Ravel - L’Enfant et les sortilèges

Naxos: 8660215

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Ravel - L’Enfant et les sortilèges

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8660215
(8.660215)

Discs:

1

Release date:

2nd March 2009

Barcode:

0730099021579

Length:

63 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Ravel - L’Enfant et les sortilèges


Ravel:

L'enfant et les sortilèges

Libretto by Colette

Shéhérazade

Members of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chattanooga Boys Choir & Nashville Symphony Chorus


Julie Boulianne, Geneviève Després, Kirsten Gunlogson, Philippe Castagner & Ian Greenlaw

Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Alastair Willis

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Setting a charming text by Colette, Ravel’s richly-scored opera L’Enfant et les sortilèges (The Child and the Spells) is a lyric fantasy whose cast includes fairy tale characters, crockery, plants and little animals which come to life to chastise the child who has been tormenting them. However, all ends happily when the child learns compassion.

Ravel’s life-long fascination with the exotic orient found inspiration in three poems by Tristan Klingsor, brought together in his ravishing and enduringly popular song cycle Shéhérazade.

Maurice Ravel: L'enfant et les sortileges

J'ai pas envie de faire ma page (L'enfant)

Bebe a ete sage? (Mama)

Ca m'est egal (L'enfant)

Votre serviteur, humble Bergere (The Armchair, The Bergere)

Ding, ding, ding, ding (The Clock, L'enfant)

How's your mug? (The Tea Pot, The Chinese Cup)

Keng-ca-fou, Mah-jong (The Chinese Cup)

Oh! Ma belle tasse chinoise (L'enfant)

Arriere! Je rechauffe les bons (The Fire, L'enfant)

Adieu, pastourelles (Chorus)

Ah! C'est Elle! C'est Elle! (L'enfant, The Princess)

Toi, le coeur de la rose (L'Enfant)

Deux robinets coulent dans un reservoir! (Arithmetic Man, L'enfant, Chorus)

Oh! Ma tete! Ma tete! (L'enfant)

Musical duet of mewings (The White Cat, The Black Cat)

Music of insects, of frogs, of toads, … (Chorus)

Ah! Quelle joie de te retrouver, Jardin! (L'enfant, The Tree, Chorus)

Ou est tu? Je te cherche… (The Dragonfly, L'enfant, The Bat)

Rends-la-moi (Another Voice, L'enfant, The Bat)

Round of the Bats

Sauve-toi, sotte! Et la cage? La cage? (The Squirrel, The Frog)

La cage, c'etait pour mieux voir ta prestesse (L'enfant)

Ah! C'est l'enfant au couteau! (Chorus)

Il a panse la plaie (Chorus, L'enfant)

Il est bon, l'enfant, il est sage (Chorus, L'enfant)

Maurice Ravel: Sheherazade

No. 1. Asie

No. 2. La flute enchantee

No. 3. L'indifferent

BBC Music Magazine

June 2009

****

“Ravel brilliantly balances raucous humour with heartfelt tenderness, and any production or recording needs to be able to convey both his caricatures and the sublime. This engaging account from Nashville successfully negotiates this balancing act. Julie Boulianne's child has wide-eyed wonder... She can be heard in grown-up, and decidedly seductive mode in the accompanying Shéhérazade.”

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