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Debussy: Prélude to Afternoon of a faun; Stravinsky: Rite of Spring; Ravel: Boléro / Philippe Jordan

Album Summary

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps
>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"Here are three monuments of the history of music and the arts, three crucial stages in the history of modernity. The Orchestre de l'Opera de Paris made these three unique, subversive and visionary works into cornerstones of its repertoire - and its tradition - throughout the 20th century." - Christophe Ghristi 881488120332

BBC Music Magazine, August 2013
An especially stunning performance of Bolero.

Gramophone Magazine, August 2013
Jordan is clearly interested in tracing the linkages and the lineage; how three trailblazing minds listened and learnt from each other. He favours upbeat, pacy tempi throughout the disc...hyperactive, scorched-earth rumblings from the start. The Orchestre de l'Opera National de Paris is more than game for this unusually deep workout.

International Record Review, July/August 2013
Jordan luxuriates in this miraculous miniature masterpiece [Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune], offering a languorous reading of the great beauty.

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
Compared to the Bernstein, it is livelier, more pointedly aggressive. Articulated figures are clean and sharp, especially in the oboe. Jordan's textures are clearer. The bassoonist plays the opening solo with a white tone and subtle swells that pull the line. The opening to 'Spring Rounds' is quite slow. 'Sage' is very slow and dramatic. Jordan's Stravinsky is solid.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Opéra Bastille, Paris, France (05/2012).


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Works Details

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Performer: Frédéric Chatoux (Flute)
  • Conductor: Philippe Jordan
  • Ensemble: Orchestre de l'Opera National de Paris
  • Running Time: 10 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps
  • Conductor: Philippe Jordan
  • Running Time: 30 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1913

>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro
  • Conductor: Philippe Jordan
  • Running Time: 15 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928