Ravel - L’enfant et les sortileges, Sheherezade | Decca 4786760

Ravel - L’enfant et les sortileges, Sheherezade

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4786760

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 28th August 2015

Contents

Artists

Isabel Leonard
Susan Graham
Saito Kainen Orchestra

Conductor

Seiji Ozawa

Works

Ravel, Maurice

Alborada del gracioso
L'Enfant et les sortileges
Sheherazade: a song cycle after three poems by Tristan Klingsor

Artists

Isabel Leonard
Susan Graham
Saito Kainen Orchestra

Conductor

Seiji Ozawa

About

One of the world’s legendary conductors, Seiji Ozawa celebrates his 80th birthday in September 2015. To celebrate, this disc of all-new Ravel recordings features one of the composers he has been most closely associated with over his long career.

As a student of Charles Munch and Pierre Monteux, Seiji Ozawa studied with two of the 20th century’s greatest exponents of Ravel. In the 1970s he recorded a benchmark set of the complete orchestral works for DG with the Boston Symphony during his record-breaking 29 year tenure with the orchestra.

These new recordings derive from the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan with world-class soloists – leading American mezzos Isabel Leonard in L’enfant et les sortilèges and Susan Graham in Shéhérazade – and a hand-picked orchestra of the world’s finest players from Berlin, Vienna, Boston, Cleveland, New York  and Philadelphia.

The recording of L’enfant et les sortilèges marked Seiji Ozawa’s first full return to conducting after recovering from surgery for life-threatening cancer in 2013. One of the performances was given in the presence of the Emperor and Empress of Japan who had journeyed to the city of Matsumoto especially for the occasion.

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