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Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole, Pavane pour une Infante Defunte, Daphnis & Chloe. London SO, Pierre Monteux

Album Summary

>Ravel, Maurice : Rapsodie espagnole
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Ravel, Maurice : Daphnis et Chloé
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Conductor Pierre Monteux had one of the longest musical careers in recent times, exceeded only by Pablo Casals and Leopold Stokowski. A champion of new music, he led the premières of many works, among them Stravinsky's Rite of Spring (which caused a notorious audience riot) and the work recorded here, Ravel's glorious ballet Daphnis et Chloé. Monteux assumed the position of music director of the London Symphony Orchestra in 1961 at age 86. The historic remastered recordings on this hybrid SACD date from this period and include the Rapsodie espagnole, Pavane pour une infante défunte and the complete Daphnis et Chloé.

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
All this holds with Rapsodie Espagnol, a sturdy performance, clearly detailed, sometimes metric. The Pavane is a little better. The tempo is quick, the pacing straightforward, and the strings sound very good this time. London made some excellent recordings in the 1950s and early 1960s, and this is one of them. The Decca CD is good.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: London.



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Works Details

>Ravel, Maurice : Rapsodie espagnole
  • Conductor: Pierre Monteux
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: London (12/11/1961-12/13/1961)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1907

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Conductor: Pierre Monteux
  • Notes: London (12/11/1961-12/13/1961)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899

>Ravel, Maurice : Daphnis et Chloé
  • Conductor: Pierre Monteux
  • Notes: London (04/27/1959-04/28/1959)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1909-1912