Ravel: Concertos pour piano; Mélodies

Ravel: Concertos pour piano; Mélodies

HMM 902612 (harmonia mundi, CD)

FIRST RELEASE (20 May 2022)

Playing time: 73'54"
Tracks: 14
Booklet pages: 36
℗ 2022 harmonia mundi musique sas
© 2022 harmonia mundi musique sas
Main country of recording: France
Country of manufacture: Netherlands
Reviewer: Geoff Pearce
Review of Ravel: Concertos pour piano; Mélodies published on 13 June 2022

Stéphane Degout, baritone (tracks 4-8, 10-12 and 14)
Cédric Tiberghien, piano (Pleyel 'Grand patron', 1892)
Les Siècles (tracks 1-3 and 13)
François-Xavier Roth, conductor (tracks 1-3 and 13)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937):

Piano Concerto in G
1 Allegramente
2 Adagio assai
3 Presto

Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
4 Chanson romanesque
5 Chanson épique
6 Chanson à boire

Deux Mélodies hébraïques
7 Kaddish
8 L'énigme éternelle

9 Pavane pour une infante défunte

Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
10 Soupir
11 Placet futile
12 Surgi de la croupe et du bond

13 Concerto for the left hand in D

14 Sainte

Recorded December 2020 at the Grand Salle Pierre Boulez (Concertos) and September 2021 at Le Studio (Mélodies and Pavane) at the Philharmonie, Paris, France.

Using the unique timbres of their period instruments to the full alongside a superb Pleyel piano of 1892, François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles explore some of Ravel's major works. With Cédric Tiberghien and Stéphane Degout, two of the finest specialists in this repertory, this disc provides an opportunity to hear many aspects of Ravel's colourful, kaleidoscopic world, from the youthful Pavane to the testamentary cycle Don Quichotte à Dulcinée.