How Ravel Orchestrated

Quatuor Morphing - Ravel & Mendelssohn (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Quatuor Morphing - Ravel & Mendelssohn (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 48:07 minutes | 820 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

„I wanted to create an instrument that, by the character of it’s voice, was similar to string instruments, but with a great deal more force and intensity."

Quatuor Morphing - Ravel & Mendelssohn (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 16, 2017
Quatuor Morphing - Ravel & Mendelssohn (2017)

Quatuor Morphing - Ravel & Mendelssohn (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:48:12 | 116 MB
Label: Klarthe

In May 2011, these four friends won the 1st Prize of the prestigious Osaka Chamber Music Competition. The Morphing Quartet also won the 1st Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Illzach, and obtained a master 's degree in chamber music at the Paris Conservatoire National Superior de Musique in the class of David Walter, with the mention Très bien à l' unanimity with the congratulations of the jury. They are awarded the "Banque Populaire" and "Cziffra" foundations in 2013.

Women as Wartime Rapists: Beyond Sensation and Stereotyping  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at Oct. 10, 2017
Women as Wartime Rapists: Beyond Sensation and Stereotyping

Women as Wartime Rapists: Beyond Sensation and Stereotyping (Perspectives on Political Violence) by Laura Sjoberg
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0814729274, 0814771408 | 320 pages | EPUB | 3,2 MB
Les Siècles, Ensemble Aedes & François-Xavier Roth - Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (Live) (2017)

Les Siècles, Ensemble Aedes & François-Xavier Roth - Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (Live) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 239.69 Mb | 55:01 | Scans included
Classical, Orchestral | Label: Harmonia Mundi (HMM 905280)

'The arrival of an orchestra like Les Siècles on the harmonia mundi label is entirely logical: ever since it was founded by François-Xavier Roth in 2003, its musicians (mostly belonging to the new generation) have succeeded in placing several centuries of musical creation in perspective by playing the works they tackle on precisely the instruments used at the time of their premiere – without the slightest concession. The result is quite simple dazzling: never, since it was first heard, has Daphnis et Chloé displayed such a shimmering sound, revealing an infinity of details without ever losing sight of the subtle beauty of the most French of the great ‘Ballets Russes’.‘At this moment in the history of music, Ravel raised the French “Impressionist” orchestral style to a sort of apogee – in a sense it is the last great comédie-ballet in the history of French music’ (François-Xavier Roth).
Mikko Franck & Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France - Ravel & Debussy (Live) (2017)

Mikko Franck & Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France - Ravel & Debussy (Live)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 78:37 min | 424 MB
Label: Erato – 9029589692 | Tracks: 35 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Vocal, Orchestral

Recorded live in Paris, two contrasting music dramas on the theme of an errant child, written by two supreme French composers and performed by a starry line-up of francophone singers. Mikko Franck, in his role as Music Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducts Debussy’s L’Enfant prodigue, starring Roberto Alagna and Karina Gauvin, and Ravel’s L'Enfant et les sortilèges, with Nathalie Stutzmann and Sabine Devieilhe among the singers surrounding Chloé Briot in the role of the Child.
Steven Osborne, BBC SSO, Ludovic Morlot - Ravel: Piano Concertos; Falla Nights in the gardens of Spain (2017)

Steven Osborne, BBC SSO, Ludovic Morlot - Ravel: Piano Concertos; Falla Nights in the gardens of Spain (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover, d.booklet | 212 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 154 mb
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records - CDA68148

Martha Argerich’s Ravel G major was for so long a reference recording that it’s easy to forget how idiosyncratic it actually is. I wouldn’t actually blame anyone who found it too garish in its colouring, with its volatility giving diminishing returns and its rubato too predictably appassionato for a sensibility as dapper as Ravel’s. Such a person might well find exactly what they want in Steven Osborne’s account, which is masterful in its own way but essentially self-effacing.
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:22 minutes | 939 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

When Maurice Ravel in 1909 was commissioned by the ballet impresario Serge Diaghilev to write a score based on the ancient Greek novel Daphnis and Chloe, he decided to compose 'a huge musical fresco, concerned less with archaism than with faithfulness to the Greece of my dreams'. Three years later, when Daphnis et Chloé was first performed by the Ballets Russes, it had indeed grown into Ravel’s longest work, playing for about an hour and requiring a large orchestra with an extended percussion section, not to mention a choir.
Martha Argerich - Live From Concertgebouw 78-79: Schumann, Ravel (1999) [Japan 2011] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Martha Argerich - Live From Concertgebouw 78-79: Schumann/Ravel (1999) [Japan 2011]
SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:16 minutes | Basic Covers | 1,44 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Basic Covers | 999 MB
Duisburger Philharmoniker, Jonathan Darlington - Jolivet, Ravel, Debussy (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Duisburger Philharmoniker, Jonathan Darlington - Jolivet, Ravel, Debussy (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:42 minutes | 620 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The inspirations are very differing: music from outside Europe, an anthology of poems and a painting inspired the composers André Jolivet, Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy to some of their most important works.
Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg: Johannes Brahms, Sergey Rachmaninov, Franz Schubert, Maurice Ravel (2009)

Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg (2009)
Johannes Brahms - Sergey Rachmaninov - Franz Schubert - Maurice Ravel

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 8570 | Time: 01:12:25

Pianists Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire are stupendous virtuosos, and there's nothing in this recording of their 2009 Salzburg recital of staggeringly difficult works they cannot play. They know each other so well as old duo piano partners that their playing is stunning in its unity, but their distinctive individuality also comes across. What's most impressive about this recital is how completely Argerich and Freire have made this music their own. Brahms' Haydn Variations sound freer and fresher, more playful, and more profound than ever. Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances are thrillingly rhapsodic, rapturous, and dramatic. Schubert's Grand Rondeau is more lyrical, intimate, and graceful than usual, and Ravel's La Valse more ecstatic and apocalyptically over-the-top frightening than in any comparable recordings, including Argerich's own earlier releases. Captured in wonderfully clear yet wholly present digital sound, the performances on this disc will be compulsory listening for anyone who loves music, any music.