Ravel: Complete Orchestral Works

Ravel: Complete Orchestral Works

by Claudio Abbado


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Product Details

Release Date: 06/11/2002
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028946935422
catalogNumber: 469354
Rank: 92340


  1. Boléro, ballet for orchestra (or piano)
  2. Rhapsodie espagnole for orchestra (or 2 pianos)
  3. Ma mère l'oye, ballet for orchestra
  4. Daphnis et Chloé, ballet for orchestra
  5. Valses nobles et sentimentales for piano (or orchestra)
  6. Le tombeau de Couperin, for orchestra
  7. Alborada del Gracioso, for orchestra
  8. Shéhérazade--Fairy Overture, for orchestra (or 2 pianos)
  9. Menuet antique, for piano (or orchestra)
  10. Une barque sur l'océan, for orchestra
  11. Fanfare, for orchestra (for collaborative ballet L'eventail de Jeanne): Allegro moderato
  12. La valse, poème choréographique for orchestra (or piano)

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Ravel: Complete Orchestral Works 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This three CD set is not recommended for Ravel fans who enjoy a well balanced, planned out, and sensual interpretation of Ravel's music. Claudio Abbado does not have the ear for the delicate balance of Ravel's fragile orchestration as the "Daphnis et Chloe," "Ma Mere l'Oye," and "Rapsodie Espagnole" on this recording display. Abbado's "Bolero" is devoid of sensuality and lacks a plan for the trajectory of the music. There is not a feel of organic development in the timbral and dynamic crescendo and the melodic lines are too sharply articulated. Check out a Michael Tilson Thomas recording for a musically thought out, sensual, and organic "Bolero" as well as a well-balanced and exciting "Rapsodie Espangnole." Pierre Boulez, with either the Berlin Philharmonic or NY Phil, does an exquisite job with "Daphnis" as his ear for balance is excellent and musical sense is stellar. Finally, Carlo Maria Guilini's recordings of "Ma Mere l'Oye" are just as fantastic as Pierre Boulez's -both are worth owning.