How Ravel Orchestrated

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Ravel: Bolero; Debussy: La Mer; Mussorgsky; Pictures (1995/2015) [24/96]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Ravel: Bolero; Debussy: La Mer; Mussorgsky: Pictures (1995/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:49 minutes | 1.43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

„Here are examples of 'The Karajan Effect' at its most positive, and sounding, in these new transfers, fractionally more open, focused and fresh than before, with the billowing bass moderated and the dynamic range extended. Along with Karajan's own imaginative deployment of orchestral colour (to take one example: the extra gong with barely damped striker at the end of Pictures), the Berlin Jesus-Christus Kirche acoustics of these 1964-6 recordings add their own wonderful coloration and atmosphere (dark and cavernous at appropriate moments in Pictures).

Nezet-Seguin / Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (2015)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Oct. 3, 2015
Nezet-Seguin / Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (2015)

Nezet-Seguin / Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 206 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 178 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1850

Maurice Ravel was commissioned to write a score based on the ancient Greek story of Daphnis and Chloe in 1909 by the ballet impresario Serge Diaghilev. He decided to compose 'a huge musical fresco, concerned less with archaism than with faithfulness to the Greece of my dreams'. Daphnis et Chloé, which Stravinsky later described as 'not only Ravel’s best work, but one of the most beautiful products of all French music', is here performed by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, a team with the best possible credentials for realizing the full spectrum of this sumptuous music – from the idyllic evocation of dawn in Lever du jour to the orgiastic Danse générale which closes the work. If Daphnis et Chloé is one of Ravel’s most highly regarded works, his Pavane pour une infante défunte is one of the most popular. The brief piano piece from 1899 was orchestrated by the composer in 1910, while he was working on Daphnis. Its profound melancholy has caught the imagination of listeners ever since.
Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonatas (2011) (Repost)

Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonatas (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:05 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10667

The violin and piano sonatas of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel draw on foreign idioms: gypsy music in Debussy's case and African-American blues in Ravel's. But they remain completely French works, spiced with something exotic, and British violinist Jennifer Pike forges interpretations that keep this in mind. Start with the "Blues" slow movement of the Ravel Violin Sonata in G major: Pike and her accompanist, Martin Roscoe, avoid exaggerating the bluesy qualities of the music and instead emphasize the odd, almost tense disconnection between violin and piano that, combined with the languid blues melodies, gives this piece its special piquancy.
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.
Andrew von Oeyen - Saint-Saëns, Ravel & Gershwin: Piano Concertos (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Andrew von Oeyen - Saint-Saëns, Ravel & Gershwin: Piano Concertos (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 & 44.1 kHz | Time - 66:02 minutes | 649 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Living as he does between Paris and Los Angeles, pianist Andrew von Oeyen is the ideal interpreter for this enticing programme: flanking Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody, it explores Franco-American cross-currents. Von Oeyen is partnered by the PFK Prague Philharmonia under its Music Director and Chief Conductor Emmanuel Villaume.
Hungarian NPO, Zoltan Kocsis, Julia Hajnoczy - Orchestrations by Zoltan Kocsis of works by Debussy and Ravel (2003)

Orchestrations by Zoltán Kocsis of works by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel (2003)
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltán Kocsis; Júlia Hajnóczy, soprano

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hungaroton | # HCD32106 | Time: 01:09:55

If anybody is, then Zoltán Kocsis is truly a musical artist in the Renaissance sense: he explores ever greater areas of his profession, and takes possession of new realms. Initially, we looked on with incomprehension, asking why as a pianist of genius, he did not devote himself exclusively to his instrument. Why was he dissipating his creative energies is so many fields: teaching, conducting, writing essays, creating concert programs, forming societies and building an orchestra – and of course, there was his composition as well. But these days, we really have to acknowledge that with Kocsis, this is not some sporting achievement, but utilising the Wagnerian term – a kind of “Gesamtkunstwerk” activity.
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.
London Symphony Orchestra & Ellen Ballon - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Ravel: Piano Concerto For The Left Hand (2017)

London Symphony Orchestra & Ellen Ballon - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Ravel: Piano Concerto For The Left Hand (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:46:14 | 106 MB
Label: Decca

The Eloquence label has restored to modern circulation many recordings of the Swiss conductor Ernest Ansermet, but few of them have been as overlooked as this pair of concertos, which are now released internationally for the first time on CD, in new digital remasterings. French music found Ansermet in his element, and he was a concerto accompanist of renowned sensitivity: ‘the slow movement is particularly sweetly felt,’ as Gramophone remarked in its March 1951 review of the Chopin F minor concerto. In his booklet note, François Hundry (author of the authoritative biography of Ansermet) remarks on the frisson and Romantic sensibility which pianist and conductor create together in this, their only partnership on record.
Kevin Jansson - Ravel, Escaich, Liszt, Rachmaninoff & Ligeti: Works for Piano (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kevin Jansson - Ravel, Escaich, Liszt, Rachmaninoff & Ligeti: Works for Piano (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:12 minutes | 1.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Kevin Jansson (born August 2000) is emerging as one of the finest musicians of his generation in Ireland. A student of Mary Beattie at the CIT Cork School of Music he has been the winner of numerous awards at competitions in both Cork and Dublin taking five first prizes in different categories at Ireland’s most prestigious classical music festival Feis Ceoil in 2015.
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