Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye (Mother Goose)

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Ravel: Boléro

Ravel: Boléro


Ravel:

Boléro

Menuet antique

Ma Mère l'Oye

Valses nobles et sentimentales

La Valse


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Ravel: La Valse, Ma mère l'Oye,Tzigane, Boléro & Pavane

Ravel: La Valse, Ma mère l'Oye,Tzigane, Boléro & Pavane


Ravel:

La Valse

Ma Mère l'Oye

Tzigane

Gordan Nikolic (violin)

Boléro

Pavane pour une infante défunte


“The sound blooms beautifully when the orchestra comes in.” CD Review

Tacet - TACET207

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Yuri Temirkanov conducts Ravel & Stravinsky

Yuri Temirkanov conducts Ravel & Stravinsky


Ravel:

Ma Mère l'Oye

La Valse

Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring


Contrasting pieces by two masters of orchestral composition, these live performances, from 2009, capture the energy and movement of three much-loved balletic works; Ravel's intricate vignettes of childrens' stories in 'Mother Goose' and symphonic poem 'La valse', and Stravinsky's epoch-defining 'Rite of Spring'.

One of the oldest professional orchestras in Russia, the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra can trace its lineage back to 1882 and its formation by Tsar Alexander III. In a 25-year collaboration, Yuri Temirkanov has been the orchestra's principal conductor since 1988.

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Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Recorded 1957-1959


Berlioz:

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24: three pieces

La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Menuet des Follets

rehearsal sequence

Debussy:

La Mer

Ravel:

Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 2

La Valse

Ma Mère l'Oye


After a highly successful debut with the London Symphony Orchestra in December 1927, John Barbirolli became the youngest ever conductor to direct a Royal Philharmonic Society concert – he was 29. He chose Debussy’s La Mer, which had not been played in London for ten years. The orchestra needed more time on the unfamiliar score, so Barbirolli paid for an extra rehearsal out of his own pocket; the cost was almost as much as his fee for the whole concert.

Barbirolli continued to serve French music with care and devotion for the rest of his life. At his last concert with the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, in May 1970, he conducted Ravel’s Mother Goose suite. The Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz became a central work in Barbirolli’s repertoire. He conducted it at two important events in the Hallé’s history – the first concert given in the new Free Trade Hall, Manchester in 1951 and then two years later he conducted the work at the Hallé’s first ever Prom concert.

Barbirolli’s classic recording of Symphonie fantastique is now restored to the catalogue along side three pieces from Le Damnation de Faust. A bonus track includes a rehearsal sequence (Menuet des follets) from this recording session.

Barbirolli Society - SJB106566

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L'enfance: Fauré, Bizet, Debussy, Ravel

L'enfance: Fauré, Bizet, Debussy, Ravel


Bizet:

Jeux d'enfants (Petite Suite), Op. 22

Debussy:

Petite Suite

Fauré:

Dolly Suite, Op. 56

Ravel:

Ma Mère l'Oye


Claire Désert, Emmanuel Strosser (piano duet)

At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, the artlessness, tenderness and magic of the child's world fascinated several French composers. In these sets of pieces for piano duet, each transports the listener to the land of dreams and takes a nostalgic look back to his own early life. With restful languor and penetrating timbre, Gabriel Fauré guides us into the intimate universe of the young 'Dolly' (1893-96). In 'Jeux d’enfants' (1871), Georges Bizet evokes juvenile joys with typically French finesse, poetry and clarity. In his 'Petite Suite' (1889), Claude Debussy offers four tableaux that so charmed listeners to his elegant, supple playing; and finally it is the turn of Maurice Ravel, with his passionate devotion to the theme of childhood, to tell us the tales of 'Ma mère l'Oye' (1908-10), thereby creating one of the most poetic and discreetly lyrical works of his time.

“There is a great deal to enjoy in the playing here: Desert and Strosser are a finely honed, highly disciplined team and I felt they came to life especially well in the more jaunty moments that punctuate the recording...Their articulation is enchantingly crisp...and in all these movements the duo employs a healthy amount of whimsy sustained by a nicely unified leggiero touch” International Record Review, May 2013

“The discovery here is Bizet's irresistable and witty Jeux d'enfants. Among suave performances, only Fauré's Dolly lacks some colour and depth to the sound.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2013 ***

“The two pianists sharing a piano stoool embody the best of the French tradition - crystalline tone, pristine fingerwork and clarity of thought - and they make a compelling partnership. Their reading of Faure's famous Dolly suite is utterly unsentimental and all the better for it.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2013

“Onslow’s melodies rise and fall in huge spans often driven from below by subtle shifts in harmony …Finely nuanced dynamics only adding to the already emotionally charged atmosphere…forget comparisons! This voice is worth hearing in its own right.” Early Music Review, August 2014

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Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, La Valse & Bolero

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, La Valse & Bolero


Debussy:

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Jeux - Poème dansé

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Ravel:

Daphnis et Chloé

Tanglewood Festival Chorus & Boston Symphony Orchestra

Alborada del gracioso (orchestral version)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

La Valse

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Boléro

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Ma Mère l'Oye

Orchestral version

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra


This collection brings together all the ballets by the two so-called Impressionistic composers, Ravel and Debussy, in recordings by Bernard Haitink.

Ravel’s masterpiece is the three act ballet Daphnis et Chloé, commissioned by Diaghilev, with Nijinsky dancing the lead role. Also included are La Valse, the orchestral version of Ma mère l'oye (Mother Goose) and two works inspired by Spain, Alborada del gracioso and Boléro – a work Ravel famously described as a “piece for orchestra without music”.

Debussy is represented by two masterpieces from both ends of his career: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, a turning point in the history of music that ushered in the modern harmonies of the 20th century, and converted into a sensational ballet by Nijinsky (L'après-midi d'un faune); Jeux was the composer’s last orchestral work and premiered just two weeks before The Rite of Spring.

Decca Ballet Edition - 4784740

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Carnival of the Animals

Carnival of the Animals


Prokofiev:

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67

Willie Rushton (narrator)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Ravel:

Ma Mère l'Oye

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sian Edwards

Saint-Saëns:

Le carnaval des animaux

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Fremaux


This delightful collection includes the wonderfully narrated Carnival of the Animals and Peter and the Wolf as well as the joyous Mother Goose – three timeless and well-loved pieces of classical music. Fun for both children and adults alike this music will encourage a keen ear, deep imagination and teach fun educational facts along the way. Children will get carried away in the story and have the adventures brought to life by superb narration and the engaging booklet that accompanies the collection. The booklet text is designed to be read either by an older child of 5 or 6 or with an adult for the younger children. The writer is Sarah Breeden noted for the fun and informative programmes she has written for the BBC Children’s Proms.

Warner Classics Classical Clubhouse - 9556672

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Hermann Scherchen: Unpublished live recs 1945-1965

Hermann Scherchen: Unpublished live recs 1945-1965


Beethoven:

Der glorreiche Augenblick Op. 136

Orchestre Radio-Symphonique

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 2 in C Minor: Scherzo

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Debussy:

Jeux - Poème dansé

Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie Handel

Handel:

Water Music

Orchestra di Roma della RAI

Mozart:

Don Giovanni: excerpts

Bayerischen Rundfunkorchester

Ravel:

Ma Mère l'Oye

RIAS-Sinfonieorchester

Schoenberg:

A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46

Hans Olaf Heidemann (narrator)

Orchester des Landestheater Darmstadt

Schubert:

Rondo for violin and strings in A major, D438

Lore Spoerri (violin)

Radioorchester Berominster


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Ravel: Orchestral Works

Ravel: Orchestral Works


Ravel:

Ma Mère l'Oye

Une barque sur l'océan (orchestral version)

Alborada del gracioso (orchestral version)

Rapsodie Espagnole

La Valse

Daphnis et Chloé

Boléro


“The centrepiece of this 2-disc set performed by the Berlin Philharmonic is an extremely impressive recording of the complete ballet, Daphnis et Chloé. Pierre Boulez shapes every phrase beautifully, and the performance from both the orchestra and the Rundfunkchor Berlin is top-notch.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, August 2014

DG Duo - 4779580

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$14.50

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Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye and other works

Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye and other works


Ravel:

Ma Mère l'Oye

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Le tombeau de Couperin - Orchestral version

Valses nobles et sentimentales

Boléro


Decca - 4783171

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