L'Heure espagnole, Valses nobles et sentimentales

Composers: Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Peter Maag
Soloist: Eric Tappy, Andrée Aubery Luchini, Pierre Mollet, Michel Sénéchal, Derrick Olsen
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica RAI di Torino, Orchestra Sinfonica RAI di Milano
Genre:
Label: Archives
Booklet with lyrics/libretto: yes
CDs / Unit: 1
Cat-Nr.: 43040-2
Total Time: 63:13
Recordingdate: 05/1962-3/1969
Technologie: Remastered 24bit/96kHz
Release Date: Mai 04

Description

Maag was the student of a true Ravel-admirer such as Ernest Ansermet, and his recordings by RAI reflect his exceptional feel for this music.

In the 1950's and 1960's, RAI organised great concerts with all of the most important soloists and conductors performing at the time. The Diptychon of the two small Ravel-operas was entrusted to Maag, who at the time could already look back on an extensive collaboration with the orchestras of the Italian broadcasting company. The chorale of singers included the best which French opera had to offer at the time.

Two events occurred which were truly unique and became unrepeatable due to the combination of this stroke of good fortune. Voices were included which at the time were already well-known from Ravel's music, such as Michel Sénéchal, Colette Herzog and Philippe Mollet; furthermore, there were other singers who stood at the beginning of a brilliant career, such as Mady Mesplé (in three parts of Enfant et les Sortilèges) as well as Eric Tappy (Gonzalve in L’Heure espagnole); and there were voices who had arisen through the world of French opera like a comet, such as Andrée Aubery Luchini, who at that particular moment fitted into their parts perfectly.

That the Italian radio placed great importance on these recordings is reflected by the fact that a special stereophonic recording technique was used both for L’Heure espagnole in Turin, as well as for L’enfant et les Sortilèges in Rome. Particularly in Turin, new tape machines and tube-microphones were tested on this occasion, which, after restoration of the original tape, presented quite surprising sonic results for a recording of that time. No listener would believe this recording is 40 years old! The recording is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and accomplished.

Table of MP3 Tracks

No. Tracktitle Tracktime Price put into basket  
Disc 1
1
Introduction
L`heure espagnole
02.48 0,99 €
2
Scene 1: Senor Torquemada, horloger de Tolede?
L`Heure espagnole
01.51 0,99 €
3
Scene 2: Totor!
L`Heure espagnole
01.56 0,99 €
4
Scene 3: Il reste, voilà bien ma chance!
L`Heure espagnole
02.17 0,99 €
5
Scene 4: Il était temps, voici Gonzalve!
L`Heure espagnole
02.55 0,99 €
6
Scene 5: Cest fai, l`horloge est à sa place
L`Heure espagnole
01.28 0,99 €
7
Scene 6: Maintenant pas de temps à perdre!
L`Heure espagnole
01.30 0,99 €
8
Scene 7: Salut à la belle horlogère!
L`Heure espagnole
01.47 0,99 €
9
Scene 8: Voilà!... Et maintenant à l`autre!...
L`Heure espagnole
01.17 0,99 €
10
Scene 9: Èvidemment, elle me congédie
L`Heure espagnole
02.04 0,99 €
11
Scene 10: Voilà ce que j`appelle une femme charmante
L`Heure espagnole
02.09 0,99 €
12
Scene 11: Monsieur, ah! Monsieur!
L`Heure espagnole
00.34 0,99 €
13
Scene 12: Enfin, il part!
L`Heure espagnole
02.55 0,99 €
14
Scene 13: Voilà l`objet!
L`Heure espagnole
01.08 0,99 €
15
Scene 14: Ah! vous, n`est-ce pas, preste! leste!
L`Heure espagnole
01.28 0,99 €
16
Scene 15: En dépit de cette inhumaine
L`Heure espagnole
01.39 0,99 €
17
Scene 16: Voilà ce que j`appelle une femme charmante!
L`Heure espagnole
02.27 0,99 €
18
Scene 17: Oh! La pitoyable aventure!
L`Heure espagnole
02.44 0,99 €
19
Scene 18: Voilà!... Et maintenant, Senora je suis pret
L`Heure espagnole
01.24 0,99 €
20
Scene 19: Mon ceil anxieux interroge
L`Heure espagnole
03.52 0,99 €
21
Scene 20: Il n`est, pour l`horloger, de joie égale
L`Heure espagnole
02.12 0,99 €
22
Scene 21: Pardieu, déménageur
L`Heure espagnole
04.19 0,99 €
23
I - Modéré
Valses nobles et sentimentales
Composer: Maurice Ravel
01.24 0,99 €
24
II - Assez lent
Valses nobles et sentimentales
Composer: Maurice Ravel
02.21 0,99 €
25
III - Modéré
Valses nobles et sentimentales
Composer: Maurice Ravel
01.50 0,99 €
26
IV - Assez animé
Valses nobles et sentimentales
Composer: Maurice Ravel
01.26 0,99 €
27
V - Presque lent
Valses nobles et sentimentales
Composer: Maurice Ravel
01.15 0,99 €
28
VI - Assez vif
Valses nobles et sentimentales
Composer: Maurice Ravel
01.02 0,99 €
29
VII - Monis vif
Valses nobles et sentimentales
Composer: Maurice Ravel
03.09 0,99 €
30
VIII - Epilogue: lent
Valses nobles et sentimentales
Composer: Maurice Ravel
03.32 0,99 €

Reviews:

MUSICA (10.02.2006)


"Ottimo"

Crescendo Belgium (09.11.2004)


"This undeniable success is challenged by a very well prepared cast ... an excellent recording"

Crescendo Belgium (F) (09.11.2004)


A cette indeniéable réussite concourt une distribution bien rodée ... excellent enregistrement"

Pizzicato (F) (13.10.2004)


Pizzicato (13.10.2004)


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