Valery Gergiev

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Pavane pour une infante défunte, Boléro

LSO0693 SACD

Ravel Daphnis et Chloé, Pavane pour une infante défunte, Boléro

Ravel Daphnis et Chloé, Pavane pour une infante défunte, Boléro

Valery Gergiev conductor

Nominated for ICMA Award 2012
Discs of the Month
***** / ***** Fono Forum (Germany)

'Gergiev conjures up an intoxicatingly languorous soundworld'
Classic FM Magazine
(UK)

The iTunes version of this album includes an exclusive video performance of Ravel's Bolero recorded at the Barbican. Visit iTunes to find out more

Ravel's ballet Daphnis et Chloé is essentially an extended tone poem, suffused with luscious orchestral colours, portraying the passion of the two protagonists for each other. By contrast, Pavane pour une infante défunte harks back to the simplicity of the eighteenth-century music of Rameau, whilst Boléro is a fiery showpiece, highlighting the Spanish influences that pervade a number of Ravel’s works.

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Reviews

Discs of the Month ***** / ***** Fono Forum (Germany)

'the work [Daphnis and Chloe] is in the orchestra's blood. Valery Gergiev's combination of attention to detail and grasp of long-term architecture allied to a splendid surround sound recording make this a very enticing prospect. The strings sweep and swoon magnificently, the numerous woodwind solos are rarely less than sublime, while the brass manage both statuesque mobility in the panoramic vistas, and bracing punch in the general dances, ably supported by crackling percussion' BBC Music Magazine (UK)

'Gergiev generates a frisson in everything he conducts ... This Daphnis with the London Symphony Orchestra has everything one could want – atmosphere, languor, superb wind playing. Gergiev generates more high-voltage drama than rival versions' Financial Times (UK)

'Gergiev certainly adds to his laurels with a fantastic conducting job here - bringing out the color and dynamics while highlighting every small detail. With his control of the orchestra he makes every bar a real event' Audiophile Audition (US)

'The most striking thing about these fine performances is their seductive combination of tonal warmth and sparkling virtuoso finesse ... Gergiev conjures up an intoxicatingly languorous soundworld' Classic FM Magazine (UK)

‘There is mystery and wonder in almost every bar ... This release is a triumph for Gergiev and the incomparable London Symphony. Bravo!’ American Record Guide (USA)

'Those like me who enjoyed this conductor's Romeo & Juliet will not be disappointed with this new recording... the orchestral detail is impressive throughout... highly recommended' Fanfare (US)

Artists

Valery Gergiev conductor
London Symphony Orchestra 

Recording Details

James Mallinson producer
Jonathan Stokes and Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd balance engineers

James Mallinson producer
Jonathan Stokes and Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd balance engineers
 
Recorded live at the Barbican Centre September - December 2009
A high density DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
 
Notes and synopsis in English/en français/auf Deutsch
 
SACD
Catalogue number  LSO0693 
UPC 822231169321

Recorded September - December 2009, Barbican, London
DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording

Notes and synopsis in English/en français/auf Deutsch

SACD
Catalogue number - LSO0693
UPC - 822231169321

 

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