Ravel L'enfant

Bertrand Chamayou - Ravel: Complete Works for Solo Piano (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bertrand Chamayou - Ravel: Complete Works for Solo Piano (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 136:44 minutes | 2.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

For his second release on Erato, Bertrand Chamayou is dedicating two CDs to the complete solo piano music of Ravel. “My style of playing and the way I imagine sound can be largely attributed to Ravel,” says Chamayou. “Recording his music is not just a return to my roots, but also a natural stage in my development.”
Lin Cho-Liang, Paul Grossley - Poulenc, Ravel, Debussy: Works for Violin & Piano (1996)

Lin Cho-Liang, Paul Grossley - Poulenc, Ravel, Debussy: Works for Violin & Piano (1996)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:04 | 332 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 66839

The Poulenc Violin Sonata is still a relative rarity on record. I'm baffled by this, as it is one of Poulenc's most unique and musically rewarding works. This performance by Lin and Crossley is excellent; indeed they nearly match the superlative recording made by Kolja Blacher and Eric Le Sage for RCA. The brighter, more lively RCA recording adds a little extra sparkle and energy to the latter. However, in both instances, each violinist has the benefit of being joined by pianists who have made a specialty of Poulenc.

Decca Sound - The Analogue Years (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Jan. 29, 2015
Decca Sound - The Analogue Years (2013)

Decca Sound - The Analogue Years (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 54 CDs | Covers | 16.67 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 001934702

In the late 1940s, the pioneering Decca recording engineers perfected a new set of microphone techniques that allowed the full range of frequencies to be fully heard by listeners for the first time, and the term ‘full frequency range recording’ was launched. It was a major revolution in sound quality, and the beginnings of high fidelity.
Rosanne Philippens, Yuri van Nieuwkerk - Ravel, Bartok: Rhapsody (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Rosanne Philippens, Yuri van Nieuwkerk - Ravel, Bartok: Rhapsody (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:15 minutes | 1,12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

If there's one period to which we feel specially attracted, it's the time when Ravel and Bartók wrote their sonatas and rhapsodies. Music styles from all corners of the world were blowing across the European continent, taking root as folk dances, blues rhythms and exotic melodies in the hearts of classically trained musicians. How very similar to our own situation.
Volodymyr Lavrynenko, Rune Bergmann & Argovia Philharmonic - Ravel & Debussy (Works for Piano and Orchestra) (2017) [24/96]

Volodymyr Lavrynenko, Rune Bergmann & Argovia Philharmonic - Ravel & Debussy (Works for Piano and Orchestra) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:39 minutes | 896 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Although Claude Debussy, born near Paris in 1862 and the thirteen years younger Basque Maurice Ravel had very different personalities, they were united through their music in the extension and even intermittent suspension of the borders of traditional tonality and the deviation of their rythmic structures from their customary course – Volodymyr Lavrynenko and argovia philharmonic present the two chief protagonists of French Impressionism.
Volodymyr Lavrynenko, Rune Bergmann & Argovia Philharmonic - Ravel & Debussy (Works for Piano and Orchestra) (2017)

Volodymyr Lavrynenko, Rune Bergmann & Argovia Philharmonic - Ravel & Debussy (Works for Piano and Orchestra)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:39 min | 191 MB
Label: Coviello Classics | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Although Claude Debussy, born near Paris in 1862 and the thirteen years younger Basque Maurice Ravel had very different personalities, they were united through their music in the extension and even intermittent suspension of the borders of traditional tonality and the deviation of their rythmic structures from their customary course – Volodymyr Lavrynenko and argovia philharmonic present the two chief protagonists of French Impressionism.
Fanny Robilliard & Paloma Kouider - Debussy, Szymanowski, Hahn & Ravel (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Fanny Robilliard & Paloma Kouider - Debussy, Szymanowski, Hahn & Ravel (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:52 minutes | 993 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The violinist Fanny Robilliard and the pianist Paloma Kouider pursue their chamber music journey with the Trio Karenina by exploring the repertoire for violin and piano of the 20th century. The famous sonatas of Debussy and Ravel come along with two scores by Reynaldo Hahn and Karol Szymanowski.
Antonello Manacorda & Het Gelders Orkest - Debussy: La mer, L. 109 - Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye, M. 62 (2017) [24/44]

Antonello Manacorda & Het Gelders Orkest - Debussy: La mer, L. 109 - Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye, M. 62 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 54:55 minutes | 454 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The bulk of La mer was composed during a visit to Burgundy – a long way from the nearest sea – although the work was completed in the English seaside town of Eastbourne. The composer himself argued that his inspiration was drawn from a range of ocean view paintings and from literature in which the sea played a major part.
Antonello Manacorda & Het Gelders Orkest - Debussy: La mer, L. 109 - Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye, M. 62 (2017)

Antonello Manacorda & Het Gelders Orkest - Debussy: La mer, L. 109 - Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye, M. 62
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 54:55 min | 211 MB
Label: Challenge Classics | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

The bulk of La mer was composed during a visit to Burgundy – a long way from the nearest sea – although the work was completed in the English seaside town of Eastbourne. The composer himself argued that his inspiration was drawn from a range of ocean view paintings and from literature in which the sea played a major part.
Quatuor Morphing - Ravel & Mendelssohn (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Quatuor Morphing - Ravel & Mendelssohn (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 48:07 minutes | 820 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

„I wanted to create an instrument that, by the character of it’s voice, was similar to string instruments, but with a great deal more force and intensity."