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Behzod Abduraimov - Shadows of my ancestors: Prokofiev, Ravel, Saidaminova (2024)

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Behzod Abduraimov - Shadows of my ancestors: Prokofiev, Ravel, Saidaminova (2024)

Behzod Abduraimov - Shadows of my ancestors: Prokofiev, Ravel, Saidaminova (2024)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 227 Mb | Total time: 70:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA1028 | Recorded: 2023

Whereas Prokofiev was captivated by Romeo and Juliet , Ravel had shut himself away a quarter of a century earlier in Levallois Perret to compose Gaspard de la nuit , inspired by Aloysius Bertrand's collection of poems subtitled Fantaisies à la manière de Rembrandt et de Callot . In 1973, the Uzbek composer Dilorom Saidaminova paid tribute to Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and composed The Walls of Ancient Bukhara , which offers a sonic view of the historic centre of the Central Asian city founded four or five centuries before the common era. Her compatriot Behzod Abduraimov was keen to pay tribute to this little-known composer and record her music, which, like the other two works on this album, is evocative and colourful.

Leonidas Kavakos, Peter Nagy - Maurice Ravel / George Enescu (2003)

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Leonidas Kavakos, Peter Nagy - Maurice Ravel / George Enescu (2003)

Leonidas Kavakos, Peter Nagy - Maurice Ravel / George Enescu (2003)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 380 MB | 01:17:38
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series

This record pairs two composers linked by personal and stylistic association with two performers ideally suited to their music technically and temperamentally. Both composer were attracted to gypsy music, as is shown in the works included here: one early and one late work each.

Vladimir & Vovka Ashkenazy - Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Music for Two Pianos (2009)

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Vladimir & Vovka Ashkenazy - Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Music for Two Pianos (2009)

Vladimir & Vovka Ashkenazy - Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Music for Two Pianos (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 1090 DH | Time: 01:06:01

With this disc, Vladimir Ashkenazy, celebrated for his readings of Rachmaninoff and Chopin, and his son, Vovka, take on music by Debussy and Ravel for two pianos, and the results, utterly unlike virtually anything Ashkenazy père has ever recorded before, make it a real winner. From the electric excitement of the opening En blanc et noir, through the hazy mysteries of Jeux, and the luminous colors of the Rapsodie espagnole, to the inexorable hysteria of La Valse, Ashkenazy père and fils turn in performances that match the music for poise, drive, and technical brilliance. Some might find their sonorities a bit hard-edged at points – should the opening of En blanc et noir and the close of La Valse really be hit so strongly? – but the results are so consistently thrilling that most listeners are likely to be swept away. Recorded in close but clear and vivid digital sound, this disc may not be for every Debussy and Ravel fan, but it should certainly appeal to fans of Ashkenazy.

Alice Ader - Maurice Ravel: Complete Piano Works (2012) 2CDs

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Alice Ader - Maurice Ravel: Complete Piano Works (2012) 2CDs

Alice Ader - Maurice Ravel: Complete Piano Works (2012) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 458 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 329 Mb | Scans ~ 32 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Fuga Libera | # Fug592 | Time: 02:23:44

Alice Ader’s first Debussy disc (Erato) won all the awards in the specialist press on its release twenty years ago and is still regarded as an unequalled benchmark. Now this unconventional pianist at last unveils her recording of the complete Ravel piano works. And what better moment could there be than Debussy Year to present these two hours or so of music in dialogue, en Miroirs as it were, with the œuvre of ‘Claude de France’? Ravel, the hot-blooded Swiss watchmaker, the discreet Lisztian, the mediocre pianist who made such extreme demands on his colleagues, the man of so many sublime paradoxes, deserves only the finest interpreters: those who take the time to explore his deepest recesses. Alice Ader, light-years away from the flashy gestures often encountered in this music, takes us to the very heart of one of the most secretive composers of his time.

Thomas Zehetmair, Orchestre De Chambre De Paris - Ravel & Debussy (2013)

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Thomas Zehetmair, Orchestre De Chambre De Paris - Ravel & Debussy (2013)

Thomas Zehetmair, Orchestre De Chambre De Paris - Ravel & Debussy (2013)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 308 MB | 01:05:03
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive

This is the first recording of the 45-musician Orchestre de Chambre de Paris (OCP) under the direction of famed violinist Thomas Zehetmair, who assumed the role of principal conductor and artistic advisor during the 2012/13 season. Together they present a program of French music by Ravel and Debussy. With a myriad of existing recordings of the orchestral works of Ravel and Debussy on the market, one might ask what would be the reason to pick up yet another.

Maurice Ravel The Complete Edition [14CDs] (2012)

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Maurice Ravel The Complete Edition [14CDs] (2012)

Maurice Ravel The Complete Edition [14CDs] (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3,48 Gb | Total time: 15h 59' 02'' | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 4783725 | Recorded: 1955-2010

28th December 2012 marks the 75th Anniversary of the death of Maurice Ravel, the great French composer, best-known for his beautiful melodies, orchestral & instrumental textures and mesmeric compositional effects.
Many consumers will know Ravel through his masterpieces, such as: Boléro, Pavane pour une infant défunte, Rapsodie espagnole, Gaspard de la nuit, Ma Mère l’oye, Daphnis et Chloë, Le Tombeau de Couperin and La Valse.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Pierre Boulez - Ravel: Piano Concertos (2010)

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Pierre Boulez - Ravel: Piano Concertos (2010)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Pierre Boulez - Ravel: Piano Concertos (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:49 | 278 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 14764

Two musicians frequently recognized for their passion for hard-edged modern and contemporary music take on the music of modern pioneer Maurice Ravel. The Ravel piano concertos come off as brilliant and sparkling in the hands of Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Pierre Boulez, along with the Cleveland Orchestra. Boulez and the orchestra make Ravel's orchestral writing sparkle in the Concerto for Left Hand, and in the Concerto in G they highlight not only the sassy jazz references, but also the references to Stravinsky, and do it without drawing attention away from the rest of the music.

Pierre Boulez conducts Maurice Ravel & Albert Roussel (2009) 4CD Box Set

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Pierre Boulez conducts Maurice Ravel & Albert Roussel (2009) 4CD Box Set

Pierre Boulez conducts Maurice Ravel & Albert Roussel (2009) 4CD Box Set
BBC Symphony Orchestra; The Cleveland Orchestra; Ensemble Intercontemporain
New York Philharmonic; Philippe Entremont (piano); Harold Gomberg (oboe)
Jessye Norman (soprano); Jill Gomez (soprano); José van Dam (baritone)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.14 Gb | Scans included | Time: 04:48:51
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697562292

A milestone of music making, this 4 CD boxed set collects Maurice Ravel’s lush orchestral oeuvre in a collection of defining performances conducted by Pierre Boulez. A vivid testament to the ineffable incalculable role a conductor fills in any interpretation, ‘Pierre Boulez Conducts Ravel’ includes many of Ravel’s best known compositions along with the valuable addition of less recorded and long out of print gems such as Jessye Norman’s luminous Chansons Madécasses with members of Ensemble InterContemporaín and the Piano Concerto in D major for the Left Hand, played thrillingly here by Phillipe Entremont with an inspired lights out Cleveland Orchestra. Boulez’s prowess with the music of Ravel takes many forms, robust, muscular, capable of great tenderness, inquisitive, insouciant, and this collection of almost 5 hours of music allows one to immerse completely within the rich motherlode of genius that was Maurice Ravel. Includes informative 28-page booklet.

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.

Stephane Deneve, Stuttgart RSO - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works Vol. 3 (2016)

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Stephane Deneve,  Stuttgart RSO - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works Vol. 3 (2016)

Maurice Ravel - Orchestral Works Vol. 3: Daphnis et Chloé; Valses nobles et sentimentales (2016)
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart SWR; SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart; Stéphane Denève

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: SWR/Naxos | # SWR19004CD | Time: 01:13:26

This third volume of the complete orchestral works by the great French composer Maurice Ravel features his music for the ballet Daphnis et Chloé, his longest work, written for Sergei Diaghalev’s Ballets Russes. The company gave the first performance in 1912. Ravel depicted the characters in the story with great musical delicacy, and the Stuttgart Orchestra reflects this through the attention it gives to the score’s finest nuances. Ravel secures scintillating effects from the large percussion section that he uses, a clear nod to ancient music. The Valses nobles et sentimentales were composed at the same time as the ballet, which makes it an appropriate coupling. The version for piano, clearly linked to Franz Schubert’s similarly named waltzes, was published in 1911, with the orchestral version following one year later. Again the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra gives a thrilling, first class interpretation.

Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire - Music for Two Pianos: Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Lutoslawski (1983)

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Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire - Music for Two Pianos: Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Lutoslawski (1983)

Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire - Music for Two Pianos: Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Lutoslawski (1983)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 37:18 | 150 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 6514 369

Like her other duo-recording venture with pianist Alexandre Rabinovitch, this album again demonstrates why pianist Martha Argerich is the grand dame of two-piano works. This album, with pianist Nelson Freire, offers another interpretation of the Rachmaninoff Second Suite for Two Pianos as well as a transcription of Ravel's La Valse and Lutoslawski's Variations on a Theme of Paganini. Unlike many other piano duos, Argerich and Freire are capable of drawing an amazingly convincing, almost symphonic sound out of their two instruments.

Martha Argerich - Great Works for Solo Piano: Bach, Chopin, Ravel, Schumann... (2023)

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Martha Argerich - Great Works for Solo Piano: Bach, Chopin, Ravel, Schumann... (2023)

Martha Argerich - Great Works for Solo Piano: Bach, Chopin, Ravel, Schumann… (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 825 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 481 MB
2:59:18 | Classical | Label: Warner Classics

There are very few good pianists, many average ones, and only one Martha Argerich. Born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 1941, this shooting star of the piano galaxy - who would've become a doctor had music not managed to tempt her away - has barely ever followed in anyone else's footsteps, and it works. Despite the range of her discography, there are no "intégrales", and her calendar is so eclectic it seems like she never signs a contract, if only to preserve her artistic freedom. Independent, unpredictable, impetuous, these are Martha Argerich's trademarks. Her music is both her sensuality and her family, working with a whole host of collaborators, from Daniel Barenboim to Gidon Kremer, Charles Dutoit and Stephen Kovacevich.

Hélène Grimaud - Grands Concertos: Brahms, Schumann, Strauss, Gershwin, Ravel (2011)

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Hélène Grimaud - Grands Concertos: Brahms, Schumann, Strauss, Gershwin, Ravel (2011)

Hélène Grimaud - Grands Concertos: Brahms, Schumann, Strauss, Gershwin, Ravel (2011)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 630 MB | 02:36:50
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Hélène Grimaud is a pianist who defies feminine stereotypes. Her favored repertory has been Brahms, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Schumann, and Liszt, not the less muscular music of Mozart (which she didn't perform until she was 21 or record until 2010), Poulenc, or Chopin. Grimaud's lush sound and sweeping interpretations drew comparisons to such pianists as Martha Argerich and Jorge Bolet.

Arabella Steinbacher, Robert Kulek - Faure, Poulenc, Ravel (2008)

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Arabella Steinbacher, Robert Kulek - Faure, Poulenc, Ravel (2008)

Arabella Steinbacher, Robert Kulek - Faure, Poulenc, Ravel (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 1:14:11 | 315 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Orfeo | Catalog: C 739 081 A

With the release of each new album, violinist Arabella Steinbacher proves again and again that she not only performs an impressively wide and diverse repertoire, but that she commands different facets of it with incredible precision. This installment features works for violin and piano by French composers Fauré, Poulenc, and Ravel, whose output traverses three generations of wonderfully contrasting music.

Chantal Juillet, Pascal Rogé, Truls Mork - Ravel: 3 Sonates pour Violon, Tzigane, Habanera, Berceuse (1996)

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Chantal Juillet, Pascal Rogé, Truls Mork - Ravel: 3 Sonates pour Violon, Tzigane, Habanera, Berceuse (1996)

Chantal Juillet, Pascal Rogé, Truls Mork - Ravel: 3 Sonates pour Violon, Tzigane, Habanera, Berceuse (1996)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 78:17 | 317 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: DECCA | Catalog: 475 486-2

This excellent disc brings together, as far as I know, all of Ravel's chamber music for the violin with various one-instrument accompaniment (and in the case of the sonata for violin and cello not merely accompaniment). It is, quite simply, a delight from beginning to end. To start with the shorter works, the Kaddisch and Berceuse are poignantly played and the Habanera is lightly and subtly varied in texture and color. Juillet's singing, smooth tone is as deliciously perfect as I could possibly imagine, and the playing is, even more importantly, exquisitely phrased.