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Ravel: Daphnis & Chloe / Abdullah, Sinfonieorchester Aachen


Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  Coviello Classics   Catalog #: 91722  
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Kazem Abdullah
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aachen Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Daphnis and Chloe was commissioned in 1910 by Sergey Diaghilev, head of the Ballets Russes in Paris, one of the most innovative dance companies. Like Ravel, Diaghilev also strived for new aesthetics, therefore it was no surprise that Ravel promised to compose the music for Diaghilev‘s newest ballet. Unfortunately it took a while before the work was seen on stage because Diaghilev and his choreograhper had a fight. The Sinfonieorchester Aachen under Kazem Abdullah show us that the music can stand for itself and is indeed one of the masterpieces of Ravel. The Sinfonieorchester Aachen is the concert and opera orchestra of the Theater Aachen. It consists of about 70 musicians and performs about 140 concerts annually. The regular symphony Read more concerts take place in the Eurogress Aachen. Kazen Abdullah has led the ensemble since August 2012. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Daphnis et Chloé by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Kazem Abdullah
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aachen Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1912; France 

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