Ravel: Bolero, Daphnis et Chloe Suite, etc.

Ravel: Bolero, Daphnis et Chloe Suite, etc.


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Release Date: 11/09/1999
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028946021422
catalogNumber: 460214


  1. Boléro, ballet for orchestra
  2. Miroirs, for piano (or orchestra): Alborada del gracioso
  3. Ma Mère L'oye, ballet, Nos 1-6, complete
  4. Miroirs, for piano (or orchestra): Une barque sur l'océan
  5. Rhapsodie espagnole for orchestra (or 2 pianos)
  6. La valse, poème choréographique for orchestra
  7. Pavane pour une infante défunte, for piano (or orchestra)
  8. Le tombeau de Couperin, for orchestra
  9. Valses (8) nobles et sentimentales, for piano (or orchestra)
  10. Menuet antique, for piano (or orchestra)
  11. Fanfare, for orchestra (for collaborative ballet L'eventail de Jeanne)
  12. Daphnis et Chloé, suite No. 2 for orchestra

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Ravel: Bolero, Daphnis et Chloe Suite, etc. 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Beirut768 More than 1 year ago
October 25, 1990 .... Revisited .............

This recording of Bolero - Espana carries you back in time to eighteenth century Spain.

The interpretation is well set as to make us imagine a soloist or a couple or a combination of four dancers.

The tempo is moderately slow; at time you will be led to think that the dancers are the absolute performers with their castanets' percussion clicking together in complete rhythm with the dance as if conducting the music, the guitars, and the short lyrics.

Ravel, Falla, Rimsky-Korsakoz, and many more (Chopin! not here though) wrote such music for Bolero Dancing; they are the stars of this recording.

Maurice Ravel's (1875-1937) Boléro (premiered in 1928) is one of his most famous works, originally written as a ballet score but here played as a concert piece .

My God!! Falla's Ritual Fire dance (also known as, "fire spinning,") is a group of performance arts or disciplines that involve manipulation of objects on fire, like juggling or baton twirling now transfused in this music giving us a visual picture of rhythmic gymnastics fully molded in musical language.

Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) wrote Scheherazade, Capriccio Espagnol and the Russian Easter Overture. He noted that these three works "show a considerable falling off in the use of contrapuntal A Spanish dance in triple time accompanied by guitar and castanetskind of figuration which sustains the technical interest of my compositions." Only Capriccio Espagnol is shown in this recording but I enjoyed some fifteen minutes of beautiful work.

Anonymous More than 1 year ago