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Ravel: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2: Valses nobles et sentimentales - Gaspard de la nuit - Le tombeau de Couperin - La valse

Orchestre National de Lyon, Leonard Slatkin

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Valses nobles et sentimentales (version for Orchestra)  
1
I. Modéré
Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
1:21
2
II. Assez lent
Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
2:18
3
III. Modéré
Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
1:22
4
IV. Assez animé
Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
1:19
5
V. Presque lent
Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
1:08
6
VI. Assez vif
Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
0:53
7
VII. Moins vif
Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
2:59
8
Épilogue
Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
4:05
Gaspard de la nuit (arr. by M. Constant for Orchestra)  
9
I. Ondine
Marius Constant; Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
6:19
10
II. Le gibet
Marius Constant; Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
4:57
11
III. Scarbo
Marius Constant; Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
10:59
Le tombeau de Couperin (version for Orchestra)  
12
No. 1. Prélude
Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
3:13
13
No. 2. Forlane
Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
5:22
14
No. 3. Menuet
Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
4:27
15
No. 4. Rigaudon
Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
3:10
16
La valse (version for Orchestra)
Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
12:47
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    66:39
"... a performance that’s full of sweep and sparkling colour ... Slatkin and the orchestra play every note with a welcome degree of expression."
- American Record Guide

"Four Stars. This is very clever programming ... a splendidly characterized La valse, the lusciousness and glitter of the opening dance captured as much as the grisly build-up to its final horrifying climax."
- BBC Music Magazine

"... (Slatkin) shows real empathy with this magical repertoire and he draws playing of uncommon composure and contagious application from his scrupulously prepared Lyons band ... sound is commendably truthful and wide-ranging."
- Gramophone

This is the second volume of works by Maurice Ravel from Leonard Slatkin and the Lyon National Orchestra, featuring the composer's Valses nobles et sentimentales, a vivid mixture of atmospheric impressionism, intense expression and modernist wit. Ravel’s fascination with the waltz is further explored in La valse, a mysterious evocation of a vanished imperial epoch.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded at the Auditorium de Lyon, France, on 6th September, 2011 (tracks 1-8), on 28th and 29th November, 2012 (tracks 9-11), on 27th and 28th November, 2012 (tracks 12-15), and on 27th November, 2012 (track 16)
Produced and engineered by Tim Handley
Booklet notes: Keith Anderson
Publisher: Durand & cie. (tracks 9-11)
Cover painting: The Waltz by Joseph Marius Avy (1871-1939)
(Private Collection / Photo © Whitford & Hughes, London, UK / The Bridgeman Art Library)

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