Ravel - Orchestral Works, Operas, Ballets | SWR Classic SWR19428CD

Ravel - Orchestral Works, Operas, Ballets

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Label: SWR Classic

Cat No: SWR19428CD

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 5

Release Date: 13th May 2022

Contents

Artists

Stephanie d’Oustrac (mezzo-soprano)
Jean-Paul Fouchecourt
Alexandre Duhamel (baritone)
Paul Gay (bass)
Yann Beuron (tenor)
Camille Poul (soprano)
Marie Karall (mezzo-soprano)
Julie Pasturaud (mezzo-soprano)
Annick Massis (soprano)
Mailys de Villoutreys (soprano)
Marc Barrard (baritone)
Francois Piolino (tenor)
SWR Vokalensemble
Cantus Juvenum Karlsruhe
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR

Conductor

Stephane Deneve

Works

Ravel, Maurice

Alborada del gracioso (orch. Ravel)
Bolero
Daphnis et Chloe
Fanfare from 'L'Eventail de Jeanne'
L'Enfant et les sortileges
L'Heure espagnole
La Valse
Le Tombeau de Couperin (orchestra)
Ma Mere l'Oye (Mother Goose)
Menuet antique (orchestra)
Pavane pour une infante defunte
Rapsodie espagnole
Sheherazade: Ouverture de feerie
Sheherazade: a song cycle after three poems by Tristan Klingsor
Une barque sur l'ocean (orch. Ravel)
Valses nobles et sentimentales (arr. for orchestra)

Artists

Stephanie d’Oustrac (mezzo-soprano)
Jean-Paul Fouchecourt
Alexandre Duhamel (baritone)
Paul Gay (bass)
Yann Beuron (tenor)
Camille Poul (soprano)
Marie Karall (mezzo-soprano)
Julie Pasturaud (mezzo-soprano)
Annick Massis (soprano)
Mailys de Villoutreys (soprano)
Marc Barrard (baritone)
Francois Piolino (tenor)
SWR Vokalensemble
Cantus Juvenum Karlsruhe
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR

Conductor

Stephane Deneve

About

Stéphane Denève, triple winner of the Diapason d’Or of the Year, produced many outstanding recordings as chief conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra from 2011 until 2016 when the orchestra merged with its sister ensemble from Baden-Baden and Freiburg to form the SWR Symphony Orchestra. Among them, Ravel’s complete orchestral works. These are now reissued as a 5-CD boxed set including the ballet Daphnis et Chloé, Ravel’s longest work, written for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, and the operas L’Heure espagnole and L’Enfant et les sortileges. Although the two operas cannot be strictly considered orchestral works, they are essential to understanding the oeuvre of a composer who had a great predilection for fantasy worlds and the exotic. As a student Ravel composed the Ouverture de Shéhérazade and, several years later, three poems for voice and orchestra on the same topic – both works form part of this set.

Throughout his entire career, from Une Barque sur l’ocean to Ma Mère l’Oye Ravel created magical soundscapes in a highly original manner and with great stylistic freedom. A big inspiration for him was American operetta but also jazz and fairy tales. The formal structure of his works has the clarity of crystal and the elegance of mathematics.

The SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart and the cast of young singers selected by Denève give thrilling interpretations.

Casts:

L’Heure espagnole
- Concepcion, Torquemada’s wife: Stéphanie d’Oustrac (mezzo-soprano)
- Torquemada, watchmaker: Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor)
- Ramiro, muleteer: Alexandre Duhamel (baritone)
- Don Inigo Gomez, banker: Paul Gay (bass)
- Gonzalve, student: Yann Beuron (tenor)

L’Enfant et les sortilèges
- The Child: Camille Poul (soprano)
- Mother, The Chinese Cup, The Dragonfly: Marie Karall (mezzo-soprano)
- The Bergère, A Shepherd, The White Cat, The Squirrel: Julie Pasturaud (mezzo-soprano)
- The Fire, The Princess, The Nightingale: Annick Massis (soprano)
- A Shepherdess, The Bat, The Owl: Mailys de Villoutreys (soprano)
- The Armchair, A Tree: Paul Gay (bass)
- The Grandfather Clock, The Black Cat: Marc Barrard (baritone)
- The Teapot, The Little Old Man, The Frog: François Piolino (tenor)

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