Pierre Boulez - Ravel / Debussy [Complete DG Recordings 6 cd set] (2012)

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    Pierre Boulez - Ravel / Debussy [Complete DG Recordings 6 cd set] (2012)
    Audio CD (May 8, 2012) | Number of Discs: 6 | EAC Rip | FLAC(tracks)-Cue-Log | Scans | 1.43 GB
    Genre: classical | Format: Box set | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

    "In Ma mere, he is among the master magicians: subtleties of nuance and timing (previously in short supply) now abound; here is playing of a wholly different order of grace and beauty, not the kind that lingers in passages in danger of becoming too exquisite to bear, nor the kind that parades the score's exoticism. In the Spanish items, some may find the Berlin woodwinds too cultured in tone and artful in phrasing for their various improvisatory solos: it is rare (and initially unsettling) to hear the first few minutes' solos in Bolero quite as strongly contoured as this (they are, too, predictably legato; do these players ever draw breath?). I found myself craving a hint of abandon from the brass, particu larly in the le plusfpossible (6'l 0", horns and trumpets) in the "Feria" from the Rapsodie; and here and in the Alborada, as before, tempos remain slower than average (the "Habanera" is utterly hypnotic), strikingly so in the "Feria" which now, quite aptly, sounds as much like Chabrier as Ravel: festive as opposed to driven and explosive. (Gramophne)

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    Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

    Images for orchestra

    Trois Nocturnes

    orchestral version

    Rhapsody for clarinet & piano (or orchestra), L. 116 'Premiere rapsodie'

    Franklin Cohen (clarinet)

    Jeux - Poeme danse

    La Mer

    Deux Danses for harp & strings

    Lisa Wellbaum (harp)

    Le Jet d'eau (from Cinq poemes de Baudelaire)

    Alison Hagley (soprano)

    Trois Ballades de Francois Villon

    Alison Hagley (soprano)



    Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo)

    Le tombeau de Couperin - Orchestral version

    Pavane pour une infante defunte

    Orchestral version

    Menuet antique

    for Orchestra

    Ma Mere l'Oye

    Berliner Philharmoniker

    Une barque sur l'ocean (orchestral version)

    Berliner Philharmoniker

    Alborada del gracioso (orchestral version)

    Berliner Philharmoniker

    Rapsodie Espagnole

    Berliner Philharmoniker


    Berliner Philharmoniker

    Daphnis et Chloe

    Berliner Philharmoniker

    La Valse

    Berliner Philharmoniker

    Piano Concerto in G major

    Krystian Zimerman (piano)

    Valses nobles et sentimentales

    Piano Concerto in D major (for the left hand)

    Krystian Zimerman (piano)

    London Symphony Orchestra



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