Lyon National Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin (conductor)
Maurice Ravel's Valses nobles et sentimentales present a vivid mixture of atmospheric impressionism, intense expression and modernist wit, his fascination with the waltz further explored in La valse, a mysterious evocation of a vanished imperial epoch. Heard here in an orchestration by Marius Constant, Gaspard de la nuit is Ravel's response to the other-worldly poems of Aloysius Bertrand, and the dance suite Le tombeau de Couperin is a tribute to friends who fell in the war of 1914-18 as well as a great 18th-century musical forbear.
Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales, (arr. Constant) Gaspard de la nuit, Le tombeau de Couperin, La Valse
Running Time: 1 hr 7 min
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
No. of discs: 1 (Blu-ray Audio)
Also available on CD (8572888)