Gergiev: Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé, Boléro, Pavane (24/88 FLAC)
Gergiev: Ravel – Daphnis et Chloé, Boléro, Pavane (24/88 FLAC)

Composer: Maurice Ravel
Performer: London Symphony Chorus
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: LSO
Release: 2010
Size: 1.29 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Daphnis et Chloé
01. I. Introduction et Danse Religieuse
02. II. Les jeunes filles attirent Daphnis – Danse Générale
03. III. Danse grotesque de Dorcon
04. IV. Danse légere et gracieuse de Daphnis – Lyceion danse – Les pirates
05. V. Une lumiere irréelle enveloppe le paysage – Danse lente et mystérieuse
06. VI. Daphnis se prosterne suppliant. Voix, tres lointaines – Animé et tres rude (Danse guerriere) – Bryaxis ordonne d’amener la captive
07. VII. Danse suppliante de Chloé – Bryaxis veut l’entrainer – L’ombre de Pan apparait
08. VIII. Lever du jour – Daphnis cherche pour Chloé et il reve d’elle – Daphnis et Chloé miment l’aventure de Pan et de Syrinx
09. IX. Chloé réapparait
10. X. Animé (Entre un groupe de jeunes filles costumées en bacchantes) – Danse Générale – Danse de Daphnis et Chloé – Danse de Dorcon – Danse finale (Bacchanale)

Pavane pour une infante défunte (version for orchestra)
11. Pavane pour une infante défunte

12. Boléro

Ravel’s ballet Daphnis et Chloé is essentially an extended tone poem, suffused with luscious orchestral colours, portraying the passion of the two protagonists for each other. By contrast, Pavane pour une infante défunte harks back to the simplicity of the eighteenth-century music of Rameau, whilst Boléro is a fiery showpiece, highlighting the Spanish influences that pervade a number of Ravel’s works.

“High voltage, but not high speed. Gergiev doesn’t charge his way through the score. Indeed his measured ‘Introduction et Danse religieuse’ demonstrates his willingness to linger, but there’s drama too. He is aided by superb playing…Boléro has precision and power” (Internetaion Record Review)

“The most striking thing about these fine performances is their seductive combination of tonal warmth and sparkling virtuoso finesse…Gergiev conjures up an intoxicatingly languorous soundworld for Daphnis, fully indulging its glittering palette of orchestral colours” (Classic FM Magazine)

“Those like me who enjoyed this conductor’s Romeo & Juliet will not be disappointed with this new recording… the orchestral detail is impressive throughout… highly recommended” (Fanfare)

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