Les Siècles continue their Ravel complete version.
On this new recording, a colourful programme:
RAVEL, Ma Mère l’Oye
RAVEL, Shéhérazade Ouverture de féérie
RAVEL, Le Tombeau de Couperin
When Ravel orchestrated his works, the scoring emerged with total spontaneity, for he had already worked out his orchestral colors with immense care at the piano. His fascination with the Orient, the fantastic, poetic homages, the enthralling world of childhood – everything here is suffused with subtle refinement. His use of forms inherited from the 18th century is heard in his choice of sonorities suited for storytelling. These performances of Ma mère l’Oye, Shéhérazade and Le Tombeau de Couperin from Fançois-Xavier Roth and the Les Siècles forces recreate Ravel’s magical world.