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Track Listing:

1
Ravel: Sheherazade: Overture
 
2
Ravel: Tzigane, rapsodie de concert
 
3
Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin - Prelude
 
4
Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin - Forlane
 
5
Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin - Menuet
 
6
Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin - Rigaudon
 
7
Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin - Bolero
 
8
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Maj., M. 83 - Allegramente
 
9
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Maj., M. 83 - Adagio assai
 
10
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Maj., M. 83 - Presto
 
11
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61 - Modere - tres franc
 
12
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61 - Assez lent
 
13
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61 - Modere
 
14
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61 - Assez anime
 
15
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61 - Presque lent
 
16
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61 - Assez vif
 
17
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61 - Moins vif
 
18
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61 - Epilogue
 
19
Ravel: Ma mere l'oye, ballet, M. 62 - Prelude
 
20
Ravel: Ma mere l'oye, ballet, M. 62 - Tableau I
 
21
Ravel: Ma mere l'oye, ballet, M. 62 - Tableau II
 
22
Ravel: Ma mere l'oye, ballet, M. 62 - Tableau III
 
23
Ravel: Ma mere l'oye, ballet, M. 62 - Tableau IV
 
24
Ravel: Ma mere l'oye, ballet, M. 62 - Tableau V
 
25
Ravel: Ma mere l'oye, ballet, M. 62 - Apotheose
 
26
Ravel: Fanfare From "L'eventail de Jeanne", M. 80
 
27
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte, M.19
 
28
Ravel: Menuet antique, M. 7
 
29
Ravel: Miroirs, M.43: Une barque sur l'ocean
 
30
Ravel: Piano Concerto For The Left Hand In D, M. 82 - Lento
 
31
Ravel: Ravel: Piano Concerto For The Left Hand In D, M. 82 - Allegro
 
32
Ravel: Ravel: Piano Concerto For The Left Hand In D, M. 82 - Tempo I
 
33
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole, M. 54 - Prelude a la nuit
 
34
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole, M. 54 - Malaguena
 
35
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole, M. 54 - Habanera
 
36
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole, M. 54 - Feria
 
37
Ravel: Miroirs, M.43 - Alborada del gracioso
 
38
Ravel: Miroirs, M.43 - La Valse, M. 72
 
39
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Tableau I - Introduction et danse religieuse
 
40
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Tableau I - Danse generale
 
41
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Tableau I - Danse grotesque
 
42
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Tableau I - Danse legere et
 
43
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Tableau I - Danse de Lyceion
 
44
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Tableau I - Nocturne
 
45
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Tableau II - Introduction
 
46
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Tableau II - Danse guerriere
 
47
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Tableau II - Danse suppliante
 
48
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Tableau III - Lever du jour
 
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Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Tableau III - Pantomime
 
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Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Tableau III - Danse generale
 

Tonhalle Orchester Zurich :

Ravel Complete Orchestral Works


Ravel's Complete Orchestral Works recorded by the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich to be released by Deutsche Grammophon

On April 15, Deutsche Grammophon releases a four album set of Ravel's complete orchestral works and solo concertos, performed by the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich under the baton of Lionel Bringuier in their first collaboration on record. The new set represents something of a rarity in its completeness and in having largely been recorded live. The soloists are pianist Yuja Wang and violinist Ray Chen. The choice of composer was a carefully-considered artistic decision, according to the conductor: "For my first recordings with the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich I've opted for Ravel. We all know his Daphnis et Chloé, Boléro and La Valse. A complete cycle allows us to get to know some lesser-known works as well." This is Deutsche Grammophon's first collaboration with the renowned Zurich ensemble.

"I love Ravel's music." Lionel Bringuier has good reason to say this. After all, it was with Ravel's La Valse that he won the 2005 Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors and also carried off the audience prize. He had barely turned nineteen at the time. An international career beckoned. Since the start of the 2014/15 season he has been principal conductor and Music Director of the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. "I grew up with Ravel. He is also closely associated with several decisive stages in my career: I was fifteen years old when I first conducted Boléro with the Orchestre Régional de Cannes, and at the Besançon Competition it was La Valse that was on the program. I chose Daphnis et Chloé for my farewell concert after six years as resident conductor with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The first time I heard the ‘Lever du jour' in Daphnis," he recalls, "it was a moment of absolute bliss for me. I had goosebumps – it was a feeling of ecstasy like nothing I'd ever known before." Bringuier has now chosen Ravel's orchestral works as a statement of intent for his first season with the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. "It was fascinating to hear the sensitivity that this orchestra brings to Ravel. Among the qualities on which it can draw is great flexibility, which is why I was attracted to the idea of exploring the immensely rich palette of Ravel's music with its players."

Ravel, who was a gifted pianist, conceived his works at the piano. Significantly, several of his orchestral works started life as piano compositions before he orchestrated them. "Ravel was a magnificent orchestrator," stresses Lionel Bringuier. Included in this box set are Yuja Wang's recordings of the two piano concertos, released on the yellow label last autumn. Ravel himself insisted that the famous G major Concerto was a concerto in the true sense of the term, a piece in the spirit of Mozart and Saint-Saëns, whereas the Concerto for the Left Hand – a commission from the pianist Paul Wittgenstein – contained many jazz effects and was not as loosely written as its companion piece. "These two works are not so very different in terms of the way they are played," says Yuja Wang, who made her European debut with the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich in 2003 and who remains closely associated with the ensemble, having also been its Artist-in-Residence in 2014. "There are technical and stylistic similarities. However emotionally charged this music may be, it keeps its feelings tightly under wraps – and therein lies the dramatic tension and the challenge for the performer."

MAURICE RAVEL - Complete Orchestral Works

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Lionel Bringuier
Yuja Wang, piano (concertos)
Ray Chen, violin (Tzigane)
Zürcher Sing-Akademie (Daphnis et Chloé)
Tim Brown, chorus master