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Songs by Ravel
     

Songs by Ravel

by Gerald Finley, Julius Drake
 
Gerald Finley and Julius Drake continue their award-winning musical explorations with this beautiful and thought-provoking disc. Finley’s lustrous tones, extraordinary gift for characterization, and direct, unaffected utterance make him an ideal and revelatory performer of Ravel’s songs. These works, somewhat under-appreciated in the composer’s oeuvre, demonstrate the

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Gerald Finley and Julius Drake continue their award-winning musical explorations with this beautiful and thought-provoking disc. Finley’s lustrous tones, extraordinary gift for characterization, and direct, unaffected utterance make him an ideal and revelatory performer of Ravel’s songs. These works, somewhat under-appreciated in the composer’s oeuvre, demonstrate the endless variety and vast emotional scope of Ravel’s musical sphere. Charming folk-song settings contrast with the almost surrealist world of Histoires naturelles, which caused outrage at its first performance. In the words of Roger Nichols, who provides the fascinating booklet notes, “From the sepulchral gloom of ‘Un grand sommeil noir’ to the final exclamation ‘Je bois / À la joie,’ Ravel’s songs embrace a whole world.” From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/2009
Label:
Hyperion Uk
UPC:
0034571177281
catalogNumber:
67728

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Tracks

  1. Histoires naturelles, song cycle for voice & piano
  2. Ronsard à son âme, song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  3. Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, song cycle for voice & orchestra (or piano)
  4. Un grand sommeil noir, song for voice & piano
  5. Les Grands Vents venus d'Outre-mer, for voice & piano
  6. Sur l'herbe, for voice & piano
  7. Chants populaires, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra): Chanson française
  8. Chants populaires, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra): Chanson italienne
  9. Chants populaires, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra): Chanson hébraïque
  10. Chants populaires, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra): Chanson écossaise
  11. Noël des jouets, song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  12. Epigrammes de Clément Marot, songs (2) for voice & harpsichord (or piano)
  13. Cinq mélodies populaires grecques, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  14. Deux mélodies hébraïques, for voice & piano (or orchestra)

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