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Ravel: L'Heure Espagnole - Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

Luca Lombardo, Isabelle Druet, Frédéric Antoun, Marc Barrard, Nicolas Courjal, François Le Roux, Orchestre National de Lyon, Leonard Slatkin

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L'Heure espagnole, M. 52  
1
Introduction
Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
2:29
2
Scene 1: Señor Torquemada, horloger de Tolède? (Ramiro, Torquemada)
Maurice Ravel; Marc Barrard; Luca Lombardo; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
1:55
3
Scene 2: Totor! (Concepción, Torquemada, Ramiro)
Maurice Ravel; Isabelle Druet; Luca Lombardo; Marc Barrard; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
2:05
4
Scene 3: Il reste, voilà bien ma chance! (Concepción, Ramiro, Gonzalve)
Maurice Ravel; Isabelle Druet; Frédéric Antoun; Marc Barrard; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
2:22
5
Scene 4: Il était temps, voici Gonzalve! (Concepción, Gonzalve)
Maurice Ravel; Isabelle Druet; Frédéric Antoun; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
3:05
6
Scene 5: C'est fait, l'horloge est a sa place (Ramiro, Concepción, Gonzalve)
Maurice Ravel; Marc Barrard; Frédéric Antoun; Isabelle Druet; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
1:33
7
Scene 6: Maintenant pas de temps à perdre! (Concepción, Gonzalve)
Maurice Ravel; Isabelle Druet; Frédéric Antoun; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
1:38
8
Scene 7: Salut à la belle horlogère! (Inigo, Concepción)
Maurice Ravel; Nicolas Courjal; Isabelle Druet; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
1:57
9
Scene 8: Voilà!… Et maintenant à l'autre!… (Ramiro, Concepción, Inigo)
Maurice Ravel; Marc Barrard; Isabelle Druet; Nicolas Courjal; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
1:25
10
Scene 9: Evidemment, elle me congédie (Iñigo)
Maurice Ravel; Nicolas Courjal; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
2:03
11
Scene 10: Voilà ce que j'appelle une femme charmante (Ramiro)
Maurice Ravel; Marc Barrard; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
2:04
12
Scene 11: Monsieur, ah! Monsieur! (Concepción, Ramiro)
Maurice Ravel; Isabelle Druet; Marc Barrard; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
0:37
13
Scene 12: Enfin, il part! (Iñigo, Concepción)
Maurice Ravel; Nicolas Courjal; Isabelle Druet; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
3:08
14
Scene 13: Voilà l'objet! Que faut-il que j'en fasse? (Ramiro, Concepción, Iñigo)
Maurice Ravel; Marc Barrard; Isabelle Druet; Nicolas Courjal; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
0:59
15
Scene 14: Ah! vous, n'est-ce pas, preste! (Concepción, Gonzalve)
Maurice Ravel; Isabelle Druet; Frédéric Antoun; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
1:35
16
Scene 15: En dépit de cette inhumaine (Gonzalve)
Maurice Ravel; Frédéric Antoun; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
1:32
17
Scene 16: Voilà ce que j'appelle une femme charmante (Ramiro, Concepción)
Maurice Ravel; Marc Barrard; Isabelle Druet; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
2:52
18
Scene 17: Oh! la pitoyable aventure! (Concepción, Gonzalve)
Maurice Ravel; Isabelle Druet; Frédéric Antoun; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
2:58
19
Scene 18: Voilà!… Et maintenant, Señora, je suis prêt (Ramiro, Concepción)
Maurice Ravel; Marc Barrard; Isabelle Druet; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
1:28
20
Scene 19: Mon oeil anxieux interroge (Iñigo, Gonzalve)
Maurice Ravel; Nicolas Courjal; Frédéric Antoun; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
3:43
21
Scene 20: Il n'est, pour l'horloger, de joie égale (Torquemada, Iñigo, Gonzalve)
Maurice Ravel; Luca Lombardo; Frédéric Antoun; Nicolas Courjal; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
2:15
22
Scene 21: Pardieu, déménageur, vous venez à propos! (Iñigo, Torquemada, Ramiro, Concepción, Gonzalve)
Maurice Ravel; Nicolas Courjal; Frédéric Antoun; Luca Lombardo; Marc Barrard; Isabelle Druet; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
4:45
Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, M. 84  
23
No. 1. Chanson romanesque
Maurice Ravel; François Le Roux; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
2:06
24
No. 2. Chanson épique
Maurice Ravel; François Le Roux; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
3:06
25
No. 3. Chanson à boire
Maurice Ravel; François Le Roux; Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin
2:00
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    55:40
Leonard Slatkin leads the Orchestre National de Lyon and a cast of acclaimed soloists on these selections of Maurice Ravel’s music for the stage, works that are as subtle and expressively poised as can be imagined. On the Spanish-tinged L’Heure espagnole Ravel breathes new life into the Italian genre of the opera buffa, enhancing the comedy in the plot by giving it a gentle human poignancy and poetic presence. Slatkin and his forces unveil the clarity of Ravel’s vocal writing and his signature harmonic magic and luminous orchestration, making this opera a delight for the ear. Don Quichotte à Dulcinée was Ravel’s last composition, imbuing Cervantes’s famous character with aristocratic Spanish swagger as well as a kind of heroic tenderness and vulnerability.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded at the Auditorium Maurice-Ravel, Lyon, France, from 18th to 20th September, 2013
Producer: Quentin Hindley
Engineer: Hugues Deschaux
Editor: Hugues Deschaux
Publisher: Editions Durand & Cie.
Booklet notes: Philip Weller
Cover image by qbanczyk / iStockphoto

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