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Ravel: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5

André Dussollier, Isabelle Druet, Orchestre National de Lyon, Leonard Slatkin

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Antar (After N. Rimsky-Korsakov)  
1
No. 1. Rimsky-Korsakov: Antar: I. Largo - Le désert n'est pas vide… (narration)
Maurice Ravel; André Dussollier; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
11:09
2
No. 1bis. Ravel: Allegro
Maurice Ravel; André Dussollier; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
0:35
3
En ce temps-là… (narration) - No. 2. Ravel: Cadenza ad libitum
Maurice Ravel; André Dussollier; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
1:39
4
Sa mère, Zébiba… (narration) - No. 3. Ravel: Allegretto
Maurice Ravel; André Dussollier; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
0:53
5
Sa renommée grandissait avec lui… (narration) - No. 5. Ravel: Allargando
Maurice Ravel; André Dussollier; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
0:32
6
No. 6. Rimsky-Korsakov: Antar: IV. Andante amoroso (from letter C) - Un jour, il fut convoqué par son père… (narration)
Maurice Ravel; André Dussollier; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
6:20
7
No. 7. Ravel: Allegretto
Maurice Ravel; André Dussollier; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
1:10
8
Cette bataille… (narration) - No. 8. Ravel: Andante
Maurice Ravel; André Dussollier; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
0:46
9
No. 9. Ravel: Allegro - Ses poèmes l'ont rendu célèbre… (narration)
Maurice Ravel; André Dussollier; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
2:22
10
No. 10. Ravel: Allegro
Maurice Ravel; André Dussollier; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
0:43
11
No. 11. Rimsky-Korsakov: Antar: III. Allegro risoluto alla marcia
Maurice Ravel; André Dussollier; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
5:24
12
C'était une journée en apparence paisible… (narration) - No. 11bis. Ravel: Allegro, rythmé
Maurice Ravel; André Dussollier; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
1:34
13
Antar n'écoutait plus… (narration) - No. 12. Ravel: Allegro moderato
Maurice Ravel; André Dussollier; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
1:59
14
No. 13. Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada, Act III: Scene at Mount Triglav - Puis il y eut encore une bataille… (narration)
Maurice Ravel; André Dussollier; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
7:28
15
En atteignant la plaine… (narration) - No. 14. Rimsky-Korsakov: Antar: II. Allegro
Maurice Ravel; André Dussollier; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
7:31
16
C'était le crépuscule… (narration) - No. 16. Ravel: Andante
Maurice Ravel; André Dussollier; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
3:29
Shéhérazade  
17
No. 1. Asie
Maurice Ravel; Isabelle Druet; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
10:03
18
No. 2. La Flûte enchantée
Maurice Ravel; Isabelle Druet; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
3:05
19
No. 3. L'Indifférent
Maurice Ravel; Isabelle Druet; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
4:06
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    70:48
The impact of Russian and Oriental culture on Ravel’s formative years retained a hold on him throughout his life. His colourfully reorchestrated selections from Rimsky-Korsakov’s symphonic suite Antar, with interpolations of his own music, served as the incidental score for a theatre production. They are heard here in their world premiere, revived and reconstructed alongside a 2014 text by Amin Maalouf that symbolizes the romance and chivalric spirit of the subject matter. Leonard Slatkin conducts the Orchestre National de Lyon on this live performance, recorded in 2014, featuring André Dussolier as the narrator. Ravel’s fascination with the exotic is brought together with Debussy’s influence in the ravishing and enduringly popular song cycle Shéhérazade, also captured live, a showcase for mezzo-soprano Isabelle Druet.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded live at the Auditorium de Lyon, France, June 11 - 14, 2014 (tracks 1 - 16) and September 2 and 3, 2014 (tracks 17 - 19)
Produced, engineered and edited by Jean-Martial Golaz
Assistant engineer: Can Aykal
Publishers: Éditions Alphonse Leduc (tracks 1 - 16), Éditions Durand (tracks 17 - 19)
Booklet notes: Claire Delamarche and Keith Anderson
Cover: Sand Dunes by Tibay (iStockphoto.com)

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