully balanced chords of the Prélude and Pavane of Mother Goose, plus a marvellously bestial contrabassoon Beast in ‘Les entretiens de la belle et de la bête’. Other highlights here are the sharp edge of nightmare in Une barque sur l’océan; the rhythmically crisp flamboyance of Alborada; and the Tombeau’s Prélude is full of fresh Read more air.

-- Jessica Duchen, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Ma mère l'oye by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Notes: Orchestrated: Maurice Ravel (1911)
Composition written: France (1908 - 1910). 
2. Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France 
Notes: Orchestrated: Maurice Ravel (1919) 
3. Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Notes: Orchestrated: Maurice Ravel (1910) 
4. Miroirs: Une barque sur l'océan by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
Notes: Orchestrated: Maurice Ravel 
5. Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
Notes: Orchestrated: Maurice Ravel 

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