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thu 21 apr 2022 12:00 
Composer: Maurice Ravel

The unknown Ravel – 3. Vocal works

Today brings the third instalment in a series on the music of Maurice Ravel, particularly his lesser-known compositions. Today we focus on a number of his vocal works, including the cantata ‘Alyssa’, with which he unsuccessfully competed for the 1903 Prix de Rome.

Playlist

Maurice Ravel

  1. La Nuit, M.33. Gaële Le Roi, soprano; Choeur & Orchestre de Paris-Sorbonne conducted by Jacques Grimbert
  2. Matinée de Provence, M.37. Brigitte Desnoues, soprano; Choeur & Orchestre de Paris-Sorbonne conducted by Jacques Grimbert
  3. Maurice Ravel: L’Aurore, M.45. Marc Duguay, tenor; Choeur & Orchestre de Paris-Sorbonne conducted by Jacques Grimbert
  4. Alyssa (cantata for soprano, tenor, baritone and orchestra), M.38. Véronique Gens, soprano; Yann Beuron, tenor; Ludovic Tézier, baritone; Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse conducted by Michel Plasson
  5. Chants populaires, M.A17. Victoria de los Angeles, soprano; Gonzalo Soriano, piano
  6. Manteau de fleurs, M.39. Sabine Devieilhe, soprano; Alexandre Tharaud, piano
  7. Sur l’herbe, M.53. Sabine Devieilhe, soprano; Alexandre Tharaud, piano
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