Ravel: Boléro; Daphnis & Chloé Suite No. 2; Pavane pour une infante défunte ()

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Ravel: Boléro; Daphnis & Chloé Suite No. 2; Pavane pour une infante défunte - Saint Louis Symphony Chorus (choir, chorus); Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin (conductor)
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  1. Boléro, ballet for orchestra, M. 81
  2. Pavane pour une infante défunte, for piano (or orchestra), M. 19
  3. Daphnis et Chloé, suite No. 2 for orchestra, M. 57b
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To some a brilliant tour de force of orchestration and to others an overplayed warhorse of little musical merit, Boléro is Ravel's most polarizing work. Yet it continues to appeal to listeners through its simple and direct plan -- an insistently repeated melody over a hypnotic rhythm in triple meter all building in one sustained crescendo for 16 minutes -- and for all of Ravel's complaints about the piece's inordinate popularity, it has endured as a dance and concert favorite. Daphnis & Chloé, which Ravel regarded as his ...

Ravel: Boléro; Daphnis & Chloé Suite No. 2; Pavane pour une infante défunte 2003, Telarc Distribution

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