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Boston SO, Charles Munch - Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works (1962/2006) Japanese Blu-Spec CD, 2009

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Boston SO, Charles Munch - Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works (1962/2006) Japanese Blu-Spec CD, 2009

Claude Debussy: Prélude À L'Après-Midi D'Un Faune; Nocturnes; Printemps
Maurice Ravel: La Valse; Boléro
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Charles Munch, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: BMG Japan | # BVCC 20008 | Time: 01:05:26

There could be no better introduction to the sound of the Boston Symphony, in the repertoire in which it became most famous, than this French collection with Charles Munch. Sometimes wild and unpredictable in concert performances, Munch's conducting here is both visceral yet elegant, full of mystery when called for and unbridled in its passion at other times. 1962 Recordings.

Myung-Whun Chung - Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (2005)

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Myung-Whun Chung - Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (2005)

Myung-Whun Chung - Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (2005)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 206 MB | 55:15
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

In this 2006 recording of Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé, Myung-Whun Chung leading the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France turns in a lithe, lean, limber, and lovely performance – but not ultimately a persuasive performance. Described by the composer as a "Symphonie chorégraphique," Daphnis et Chloé is not just another brilliantly colorful, appealingly tuneful, and irresistibly rhythmic work in Ravel's canon; it is also by far his most dramatically cohesive and formally unified large-scale work. These were the crucial qualities the great performances of the past – Cluytens, Monteux, and Martinon – had in equal measure.

Fatma Said - El Nour (2020)

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Fatma Said - El Nour (2020)

Fatma Said - El Nour (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 240 Mb | Total time: 64:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 9029523360 | Recorded: 2019

The young Egyptian soprano Fatma Said, praised for the luminosity and rich colours of her voice, makes her recording debut for Warner Classics with El Nour. Her enticing and absorbing recital programme crosses cultures, combining art songs by French, Spanish and Egyptian composers with Egyptian folk songs and popular songs from the Middle East. As she explains, “‘El Nour’ in Arabic means ‘the light’, and this album sheds light on how music that has been interpreted many times can be perceived in a different light. The idea is to connect three cultures – Arabic, French and Spanish – and to show how much, despite cultural, geographical and historical differences, they have in common when it comes to music”.

Vienna Piano Trio - Ravel, Chausson: Piano Trios (2019)

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Vienna Piano Trio - Ravel, Chausson: Piano Trios (2019)

Vienna Piano Trio - Ravel, Chausson: Piano Trios (2019)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 231 MB | 59:00
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold

Airy, transparent, light as a feather - if any composer’s music answers to these attributes, then it is that of Maurice Ravel, including his Piano Trio, even if this work too has its more serious moments. On its newest Super Audio CD the Vienna Piano Trio brings together this marvellously unique achievement and a very differently gripping trio by Ernest Chausson - a fascinating contrast and one most beautifully celebrated by our Vienna threesome.

Monique Haas plays Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel (2007) 6CD Box Set

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Monique Haas plays Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel (2007) 6CD Box Set

Monique Haas plays Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel (2007) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.54 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 965 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato/Warner Classics | # 2564 69967-2 | Time: 07:11:32

French pianist Monique Haas recorded the piano works of Debussy and Ravel twice, once in the late '50s and early '60s for Deutsche Grammophon and again in the late '60s and early '70s for Erato. The later recordings are released here in this six disc set from Warner Classics. As on the earlier set, Haas' performances are elegantly stylish, technically impeccable, consummately musical, and quintessentially French. Pick any piece by either composer at random, and you'll see. Try her bright but sensual Suite Bergamasque with its ravishing Clair de lune or her brilliant and visionary Études with their astounding concluding Pour les accords. Or try her recklessly virtuosic Gaspard de la nuit with its frightening Scarbo or her sweetly swaying Valses nobles et sentimentales with its heartrending Épilogue. There are only two meaningful differences between Haas' recordings: in the earlier performance, she is more passionate and impetuous while in the later performances she is more measured and thoughtful.

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

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

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.

Beatrice Rana - Ravel: Miroirs, La Valse; Stravinsky: Petrushka, The Firebird (2019)

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Beatrice Rana - Ravel: Miroirs, La Valse; Stravinsky: Petrushka, The Firebird (2019)

Beatrice Rana - Ravel: Miroirs, La Valse; Stravinsky: Petrushka, The Firebird (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 200 Mb | Total time: 72:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 9029541109 | Recorded: 2019

Beatrice Rana, in the words of the New York Times, is a pianist who "has ferocious technique but is distinguished by her musical intelligence." Here she plays virtuosic, poetic works that evoke the creative ferment of Paris in the transitional early years of the 20th century: piano transcriptions of Stravinsky's iridescent ballet scores The Firebird and Petrushka, and Ravel's Miroirs and La Valse.

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Music (1993) 2CD

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Music (1993) 2CD

Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Music (1993) 2CD
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Bernard Haitink, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 617 Mb | Scans ~ 57 Mb | Time: 02:21:11
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips Classics | # 438 745-2

Bernard Haitink's classically clear and direct approach combines élan, elasticity and, where appropriate, tremendous rhythmic punch – his readings of Boléro and La valse are volatile, yet thrillingly disciplined to the last. He brings a natural compulsion to the languorous eroticism of Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2, while his idiomatic handling of the earliest (and slightest) of these works, the Menuet antique and familiar Pavane pour une infante défunte, is equally beguiling. Haitink's painstaking attention to fine orchestral detail adds refined distinction to his Valses nobles et sentimentales and crystalline delicacy to both Le tombeau de Couperin and the more elusive Ma mère l'oye. There are few more vibrantly evocative, or palpably exciting versions of the Rapsodie espagnole and Alborada del gracioso. Don't be in the least surprised, however, if the phenomenal sound quality prompts an incredulous second glance at the recording dates quoted in the booklet!

Párkányí Quartet - Ravel, Debussy: String Quartets (2004)

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Párkányí Quartet - Ravel, Debussy: String Quartets (2004)

Párkányí Quartet - Ravel, Debussy: String Quartets (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 267 Mb | Total time: 56:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD/DSD 250 208 | Recorded: 2003

This record is dedicated to the frequent association of two French scores, gems from "la Belle Epoque" (more or less the Edwardian Era), played by a string quartet which, following their mentor Sandor Vegh's example, is undertaking a new career : after a first and brilliant appearance (1976-84) under the name of Orlando, the quartet is back as Párkányí Quartet, from the name of the Hungarian born "primarius", István Párkányí. Only one member was changed, the cellist Michael Müller replacing Stefan Metz.

Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2018 (2019) [Blu-Ray]

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Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2018 (2019) [Blu-Ray]

Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2018 (2019) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 33953 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 85 min | 31,6 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 6400 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 85 min | 8,19 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 96.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 96.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

The Berliner Philharmoniker’s New Year’s Eve concert 2018 is conducted by Daniel Barenboim, who looks back on a close artistic partnership with the Berliner Philharmoniker spanning over five decades. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s festive Piano Concerto in D Major, a work of sparkling beauty and nuanced expression opens the concert. The glamourous evening also includes four famous works by Maurice Ravel, which create an impressive synthesis of elegance and originality, with the breathtaking Boléro as the final highlight.

Lilya Zilberstein - Claude Debussy: Pour le Piano, Estampes; Maurice Ravel: Miroirs, Sonatine, Jeux d'eau (1994) [Re-Up]

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Lilya Zilberstein - Claude Debussy: Pour le Piano, Estampes; Maurice Ravel: Miroirs, Sonatine, Jeux d'eau (1994) [Re-Up]

Lilya Zilberstein - Claude Debussy: Pour le Piano; Estampes
Maurice Ravel: Miroirs; Sonatine; Jeux d'eau (1994)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 439 927-2 | Time: 01:13:55

Lilya Zilberstein has already taken on some of the virtuoso pillars of the repertoire for DG—Brahms's Paganini Variations, the Mussorgsky Pictures, Rachmaninov's Third Concerto and so it is fascinating to hear her in music of a more subtle evocation and delicacy. And although her Debussy and Ravel are hardly consistent or to the manner born, they are rarely less than individual or distinguished. Like other Russian pianists before her she places greater emphasis on the music's sensuous and expressive warmth than on its formal clarity. Her response to say, ''Le soiree dans Grenade'' (from Estampes) is richly coloured and inflected (a reminder, perhaps, of Falla's awe of Debussy's Hispanicism) and in ''Jardins sous la pluie'' her virtuosity evokes a coldly drenched and windswept garden its flowers momentarily bejewelled by passing sunlight. She is also highly successful in the more objective patterning of Pour le piano, making the opening Prelude's fortissimo chording and shooting-star glissandos resonate with unusual power.

Dong-Suk Kang, Pascal Devoyon - Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Poulenc: Violin Sonatas (1989)

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Dong-Suk Kang, Pascal Devoyon - Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Poulenc: Violin Sonatas (1989)

Dong-Suk Kang, Pascal Devoyon - Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Poulenc: Violin Sonatas (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:50 | 276 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8550276

This CD gives you a little slice of the restoration and development of quintessential French chamber music that gained momentum in the late 19th century and peaked around 1900 - the Golden Era of French art, music and culture. In opposition to the latest fads from Germany (Wagner's giantatism) and overzelous Parisian operas, the luminous pioneers of this vital movement in Paris were Frank, Faure, Saint Saens, Ravel, Massenet, Chausson and later the more modern "impressionist", Claude Debussy.

Frieder Bernius, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Hohes Lied: Daniel-Lesur, Ravel, Debussy, Fasch, Schumann (2009)

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Frieder Bernius, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Hohes Lied: Daniel-Lesur, Ravel, Debussy, Fasch, Schumann (2009)

Frieder Bernius, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Hohes Lied: Daniel-Lesur, Ravel, Debussy, Fasch, Schumann (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 232 Mb | Total time: 65:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | 83.222 | Recorded: 2004, 2007

In this Carus release, Frieder Bernius leads soloists from Kammerchor Stuttgart in a selection of transcriptions by Clytus Gottwald and original compositions for chorus subdivided into multiple parts, in this case, up to 16 parts. The arrangements, here of songs originally for solo voice and piano, demonstrate Gottwald's mastery of this niche genre; he has also made remarkably effective choral transcriptions of chamber music and work for full orchestra. The arrangements, of songs by Ravel, Debussy, and Schumann, work beautifully as choral music, even as independent compositions, considered apart from their sources.

Trio Machiavelli - Ravel: Piano Trio; Chausson: Piano Quartet (2020)

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Trio Machiavelli - Ravel: Piano Trio; Chausson: Piano Quartet (2020)

Trio Machiavelli - Ravel: Piano Trio; Chausson: Piano Quartet (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 259 Mb | Total time: 61:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | BER 0301417 | Recorded: 2019

In her first chamber music album Claire Huangci- together with Solenne Païdassi, violin Adrien Boisseau, viola and Tristan Cornut, cello- devotes herself to two works by Maurice Ravel and Ernest Chausson. As the debut album of Trio Machiavelli and Adrien Bosseau as support for Chausson, this album is a calling card that is worth seeing. Claire Huangci, the young American pianist of Chinese descent and 2018 Geza Anda Competition first prize and Mozart prize winner, has succeeded in establishing herself as a highly respected artist, captivating audiences with her "radiant virtuosity, artistic sensitivity, keen interactive sense and subtle auditory dramaturgy" (Salzburger Nachrichten). Her unusually diverse repertoire, in which she also takes up rarely performed works, is illustrative of her remarkable versatility.

Andreas Haefliger, Susanna Mälkki, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Ammann, Ravel, Bartók: Piano Concertos (2020)

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Andreas Haefliger, Susanna Mälkki, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Ammann, Ravel, Bartók: Piano Concertos (2020)

Andreas Haefliger, Susanna Mälkki, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Ammann, Ravel, Bartók: Piano Concertos (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 299 Mb | Total time: 75:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | BIS-SACD-2310 | Recorded: 2019

When Andreas Haefliger conceived this unusual combination of concertos it was with the aim of putting into perspective three pieces, each a unique and highly expressive highlight from the composers’ output. That Maurice Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand and Béla Bartók’s Third Piano Concerto fulfilled the requirements was a given: towards the end of his life Bartók wrote his most lyrically expressive concerto while Ravel, inspired by the qualities of the left hand register, wrote a piece full of dark yearning and grotesquely fauvistic dances.