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Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé & Pavane pour une infante défunte

Release date: 07 Apr 2015, BIS-1850

Artists

Groot Omroepkoor, Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Composers

Maurice Ravel

Label

BIS

Category

Orchestral

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Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe 56:34  
Part I: Introduction 03:03  
Part I: Danse religieuse 05:28  
Part I: Les jeunes filles attirent Daphnis 02:42  
Part I: Danse grotesque de Dorcon 02:48  
Part I: Danse legere et gracieuse de Daphnis 03:57  
Part I: Danse de Lyceion 04:04  
Part I: Nocturne 05:08  
Part II: Interlude 02:33  
Part II: Danse guerriere 04:33  
Part II: Danse suppliante de Chloe 06:06  
Part III: Lever du Joir 05:37  
Part III: Pantomine 06:07  
Part III: Danse generale 04:28  
Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte 5:58  
Pavane pour une infante defunte (version for orchestra) 05:58  
 

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Maurice Ravel was commissioned to write a score based on the ancient Greek story of Daphnis and Chloe in 1909 by the ballet impresario Serge Diaghilev. He decided to compose 'a huge musical fresco, concerned less with archaism than with faithfulness to the Greece of my dreams'. Daphnis et Chloé, which Stravinsky later described as 'not only Ravel’s best work, but one of the most beautiful products of all French music', is here performed by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, a team with the best possible credentials for realizing the full spectrum of this sumptuous music – from the idyllic evocation of dawn in Lever du jour to the orgiastic Danse générale which closes the work. If Daphnis et Chloé is one of Ravel’s most highly regarded works, his Pavane pour une infante défunte is one of the most popular. The brief piano piece from 1899 was orchestrated by the composer in 1910, while he was working on Daphnis. Its profound melancholy has caught the imagination of listeners ever since.

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé & Pavane pour une infante défunte

Category Orchestral

Period Romantic, Early 20th

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