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Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilèges, Shéhérazade / Willis, Boulianne, Després, Nashville SO, et al

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>Ravel, Maurice : L'enfant et les sortileges, opera-ballet in 2 parts
>Ravel, Maurice : Shéhérazade, poems (3) for soprano (or tenor) & orchestra (or piano)

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>Ravel, Maurice : L'enfant et les sortileges, opera-ballet in 2 parts
>Ravel, Maurice : Shéhérazade, poems (3) for soprano (or tenor) & orchestra (or piano)
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Notes & Reviews:

Setting a charming text by Colette, Ravel's richly-scored opera 'L'Enfant et les sortileges' (The Child and the Spells) is a lyric fantasy whose cast includes fairy tale characters, crockery, plants and little animals which come to life to chastise the child who has been tormenting them. However, all ends happily when the child learns compassion. Ravel's life-long fascination with the exotic orient found inspiration in three poems by Tristan Klingsor, brought together in his ravishing and enduringly popular song cycle 'Sheherazade'.



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>Ravel, Maurice : L'enfant et les sortilèges, opera-ballet in 2 parts
  • Performers: Geneviève Després; Cassandre Prévost; Julie Cox (Soprano); Ian Greenlaw (Baritone); Julie Boulianne (Mezzo Soprano); Kirsten Gunlogson (Mezzo Soprano); Philippe Castagner (Tenor); Kevin Short (Voice); Agathe Martel (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alastair Willis
  • Ensemble: Nashville Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1920-1925
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ravel, Maurice : Shéhérazade, poems (3) for soprano (or tenor) & orchestra (or piano)
  • Conductor: Alastair Willis
  • Ensemble: Nashville Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1903.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1903
  • Studio/Live: Live