Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2 [download]
Catalogue Number LSO5114-D
Released 29th September 2023
Engineers Classic Sound Ltd
Recorded live 13th January 2016, Barbican Hall, London
Stereo FLAC 24 bit 96 kHz
Stereo ALAC 24 bit 96 kHz
Stereo MP3 320 kbps
Sir Simon Rattle, London Symphony Orchestra
In turn-of-the-century Paris, Ravel composed a ballet about ancient Greece for a Russian dance company. The result was music of fluid, diaphanous beauty, a languid drama of danger and desire. Confronting its strange, modern rhythms, the dancers are said to have chanted the name of Ballet Russes impresario ‘Ser-gei Dia-ghi-lev’ to stay on beat.
On this digital EP, Rattle lavishes care and attention on every note of Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé Suite No 2, which the composer described as a symphonie choreographique.
|Conductor||Sir Simon Rattle
|Performers||London Symphony Orchestra|
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2, M. 57b
- Lever du jour
- Danse générale