Ravel: Melodies

Nora Gubisch, Alain Altinoglu - Ravel: Melodies (2012)  Music

Posted by SuniR at July 15, 2016
Nora Gubisch, Alain Altinoglu - Ravel: Melodies (2012)

Nora Gubisch, Alain Altinoglu - Ravel: Melodies (2012)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 225 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR 320 Kbps -> 146 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 85 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Naive, V5304 | 2012 | 01:01:55

The melodies presented here were written between 1903 and 1927. They display in exemplary fashion the different facets of the art of Ravelian song. Some malcontents have declared them 'unclassifiable'. In fact, what is striking here is the diversity, the eclecticism, the independence of the composer when he chooses, as encounters and opportunities crop up, to illustrate a poem by Verlaine, to set to music the prose of Jules Renard, or to harmonise a Greek or Hebrew tune. This footloose stroll through different times and cultures gives us an insight into the composer's inquiring mind, his determination to follow his wishes and desires, without noisily drawing attention to himself, yet tranquilly standing his ground in his personal world while apparently indifferent to the scandals he quite involuntarily provoked.
Ravel, Maurice - 10 Erato Recordings ( Almost Complete Works ) ***Completed***

Ravel, Maurice - 10 Erato Recordings ( Almost Complete Works ) Director: Armin Jordan
Early 20th | 10CDs | FLAC | NO LOG | NO CUE | Easy CD-DA | 2,19 Gb | Complete Booklets(fr.eng.de) | Erato | RS

Behold Maurice Ravel's best known and some lesser known yet wonderfull works.
Nearly complete Stage, Piano, Orchestral & Chamber Works… Missing some of the shorter choral & vocal works.
Orchestral works by: Orchestre de le Suisse Romande directed by Armin Jordan with various soloists…

Will be updated regularily until complete.
Pascal Rophe - Henri Dutilleux: Le Loup; Trois Sonnets; La Fille du Diable; Quatre Melodies; Trois Tableaux (2015)

Dutilleux - Le Loup; Trois Sonnets; La Fille du Diable; Quatre Mélodies; Trois Tableaux (2015)
Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire; Pascal Rophé, conductor; Vincent Le Texier, baritone

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1651 | Time: 01:14:20

The name of Henri Dutilleux (1916–2013) is associated above all with orchestral music. His international reputation originated with the Second Symphony, ‘Le Double’ (premièred in 1959) and was confirmed by works such as Métaboles and the cello concerto Tout un monde lointain… But what about before that? In the centennial year of the composer's birth, the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and Pascal Rophé present a programme which focusses on works composed before 1954, and offers the opportunity to discover a less familiar but by no means negligible side of Dutilleux's creative activity: songs and music for the theatre and film. Several of the works on this disc are recorded for the first time in these versions, or indeed at all.

Melodies - Stephane Degout, Helene Lucas (2011)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at June 3, 2014
Melodies - Stephane Degout, Helene Lucas (2011)

Melodies - Stephane Degout, Helene Lucas (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 272 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog Number: 5209

New Naïve signing baritone Stéphane Degout has already featured as soloist with the internationally renowned choral group Accentus on Brahms' German Requiem and Fauré's Requiem. The programme on his solo debut CD is a selection of mélodies by various French composers, Debussy, Ravel, Duparc, Saint-Saëns, Chabrier, and Reynaldo Hahn. Stéphane Degout first met pianist Hélène Lucas when he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon in 1995.

Cecilia BARTOLI - Chant d'Amour/Melodies Francaises (1992)  Music

Posted by galmuchet at March 19, 2007
Cecilia BARTOLI - Chant d'Amour/Melodies Francaises (1992)

Cecilia BARTOLI - Chant d'Amour/Melodies Francaises (1992)
(mp3@192) + Front Cover - 92.6 Mb

CD audio (13 novembre 1996)
Label DECCA

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Jamais depuis la disparition de la grande Maria Callas, la musique classique n'avait croisé une aussi forte personnalité. Cecilia Bartoli allie tout autant des qualités vocales extraordinaires qu'une facilité à communiquer son enthousiasme. Elle est devenue en quelques disques le porte-drapeau de toute une nouvelle génération d'artistes. Sa personnalité et son charme tout italien ressortent dans chacun des airs classiques de ce récital. Un disque au programme de bravoure qui nous fait partager la joie de chanter d'une grande star. Marc Aigneaux
Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonatas (2011) (Repost)

Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonatas (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:05 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10667

The violin and piano sonatas of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel draw on foreign idioms: gypsy music in Debussy's case and African-American blues in Ravel's. But they remain completely French works, spiced with something exotic, and British violinist Jennifer Pike forges interpretations that keep this in mind. Start with the "Blues" slow movement of the Ravel Violin Sonata in G major: Pike and her accompanist, Martin Roscoe, avoid exaggerating the bluesy qualities of the music and instead emphasize the odd, almost tense disconnection between violin and piano that, combined with the languid blues melodies, gives this piece its special piquancy.
Steven Osborne, BBC SSO, Ludovic Morlot - Ravel: Piano Concertos; Falla Nights in the gardens of Spain (2017)

Steven Osborne, BBC SSO, Ludovic Morlot - Ravel: Piano Concertos; Falla Nights in the gardens of Spain (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover, d.booklet | 212 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 154 mb
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records - CDA68148

Martha Argerich’s Ravel G major was for so long a reference recording that it’s easy to forget how idiosyncratic it actually is. I wouldn’t actually blame anyone who found it too garish in its colouring, with its volatility giving diminishing returns and its rubato too predictably appassionato for a sensibility as dapper as Ravel’s. Such a person might well find exactly what they want in Steven Osborne’s account, which is masterful in its own way but essentially self-effacing.
Andrew von Oeyen - Saint-Saëns, Ravel & Gershwin: Piano Concertos (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Andrew von Oeyen - Saint-Saëns, Ravel & Gershwin: Piano Concertos (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 & 44.1 kHz | Time - 66:02 minutes | 649 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Living as he does between Paris and Los Angeles, pianist Andrew von Oeyen is the ideal interpreter for this enticing programme: flanking Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody, it explores Franco-American cross-currents. Von Oeyen is partnered by the PFK Prague Philharmonia under its Music Director and Chief Conductor Emmanuel Villaume.
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.
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.