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Ravel: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1 - Rapsodie espagnole - Pavane pour une infante défunte - Boléro

Lyon National Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin

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"... one of the finest Boleros currently available."
- Classical.Net

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Maurice Ravel; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
Pavane pour une infante defunte (version for orchestra)
Maurice Ravel; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
Rapsodie espagnole  
I. Prelude a la nuit
Maurice Ravel; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
II. Malaguena
Maurice Ravel; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
III. Habanera
Maurice Ravel; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
IV. Feria
Maurice Ravel; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
Piece en forme de habanera (arr. A. Hoeree for violin and orchestra)
Maurice Ravel; Arthur Hoeree; Jennifer Gilbert; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
Sheherazade, Ouverture de feerie
Maurice Ravel; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
Menuet antique (version for orchestra)
Maurice Ravel; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
Boléro, M. 81
Maurice Ravel; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    67:37
"… one of the most thrilling works in the orchestral canon ..."
- The Village Voice

"The atmosphere is established not merely with confidence but with freshness as well."
- Gramophone

This album is the first volume in a series of the complete orchestral works of Maurice Ravel, featuring acclaimed American conductor Leonard Slatkin leading the Orchestre National de Lyons. Includes Slatkin's interpretation of one of the most popular works in all of classical music, Bolero, which Ravel himself called an "orchestrated crescendo."

“The music of Maurice Ravel has a special place in my heart. There are those who consider him all craft and little art, but I believe the creative output of this composer ranks with the very greatest of the musical world."
- Leonard Slatkin
352.8 kHz / 24-bit*, 192 kHz / 24-bit*, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz DSD – 2xHD - Naxos Studio Masters

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2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry

This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system.

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