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Ravel: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1

Lyon National Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin

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1
Alborada del gracioso
Lyon National Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin
7:35
2
Pavane pour une infante defunte (version for orchestra)
Lyon National Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin
6:37
Rapsodie espagnole  
3
I. Prelude a la nuit
Lyon National Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin
4:04
4
II. Malaguena
Lyon National Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin
2:04
5
III. Habanera
Lyon National Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin
2:30
6
IV. Feria
Lyon National Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin
6:26
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7
Piece en forme de habanera (arr. A. Hoeree for violin and orchestra)
Lyon National Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin
3:18
8
Sheherazade, Ouverture de feerie
Lyon National Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin
13:02
9
Menuet antique (version for orchestra)
Lyon National Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin
6:43
10
Bolero
Lyon National Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin
15:18
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    67:37
"The atmosphere is established not merely with confidence but with freshness as well."
- Gramophone

"... one of the finest Boleros currently available ... Naxos, as usual, provides excellent sound reproduction ... strongly recommended."
- Classical.Net

"... these readings project life, interest and colour ... the sound has the presence and clarity that is a must with Ravel ... this is excellent Ravel."
- American Record Guide

"Five Stars ... Slatkin draws a vivid sound from the Lyon players, with a wide range of dynamics and colours ... no one could do more for the early Scheherezade overture ..."
- BBC Music Magazine

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. The programme 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
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded at the Auditorium de Lyon, France, on 2nd and 3rd September, 2011
Produced and engineered by Tim Handley

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