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Orchestral Works Import

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This two hours and 10 minutes of Ravel is a mixed bag. After a good-sounding, if not quite thrilling, Bolero, we get a wonderful Rapsodie Espagnole and a warm-hearted Pavane. The Valses nobles et sentimentales go by without a trace, and Daphnis et Chloé is a bit cool as well. CD two is much better. Le Tombeau is lively, and the other heavily scored orchestral works--Shéhérazade, Alborada del gracioso, La Valse, and three less-known pieces--are beautifully performed. As an intro to Ravel, this bargain can't be beat. Individually, though, there are better Boleros out there--Karajan's, for one. --Robert Levine

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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Ravel: Boléro - Tempo di Bolero moderato assaiClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra14:26Album Only
  2. Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole - 1. Prélude à la nuitClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra 4:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
  3. Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole - 2. MalagueñaClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra 2:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
  4. Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole - 3. HabaneraClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra 2:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
  5. Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole, M.54 - 4. FeriaClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra 5:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
  6. Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte - LentClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra 6:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
  7. Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales - 1. Modéré - très francClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra 1:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales - 2. Assez lent - avec une expression intenseClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra 1:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales - 3. ModéréClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra 1:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales - 4. Assez animéClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra 1:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales - 5. Presque lent - dans un sentiment intimeClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra0:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales - 6. Assez vifClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra0:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales - 7. Moins vifClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales - 8. Epilogue (Lent)Claudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
15. Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No.2Boston Symphony Orchestra and Claudio Abbado and Lorna Cooke DeVaron and New England Conservatory Chorus16:18Album Only


Disc 2:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin - Orchestral version - 1. PréludeClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra 3:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
  2. Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin - Orchestral version - 2. ForlaneClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra 5:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
  3. Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin - Orchestral version - 3. MenuetClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra 4:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
  4. Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin - Orchestral version - 4. RigaudonClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra 3:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
  5. Ravel: Alborada del gracioso - Assez vifClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra and Martin Gatt 7:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Ravel: Shéhérazade - Ouverture de féerie - ModéréClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra13:32Album Only
  7. Ravel: Menuet antique - for Orchestra - MaestosoClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra 6:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
  8. Ravel: Une barque sur l'océan - Très souple de rythmeClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra 7:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Ravel: Fanfare from "L'Eventail de Jeanne" - Allegro moderatoClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra 1:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
10. Ravel: La Valse - Choreographic poem, for Orchestra - Mouvement de valse viennoiseClaudio Abbado and London Symphony Orchestra12:28Album Only

Product Details

  • Composer: MAURICE RAVEL, CLAUDIO ABBADO, LONDON SYM ORCH
  • Audio CD (May 3, 1999)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Dg Imports
  • ASIN: B00001IVNK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #481,125 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Buxton on July 26, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is undoubtedly a superb collection of Ravel's orchestral works played by the London Symphony and the Boston Symphony Orchestras (only Daphis et Chloe is with Boston). The first thing I am struck by on repeated listenings is the splendid sound quality consistently throughout these recordings, always resonant and full, but also extremely well detailed. The playing is on the highest level with the possible exceptions of "Bolero" and "Valses nobles et sentimentales" which sound a bit less inspired to me than the rest of the collection. Not that they are poor interpretations, but rather they lack a certain sparkle that is present with the other works and hence my one star reduction. The keenest competition with this set comes from a similar two cd set with Charles Dutoit and the Montreal Symphony on Decca. The works represented on both sets are nearly identical (while Abbado includes the Sheherazade overture Dutoit includes the complete Ma Mere L'Oye), but Dutoit has a better "Bolero" and really sumptuous sound quality going for him. You could hardly go wrong with either set.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Francisco J. Muñoz on October 15, 2001
Format: Audio CD
La crítica aquí es sencilla. Claudio Abbado es el mejor interprete de la música de Ravel de todos los tiempos, sin lugar a la menor duda. Y ojo que quien escribe conoce interpretaciones de estas obras por célebres directores como: Munch, Toscanini, Karajan, Solti, Maazel, Paray, Bernstein, Monteux, Reiner, Boulez y Ormandy.
Abbado expresa todo lo sensual, mágico y sonoro de estas partituras. No hay donde perderse, comprar éste álbum es tener una de las mejores joyas de música orquestal que existe en el catálogo.
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As a rising young conductor, Abbado hit a high water mark in the Seventies and Eighties with the LSO, and most of their recordings together are worth seeking out. For whatever reason, Abbado's music-making was more lively and involved then. DG also came through with vivid, clear digital sound. Those qualities are enough to recommend this birght, colorful Ravel collection, which sells very cheaply on the used market. The real question isn't one of quality but of nationality. Fanciers of Ravel's orchestral music are magnetized to Francophone conductors -- Martinon, Cluytens, Boulez, Monteux, and Ansermet, with honorable mention to Paray and Dutoit -- and with good reason. Hearing Ravel in French is like hearing Gershwin in American. by that standard, Abbado is gleaming, exact, vibrant, exciting, but decidedly "international" in tone rather than Gallic.

On his side it must be said that the LSO plays better than any French orchestra of the time (or now), and there's some dazzling solo work, not to mention real poise and finesse in the style of the playing overall. Bolero is played straight, which isn't the best idea for a piece that has become a wowzer. Pavane for a dead Princess is also a bit square, although it's lovely to hear Barry Tuckwell in place of a water French horn in the Parisian style. Rapsodie espagnole is fantastically played and recorded, but there are moments when Abbado's Spanish rhythms could use more flair. Other reviewers find the Valses nobles and sentimentales rather flat. Really? To me they are glittery and slithering, which means just right.

I am a fan of Abbado's complete Daphnis and Chloe, but instead of extracting the Suite no. 2 form it, DG has nicely provided an alternative, a version with the Boston Sym., famous as America's most French orchestra.
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