Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Orchestral Works (2022) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Orchestral Works (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:23:45 minutes | 1,32 GB | Genre: Classical
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Following their second BBC Music Magazine Award (for Respighi’s Roman Trilogy) and universal praise for their first concert (at the BBC Proms in 2021), Sinfonia of London and John Wilson turn to the orchestral works of Ravel for this their sixth studio album. Not only an outstanding pianist and one of France’s greatest composers, Maurice Ravel is acclaimed as one of the greatest orchestrators of all time. His unique ability to conjure the widest possible range of colours and textures from the orchestral palette is amply demonstrated on this album. The programme opens with La Valse, conceived as a snapshot of 1850s Vienna. The continuous sequence of waltzes becomes increasingly insistent until the sound is almost utterly overwhelming. Other ballets also feature – Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) and the notorious Boléro, both recorded here for the first time in their complete original versions. Ravel’s orchestrations of his own piano works complete the programme: Valses nobles et sentimentales, Pavane pour une infante défunte, and Alborada del gracioso, which demonstrates both Ravel’s fascination with Spanish sounds and culture and the sheer virtuosity of orchestral playing of Sinfonia of London.

Tracklist:
1. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: La Valse, M. 72 (11:41)
2. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye, M. 62: I. Prelude (03:07)
3. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye, M. 62: II. Premier Tableau (03:25)
4. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye, M. 62: III. Deuxième Tableau (03:28)
5. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye, M. 62: IV. Troisième Tableau (04:41)
6. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye, M. 62: V. Quatrième Tableau (04:47)
7. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye, M. 62: VI. Cinquième Tableau (04:43)
8. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye, M. 62: VII. Apothéose (03:51)
9. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Alborada del gracioso, M. 43c (07:08)
10. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte, M. 19a (06:16)
11. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Vales nobles et sentimentales, M. 61a: I. Modéré (01:18)
12. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Vales nobles et sentimentales, M. 61a: II. Assez lent (02:39)
13. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Vales nobles et sentimentales, M. 61a: III. Modéré (01:56)
14. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Vales nobles et sentimentales, M. 61a: IV. Assez animé (01:02)
15. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Vales nobles et sentimentales, M. 61a: V. Presque lent (01:19)
16. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Vales nobles et sentimentales, M. 61a: VI. Assez vif (00:48)
17. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Vales nobles et sentimentales, M. 61a: VII. Moins vif – Un peu retenu (02:45)
18. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Vales nobles et sentimentales, M. 61a: VIII. Épilogue (04:01)
19. Sinfonia of London & John Wilson – Ravel: Boléro, M. 81 (14:42)

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