Boulez conducts Ravel, Roussel (4 CD box set, FLAC)
Boulez conducts Ravel, Roussel (4 CD box set, FLAC)

Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Composer: Maurice Ravel, Albert Roussel
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 4 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Sony
Size: 1.15 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01 Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
[1] Menuet antique
[2] La Valse (Poème chorégraphique)
[3]-[15] Daphnis et Chloé (Symphonie chorégraphique)
Camerata Singers (chorus master: Abraham Kaplan)
New York Philharmonic / Pierre Boulez

CD 02 Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
[1]Shéhérazade (Ouverture de féerie)
New York Philharmonic / Pierre Boulez
[2]-[5] Rapsodie espagnole
The Cleveland Orchestra / Pierre Boulez
[6]-[13] Valses nobles et sentimentales
[14]-[20] Ma Mère l’Oye (Ballet)
New York Philharmonic / Pierre Boulez

CD 03 Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
[1]Fanfare pour “L’Éventail de Jeanne
New York Philharmonic / Pierre Boulez
[2] Alborada del gracioso
The Cleveland Orchestra / Pierre Boulez
[3]-[6] Le Tombeau de Couperin
Harold Gomberg oboe
New York Philharmonic / Pierre Boulez

[7]-[9] Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Philippe Entremont piano
[10] Pavane pour une infante défunte
The Cleveland Orchestra / Pierre Boulez
[11] Une barque sur l’océan
[12]-[29] Boléro
New York Philharmonic / Pierre Boulez

CD 04 Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Albert Roussel (1869-1937)
[1]-[3] Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
Jill Gomez soprano
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Pierre Boulez

[4]-[6] Chansons madécasses (text: E.-D. de Parny)
Jessye Norman soprano
Members of the Ensemble intercontemporain / Pierre Boulez

[7]-[9] Don Quichotte à Dulcinée (text: P. Morand)
[10]-[14] Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques
José van Dam baritone
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Pierre Boulez

Albert Roussel (1869-1937)
[15]-[18] Symphony No.3 in G minor, op.42
New York Philharmonic / Pierre Boulez

Boulez’s genius as a conductor is evident all through this album.

Boulez and French repertoire go hand in hand. Boulez’s genius as a conductor is evident all through this album, which ranges from orchestral works, vocal works, and Ravels’ incredible chamber works. Jessye Norman’s performance of the excruciatingly beautiful, “Chansons madécasses,” is the deepest and most moving I’ve ever heard. The complete collection is highly recommended.

3 Comments

  1. Maybe one day…. Mahler & Wagner by Boulez (with Yvonne Minton)
    Thank you very much

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