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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:  Warner 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

1.
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 
2.
Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
3.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 

Sound Samples

L'Enfant et les sortilèges (2000 Digital Remaster): Introduction
L'Enfant et les sortilèges (2000 Digital Remaster): Votre serviteur humble, Bergère
L'Enfant et les sortilèges (2000 Digital Remaster): How's your mug
L'Enfant et les sortilèges (2000 Digital Remaster): Oui, c'est Elle, ta Princess enchantée
L'Enfant et les sortilèges (2000 Digital Remaster): Deux robinets coulent dans un résevoir
L'Enfant et les sortilèges (2000 Digital Remaster): Ah! Quelle joie de te retrouver, Jardin!
L'Enfant et les sortilèges (2000 Digital Remaster): Sauve-toi, sotte! Et la cage? La cage?
L'Enfant et les sortilèges (2000 Digital Remaster): Ah! C'est l'Enfant au couteau!
Pavane pour une infante défunte (2000 Digital Remaster): Pavane pour une infante défunte
Valses nobles et sentimentales (2000 Digital Remaster): Moderé - très franc
Valses nobles et sentimentales (2000 Digital Remaster): Assez lent (avec une expression intense)
Valses nobles et sentimentales (2000 Digital Remaster): Moderé
Valses nobles et sentimentales (2000 Digital Remaster): Assez animé
Valses nobles et sentimentales (2000 Digital Remaster): Presque lent (dans un sentiment intime)
Valses nobles et sentimentales (2000 Digital Remaster): Vif
Valses nobles et sentimentales (2000 Digital Remaster): Moins vif
Valses nobles et sentimentales (2000 Digital Remaster): Epilogue - Lent

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