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Ravel: Orchestral Works; Saint-Saëns: Symphony no. 3 "Organ" / Seattle SO

Album Summary

>Ravel, Maurice : Alborada del Gracioso, for orchestra
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Ravel, Maurice : Rapsodie espagnole
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ"
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Despite their common French nationality, Camille Saint-Saëns and Maurice Ravel represent very different aspects of French music. - Saint-Saëns Third Symphony, one of his finest creations, is lush, ecstatic and compositionally innovative with an eye towards Lisztian methods. Ravel's orchestral works sparkle with endlessly fascinating coloristic outpourings. - The Seattle Symphony under their Music Director Ludovic Morlot has enjoyed national and international acclaim for its programming and performances.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall, Sea.



Reviews

Excellent Ravel/Good Saint-Saens
There is an inordinate number of alternatives for all of the works included on this disc. The Ravel pieces come off the best. Morlots meticulous shaping and pacing of the material is met in kind by the superb playing of the Seattle Symphony. The Saint-Saens is good but has to contend with the likes of Munch, Martinon, Tortelier and Paray for starters. A bit more passion and drive would have worked wonders. The sonics are first rate throughout: rich, detailed and luminous.
Submitted on 07/03/14 by Allen Cohen 
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Works Details

>Ravel, Maurice : Alborada del Gracioso, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Ludovic Morlot
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony
  • Notes: S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington (09/19/2013-09/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Conductor: Ludovic Morlot
  • Notes: S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington (09/19/2013-09/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899

>Ravel, Maurice : Rapsodie espagnole
  • Conductor: Ludovic Morlot
  • Notes: S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington (09/19/2013-09/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1907

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ"
  • Performer: Joseph Adam (Organ)
  • Conductor: Ludovic Morlot
  • Notes: S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington (06/27/2013-06/30/2013)
  • Running Time: 35 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1886