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  BIS-1850 SACD
  Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (complete ballet), Pavane - Nézet-Séguin
  Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (complete ballet); Pavane pour une infante défunte

Juliette Hurel, solo flute (Daphnis)
Martin van de Merwe, solo horn (Pavane)
Netherlands Radio Choir
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Nezet-Seguin)
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  Classical - Orchestral
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Review by JJ July 11, 2015 (4 of 6 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:    
This SACD devoted to the famous ballet by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Daphnis and Chloé, offers a rich vision of that which characterizes his music for orchestra: instrumental tone. As states Michel Parouty so rightly: “For Ravel, to orchestrate is to reveal the musical idea under its most luminous angle, without excess, without overload; it is to diversify colors and bring out the individuality of each; from which his extreme attention paid to the various groups of percussion, the subtle nuances of the winds, the glissandos, the tremolos, the divided chords. It is in this way that Ravel is really modern, not only in his own works but in those of other composers he orchestrated with genius, of which the most famous remains the Tableaux d’une Exposition by Mussorgsky.” Conducting the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra masterfully, Yannick Nézet-Séguin is in perfect accord with the works played. His vision is a sonic enchantment at each moment that one would like to hold on to a bit longer in order to savor its heady perfumes. He has the grace of an artist in the making, proposing purely and simply the modern reference of Daphnis and Chloé.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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Works: 2  

Maurice Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé, M. 57
Maurice Ravel - Pavane pour une infante défunte, M. 19