Ravel: La Valse; Ma mere l'Oye; Tzigane; Bolero; Pavane / Gordan Nikolic, violin; Netherland PO

Album Summary

>Ravel, Maurice : La valse
>Ravel, Maurice : Ma mère l'oye
>Ravel, Maurice : Tzigane
>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

With Carlo Rizzi, Gordan Nikolic and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam, one of the most sought-after conductors, one of the best violinists and an absolutely top-notch orchestra got together for a TACET production. What an honour to be able to work with such artists! We have tried to apply the precision and painstaking detail from chamber music to this project as well. Carlo Rizzi brings out typically Ravellian details that frequently have the effect of being leveled out, e.g. the composed overtones. There will be some surprises in store for one listener or another. In all honesty: do you know what the saxophones in Bolero play a few bars before the end? Or when the first harp plays and when the second harp plays in La Valse? Not least, this production should offer something to the many old-fashioned crazy audiophiles, our beloved public, who still prefer a carefully produced sound carrier to a blurred or squeaky You Tube download. Whether the result is really worth more than merely another line in the table "Recordings of the Great Orchestral Works of Ravel" - that is up to the critics to decide. It's your turn! (Of course the recording is also being issued as an LP and in TACET Real Surround Sound.). Andreas Spreer

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
All the music, including the quieter opening section, is presented with more clarity and less surface noise. Tacet has used this inventive approach to make a sumptuously rich, stunningly detailed, and immensely powerful (bass drums are positively tectonic) rendering of Ravel's two sonic showpieces, played here with tonal sheen and brio by the Netherlands Philharmonic under Carlo Rizzi. Nonetheless, a very nice compilation of many of Ravel's more popular works.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam (03/2012-04/2012).



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Works Details

>Ravel, Maurice : La valse
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Ensemble: Netherland Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919-1920

>Ravel, Maurice : Ma mère l'oye
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Running Time: 17 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908-1910

>Ravel, Maurice : Tzigane
  • Performer: Gordan Nikolic (Violin)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Running Time: 9 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1924

>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Running Time: 16 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899