Ravel

Hungarian NPO, Zoltan Kocsis, Julia Hajnoczy - Orchestrations by Zoltan Kocsis of works by Debussy and Ravel (2003)

Orchestrations by Zoltán Kocsis of works by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel (2003)
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltán Kocsis; Júlia Hajnóczy, soprano

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hungaroton | # HCD32106 | Time: 01:09:55

If anybody is, then Zoltán Kocsis is truly a musical artist in the Renaissance sense: he explores ever greater areas of his profession, and takes possession of new realms. Initially, we looked on with incomprehension, asking why as a pianist of genius, he did not devote himself exclusively to his instrument. Why was he dissipating his creative energies is so many fields: teaching, conducting, writing essays, creating concert programs, forming societies and building an orchestra – and of course, there was his composition as well. But these days, we really have to acknowledge that with Kocsis, this is not some sporting achievement, but utilising the Wagnerian term – a kind of “Gesamtkunstwerk” activity.

Alice Ader - Maurice Ravel: Complete Piano Works (2012) 2CD  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 5, 2015
Alice Ader - Maurice Ravel: Complete Piano Works (2012) 2CD

Alice Ader - Maurice Ravel: Complete Piano Works (2012) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 502 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 345 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 134 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Fuga Libera | # Fug592 | Time: 02:23:44

Alice Ader’s first Debussy disc (Erato) won all the awards in the specialist press on its release twenty years ago and is still regarded as an unequalled benchmark. Now this unconventional pianist at last unveils her recording of the complete Ravel piano works. And what better moment could there be than Debussy Year to present these two hours or so of music in dialogue, en Miroirs as it were, with the œuvre of ‘Claude de France’? Ravel, the hot-blooded Swiss watchmaker, the discreet Lisztian, the mediocre pianist who made such extreme demands on his colleagues, the man of so many sublime paradoxes, deserves only the finest interpreters: those who take the time to explore his deepest recesses. Alice Ader, light-years away from the flashy gestures often encountered in this music, takes us to the very heart of one of the most secretive composers of his time.

Moussorgski, Chostakovitch, Ravel, Stravinski - L'Orchestre de Paris (Aïche, Vassiljeva; Järvi) 2014 [HDTV 1080p]

Moussorgski, Chostakovitch, Ravel, Stravinski - L'Orchestre de Paris (Aiche, Vassiljeva; Jarvi) 2014 [HDTV 1080p]
AVC, 1920x1080p (16:9), 11.5 mbps, 25 fps | AAC 128-384 kbps, 2 ch | 01:31:49 | 7.8 GB
Classical, Orchestral | Mezzo HD | HDTV->MP4

Orchestre de Paris, conducted by Paavo Järvi, performs works by Moussorgski, Chostakovitch Ravel & Stravinski. Soloists are Philippe Aïche & Tatjana Vassiljeva. Recorded on 28th may 2014 at Friends 0f Music Society, Vienna.
Maurice Ravel - ON de France / Maazel - Bolero, La Valse & Rapsodie Espagnole (1984, CBS Masterworks # MK 37289)

Maurice Ravel - Bolero, La Valse & Rapsodie Espagnole
Orchestre National de France - Lorin Maazel
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 224 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: CBS Masterworks # MK 37289 | Country/Year: Europe 1984
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"Was Lorin Maazel und sein Orchester hier bieten, stellt an Klarheit und Präzision alles mir Bekannte in Sachen Ravel in den Schatten." ~FonoForum 6/1984
Maurice Ravel - Cincinnati SO, Lopez-Cobos - Bolero, La Valse & Other Works (1988, Telarc # CD-80171)

Maurice Ravel - Bolero, La Valse & Other Works
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra / Jesus Lopez-Cobos
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 208 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Telarc # CD-80171 | Country/Year: US 1988
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"…The recording does, in fact, have a very wide dynamic range – not much use for playing in the car, where the soft passages would be drowned by road noise, unless you have a top-of-the-range limo, and the louder sections would seriously impair your driving, like the head-banging bass sounds one hears, usually emanating from black cars with heavily tinted windows. With ironic inevitability, the moment I typed those words I was disturbed by just such a noise from a car in a traffic queue outside! Even in domestic situations it is hard to cope with such a wide range; most of us have neighbours to consider and, even with good loudspeakers, quieter passages lack presence if played at a lower volume…"
(Fr5) Les clefs de l'orchestre de Jean-François Zygel - Boléro de Ravel (2007)

(Fr5) Les clefs de l'orchestre de Jean-François Zygel - Boléro de Ravel (2007)
TNT-Rip by Anonym | French | 58min | 704 x 544 | 25.000 fps | Avi | MPEG-4 DivX 4 @ 1333 Kbps | MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 693 MB
Genre : Documentaire, Musique

"Le boléro de Ravel", l'une des œuvres les plus jouées du répertoire symphonique, est interprétée par l'Orchestre philharmonique de Radio-France. Le boléro est une danse espagnole que Maurice Ravel, compositeur français du début du XXe siècle, a adaptée en soulignant le côté répétitif, monotone donc obsédant. Son œuvre comporte deux phrases qui alternent et se répètent sans le moindre changement de rythme. Le crescendo perpétuel produit l'effet irrésistible de ce morceau envoûtant.
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:22 minutes | 939 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

When Maurice Ravel in 1909 was commissioned by the ballet impresario Serge Diaghilev to write a score based on the ancient Greek novel Daphnis and Chloe, he decided to compose 'a huge musical fresco, concerned less with archaism than with faithfulness to the Greece of my dreams'. Three years later, when Daphnis et Chloé was first performed by the Ballets Russes, it had indeed grown into Ravel’s longest work, playing for about an hour and requiring a large orchestra with an extended percussion section, not to mention a choir.
London Symphony Orchestra & Ellen Ballon - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Ravel: Piano Concerto For The Left Hand (2017)

London Symphony Orchestra & Ellen Ballon - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Ravel: Piano Concerto For The Left Hand (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:46:14 | 106 MB
Label: Decca

The Eloquence label has restored to modern circulation many recordings of the Swiss conductor Ernest Ansermet, but few of them have been as overlooked as this pair of concertos, which are now released internationally for the first time on CD, in new digital remasterings. French music found Ansermet in his element, and he was a concerto accompanist of renowned sensitivity: ‘the slow movement is particularly sweetly felt,’ as Gramophone remarked in its March 1951 review of the Chopin F minor concerto. In his booklet note, François Hundry (author of the authoritative biography of Ansermet) remarks on the frisson and Romantic sensibility which pianist and conductor create together in this, their only partnership on record.
Kevin Jansson - Ravel, Escaich, Liszt, Rachmaninoff & Ligeti: Works for Piano (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kevin Jansson - Ravel, Escaich, Liszt, Rachmaninoff & Ligeti: Works for Piano (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:12 minutes | 1.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Kevin Jansson (born August 2000) is emerging as one of the finest musicians of his generation in Ireland. A student of Mary Beattie at the CIT Cork School of Music he has been the winner of numerous awards at competitions in both Cork and Dublin taking five first prizes in different categories at Ireland’s most prestigious classical music festival Feis Ceoil in 2015.
Martha Argerich - Live From Concertgebouw 78-79: Schumann, Ravel (1999) [Japan 2011] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Martha Argerich - Live From Concertgebouw 78-79: Schumann/Ravel (1999) [Japan 2011]
SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:16 minutes | Basic Covers | 1,44 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Basic Covers | 999 MB