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Dejan Lazić

Ravel

SKU: 17502

Year of release: 2002

1. Prelude Ravel 01:16
2. Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn Ravel 01:22
3. Pavane pour une infante defunte Ravel 06:11
Sonatine 10:09
4. Modéré Ravel 03:57
5. Mouvement De Menuet Ravel 02:28
6. Animé Ravel 03:43
Le tombeau de couperin 22:46
7. Prélude - Vif Ravel 02:59
8. Fugue - Allegro Moderato Ravel 02:42
9. Forlane - Allegretto Ravel 05:47
10. Rigaudon - Assez Vif Ravel 02:47
11. Menuet - Allegro Moderato Ravel 04:46
12. Toccata - Vif Ravel 03:42
Valses nobles et sentimentales 16:34
13. Modéré - Trés Franc Ravel 01:18
14. Assez Lent - Avec Une Expression Intense Ravel 02:09
15. Modéré Ravel 01:12
16. Assez Aimé Ravel 01:29
17. Presque Lent - Dans Un Sentiment Intime Ravel 01:24
18. Vif Ravel 00:33
19. Moins Vif Ravel 02:58
20. Lent Ravel 05:28
21. A la maniére de Chabrier Ravel 01:54
22. A la maniére de Borodine Ravel 01:27
23. Prelude Ravel 01:22
Total time: 63:05

About this album

“No, this is not going to be what you think: you will not find La Marseillaise in it, but instead you will find a Forlane and a Gigue; no Tango either”. Those were the words of Maurice Ravel on 1 October 1914, writing to Roland Manuel about his last piano composition, Le Tombeau de Couperin. This six-movement suite is dedicated both to Franois Couperin and to Ravel s friends who had been killed in World War I.
In this work, old dance forms are restored to life, and the music is characterized by grace, charm, order, and moderation. The unusual movement is the Fugue, a form which is seldom found in earlier suites. The two framing movements – Prlude and Toccata – evoke the harpsichord technique of the 18th century. In the Forlane, the melodic leaps and strange chords catch ones attention, in the central part of the Rigaudon the rustic melody provides a contrast with the cheerful main section…..

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Reviews

Volkskrant

fijnzinnige touches en smaakvolle interpretaties. (...) Smaakvol, elegant, gematigd en een ietsjepietsie introvert (...) De Pavane met zijn ontroerende eenvoud is op zijn lijf geschreven.

Brabants Dagblad

kleine, uiterst precieus gespeelde juweeltjes (...) Wederom een klankjuweel.

Financieel Dagblad

Hier is een poeet aan het woord, enorm fijnzinnig, maar tevens een kruidje-roer-me-niet, een grillige zomerzwaluw op vliegenjacht.

Technical Specifications

Recording Type Bit RateDSD64
SpeakersAudiolab, Holland
Recording SoftwarePyramix bij Merging
Recording LocationFrits Philips Hall, Eindhoven, Holland
Recording EngineerJared Sacks
ProducerJared Sacks
Mixing BoardRens Heijnis custom design
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Mastering EquipmentB&W 803 diamond series
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
Digital ConvertersDCS A/D DSD / DCS DA
Cablesvan den Hul T3 series