Bernard Haitink conducts Ravel & Poulenc

CSO Resound: CSOR901906

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Bernard Haitink conducts Ravel & Poulenc

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25th May 2009




77 minutes


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Bernard Haitink conducts Ravel & Poulenc

Recorded live in Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center November 8, 9, 10, 2007




Daphnis et Chloé



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The Chicago Symphony Chorus takes centre stage in two gorgeous French works from the 20th-century on CSO Resound's newest release. The 150-voice choir, under the direction of chorus director Duain Wolfe, sings Poulenc's effervescent update of the latin Gloria with astonishing sensitivity and is the orchestra's dynamic equal in Ravel's ballet showpiece. Rising American soprano Jessica Rivera, known internationally for her performances in operas by John Adams and Osvaldo Golijov, made her CSO debut in the concerts in which this album was recorded. CSO Principal Conductor Bernard Haitink lends his gravity to these flamboyant works, allowing us to hear their inner workings as freshly as their composers imagined in the first French CD on CSO Resound, and the first Haitink release that isn't a gigantic symphony.

"The exultant devotion of the music radiated from their singing. Haitink led a fervent performance, majestic for the opening 'Gloria in excelsis Deo,' light-footed thereafter." Chicago Tribune

"Haitink had the whole enterprise in superb interpretive hands. [Chorus director Duain] Wolfe's chorus was perfectly balanced." Chicago Sun-Times

Francis Poulenc: Gloria


Laudamus te

Domine Deus

Domine Fili unigenite

Domine Deus, Agnus Dei

Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris

Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe

Part I: Introduction

Part I: Danse religieuse

Part I: Les jeunes filles attirent Daphnis - Danse generale

Part I: Danse grotesque de Dorcon

Part I: Danse legere et gracieuse de Daphnis

Part I: Les rires s'interrompent - Danse de Lyceion

Part I: Une lumiere irreelle enveloppe le paysage - Danse lente et mysterieuse

Part II: Introduction

Part II: Anime et tres rude - Bryaxis ordonne d'amener la captive

Part II: Danse suppliante de Chloe

Part III: Aucun bruit que le murmure des ruisselets amasses par la rosee qui coule des roches - Le vieux berger Lammon

Part III: Chloe figure la jeune nymphe errant das la prairie - Devant l'autel des Nymphes

Part III: Danse generale

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