Axelrod: L'eventail de Jeanne, Ma mere l'oye (24/44 FLAC)
Axelrod: L’eventail de Jeanne, Ma mere l’oye (24/44 FLAC)

Composer: Maurice Ravel
Orchestra: Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire
Conductor: John Axelrod
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naxos
Size: 549 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye
01. Prélude
02. Tableau 1: Danse du rouet et Scène (Dance of the Spinning Wheel and Scene)
03. Tableau 2: Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant (Pavane of Sleeping Beauty)
04. Tableau 3: Les Entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête (Conversations between Beauty and the Beast)
05. Tableau 4: Petit Poucet (Hop-o’-my-Thumb)
06. Tableau 5: Laideronnette, impératrice des Pagodes (Little Ugly, Empress of the Pagodas)
07. Tableau 6: Apothéose (Le Jardin féerique, The Fairy Garden)

L’Éventail de Jeanne (Jean’s Fan):
08. Ravel: Fanfare
09. Ferroud: Marche
10. Ibert: Valse
11. Roland-Manuel: Canarie
12. Delannoy: Bourrée
13. Roussel: Sarabande
14. Milhaud: Polka, Op. 95
15. Poulenc: Pastourelle, FP 45
16. Auric: Rondeau
17. Schmitt: Kermesse-Valse

Ravel’s much-loved Mother Goose Suite vividly portrays familiar fairy tales such as Sleeping Beauty and Hop-o’-my-Thumb, and is heard here in its expanded ballet version with a scene-setting Prélude. 1920s Paris was a hotbed of creative collaboration, and the children’s ballet L’Éventail de Jeanne (Jean’s Fan) brought together composers including members of Les Six to create a joyous mélange of influence and individuality, from Ferroud’s Stravinsky-tinted Marche to Poulenc’s catchy Pastourelle, and from Ravel’s glorious opening Fanfare to Schmitt’s truly grand Carnival Waltz finale. This is the first recording of the complete L’Éventail de Jeanne to be made by a French orchestra.

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