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Ravel: L'enfant Et Les Sortileges / Previn, Wyner, Auger, Langridge

Ravel / Previn,Andre / Wyner,Susuan Davenny
Release Date: 04/03/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 48209   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Philippe HuttenlocherJane BerbiéLynda RichardsonJules Bastin,   ... 
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera ChorusLondon Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"It is good to have a CD version of this magic opera. The precision and sense of presence of the EMI digital recording come out the more vividly in the new medium, with subtle textures clarified and voices—including the odd shout—precisely placed. That precision goes well with Previn's performance, which is crisply rhythmic rather than atmospherically poetic. This is L'enfani in the light of day rather than in half-lights, and though with one exception the singing cast is first-rate, including such outstanding singers as Arleen Auger and Philip Langridge, this is a refreshing rather than a magical performance." - Gramophone, September 1985 "It is good to have a CD version of this magic opera. The precision and sense of presence of the EMI digital recording come out the more vividly in the new medium, with subtle textures clarified and voices—including the odd shout—precisely placed. That precision goes well with Previn's performance, which is crisply rhythmic rather than atmospherically poetic. This is L'enfani in the light of day rather than in half-lights, and though with one exception the singing cast is first-rate, including such outstanding singers as Arleen Auger and Philip Langridge, this is a refreshing rather than a magical performance." - Gramophone, September 1985 Read less

Works on This Recording

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L'enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Philippe Huttenlocher (Baritone), Jane Berbié (Soprano), Lynda Richardson (Soprano),
Jules Bastin (Bass), Jocelyne Taillon (Alto), Susan Davenny Wyner (Mezzo Soprano),
Philip Langridge (Tenor), Arleen Augér (Soprano), Linda Finnie (Alto)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1925; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1981 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 44 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: French 

Sound Samples

L'Enfant et les sortilèges: Introduction
L'Enfant et les sortilèges: Votre serviteur humble, Bergère
L'Enfant et les sortilèges: How's your mug
L'Enfant et les sortilèges: Oui, c'est Elle, ta Princess enchantée
L'Enfant et les sortilèges: Deux robinets coulent dans un résevoir
L'Enfant et les sortilèges: Ah! Quelle joie de te retrouver, Jardin!
L'Enfant et les sortilèges: Sauve-toi, sotte! Et la cage? La cage?
L'Enfant et les sortilèges: Ah! C'est l'Enfant au couteau!
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Valses nobles et sentimentales: Moderé - très franc
Valses nobles et sentimentales: Assez lent (avec une expression intense)
Valses nobles et sentimentales: Moderé
Valses nobles et sentimentales: Assez animé
Valses nobles et sentimentales: Presque lent (dans un sentiment intime)
Valses nobles et sentimentales: Vif
Valses nobles et sentimentales: Moins vif
Valses nobles et sentimentales: Epilogue - Lent

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