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  • Composer: Maurice Ravel
  • Audio CD (30 Nov 2001)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • ASIN: B000001GXR
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,404 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - IntroductionR.T.F. National Orchestre 2:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - Poème de Franc-Nohain - Señor Torquemada, horloger de Tolède (Scenes I & II)R.T.F. National Orchestre 1:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - "Totor!" (Scène II)R.T.F. National Orchestre 2:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - Poème de Franc-Nohain - Il reste, voilà bien ma chance! (Scenes III-VI)R.T.F. National Orchestre 2:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - "Il était temps, voici Gonzalve!" (Scène IV)R.T.F. National Orchestre 2:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - "C'est fait, l'horloge est à sa place" (Scène V)R.T.F. National Orchestre 1:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - "Maintenant pas de temps à perdre!" (Scène VI)R.T.F. National Orchestre 1:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - Poème de Franc-Nohain - Salut à la belle horlogère! (Scenes VII-X)R.T.F. National Orchestre 1:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Ravel: L'Heure Espagnole, Comédie En Un Acte, M. 52 - "Voilà! ... Et Maintenant À L'Autre!" (Scène VIII)R.T.F. National Orchestre 1:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - "Evidemment, elle me congédie" (Scène IX)R.T.F. National Orchestre 2:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - "Voilà ce que j'appelle une femme charmante" (Scène X)R.T.F. National Orchestre 1:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - Poème de Franc-Nohain - Monsieur! Ah! Monsieur! (Scenes XI-XVI)R.T.F. National Orchestre0:30£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - "Enfin, il part!" (Scène XII)R.T.F. National Orchestre 2:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Ravel: L'Heure Espagnole, Comédie En Un Acte, M. 52 - "Voilà L'Objet!" (Scène XIII)R.T.F. National Orchestre 1:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - "Ah! vous, n'est-ce pas, preste! leste!" (Scène XIV)R.T.F. National Orchestre 1:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - "En dépit de cette inhumaine" (Scène XV)R.T.F. National Orchestre 1:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - "Voilà ce que j'appelle une femme charmante"(ScèneXVI)R.T.F. National Orchestre 2:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Ravel: L'Heure Espagnole, Comédie En Un Acte, M. 52 - Poème De Franc-Nohain - Oh! La Pitoyable Aventure! (Scenes XVII-XIX)R.T.F. National Orchestre 2:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Ravel: L'Heure Espagnole, Comédie En Un Acte, M. 52 - Voilà! ... Et Maintenant, Senora, Je Suis Prêt (Scène XVIII)R.T.F. National Orchestre 1:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - "Mon oeil anxieux interroge" (Scène XIX)R.T.F. National Orchestre 2:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - Adieu, cellule, adieu, donjon!R.T.F. National Orchestre 1:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - Poème de Franc-Nohain - Il n'est pour l'horloger (Scenes XX-XXI)R.T.F. National Orchestre 2:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - "Pardieu, déménageur, vous venez à propos!" (ScèneXXI)R.T.F. National Orchestre 1:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Ravel: L'heure espagnole, Comédie en un acte, M. 52 - Un financier ... Et un poèteR.T.F. National Orchestre 3:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34 - 1. AlboradaBerliner Philharmoniker 1:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34 - 2. VariazioniBerliner Philharmoniker 4:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34 - 3. AlboradaBerliner Philharmoniker 1:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34 - 4. Scena e canto gitanoBerliner Philharmoniker 4:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34 - 5. Fandango asturianoBerliner Philharmoniker 3:03£0.79  Buy MP3 


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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties / Première partie, M. 71 - Introduction. "J'ai pas envie de faire ma page"R.T.F. National Orchestre 2:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties, M. 71 - Bébé a été sage?R.T.F. National Orchestre 1:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties, M. 71 - Ca m'est égal!R.T.F. National Orchestre 1:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties / Première partie, M. 71 - "Votre serviteur humble, Bergère"R.T.F. Choeur De Radio France 1:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties, M. 71 - Ding, ding, ding, dingR.T.F. National Orchestre 1:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties, M. 71 - How's Your Mug?R.T.F. National Orchestre0:53£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties, M. 71 - Keng-ca-fou, Mah-jongR.T.F. National Orchestre 1:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties / Première partie, M. 71 - "Oh! Ma belle tasse chinoise!"R.T.F. National Orchestre0:42£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties, M. 71 - Arrière! Je réchauffe les bonsR.T.F. National Orchestre 2:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties, M. 71 - Adieu, pastourelles!R.T.F. National Orchestre 3:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties / Première partie, M. 71 - "Ah! C'est Elle! C'est Elle!"R.T.F. National Orchestre 4:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges, M. 71 - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties - Toi, le coeur de la roseR.T.F. National Orchestre 1:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties / Première partie, M. 71 - "Deux robinets coulent dans un réservoir!"R.T.F. Choeur De Radio France 1:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties, M. 71 - Oh! Ma tête!R.T.F. National Orchestre 1:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties, M. 71 - Duo miauléR.T.F. National Orchestre 1:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties, M. 71 - Musique d'insectes, de rainettesR.T.F. National Orchestre 1:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties / Deuxième partie, M. 71 - "Ah! Quelle joie de te retrouver, Jardin!"R.T.F. Choeur De Radio France 1:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties, M. 71 - Où es-tu? Je te cherche ...R.T.F. National Orchestre 1:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties, M. 71 - Ronde des Chauves-Souris "Rends-la moi...tsk,tsk..."R.T.F. National Orchestre0:34£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties / Deuxième partie, M. 71 - Danse des rainettesR.T.F. National Orchestre 1:54£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties, M. 71 - Sauve-toi, sotte! Et la cage? La cage?R.T.F. National Orchestre0:56£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties, M. 71 - La Cage, c'était pour mieux voir ta pretesseR.T.F. National Orchestre 1:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties / Deuxième partie, M. 71 - "Ah! C'est l'Enfant au couteau"R.T.F. National Orchestre0:36£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties, M. 71 - Il a pansé la plaie ...R.T.F. Choeur De Radio France 2:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges, M. 71 - Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties, M. 71 - Il est bon, l'Enfant, il est sageR.T.F. Choeur De Radio France 2:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Stravinsky: The Song Of The Nightingale (Le chant du rossignol) - IntroductionLorin Maazel 2:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Stravinsky: The Song Of The Nightingale (Le chant du rossignol) - Chinese MarchLorin Maazel 3:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Stravinsky: The Song Of The Nightingale (Le chant du rossignol) - Song Of The NightingaleLorin Maazel 3:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Stravinsky: The Song Of The Nightingale (Le chant du rossignol) - The Mechanical Nightingale's GameLorin Maazel12:43£1.49  Buy MP3 

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Evans on 16 Oct 2012
Format: Audio CD
You are lucky if you find this in stock - it's the best performance of this enchanting work, and this original box is a much clearer recording than the later re-master. Don't be enticed into thinking the re-master is better because it won a prize - it isn't. Pigs were flying that day........
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mostly Musician on 24 Mar 2014
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An extremely satisfactory recording of, in fact, both of Ravel's short operas - also included L'enfant et les sortileges. Performances of both works are splendid, and the product was very competitively priced.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Ravel at his most playful - a farce and a nightmare. 4 July 2001
By darragh o'donoghue - Published on Amazon.com
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There aren't nearly enough farces in opera, and 'L'heure Espagnole' is one of the funniest, as well as one of the weirdest. It's been called Feydeauesque, but that's Feydeau rewritten by Hoffmann - instead of hiding in cupboards or running in and out of bedrooms, the various inadequate lovers conceal themselves in clocks carried up to the amative wife's bedroom by a dim, but brawny muleteer.
The music is a delight, Ravel revelling in his beloved Spanish idiom, and creating wonderful comic effects with a huge orchestra used with the lightness of a pencil. Most astonishing is the recreation of a clock shop, with its conflicting rhythms, parodying the necessity of time in music by creating an amiably arhythmic din. The opera is also a neat satire on the bourgeoisie, with an apparently hoodwinked clockmaker profiting from his wife's infidelities.
If 'L'heure' is a satiric farce, than 'L'enfant et les sortileges' is a fantasy and a nightmare. A sullen brat is grounded for not doing his homework. In a violent fit he vandalises his bedroom. Frighteningly, shards of the household gods come to life, taunting, abusing and inflicting dreadful violence on the boy. Colette's wonderfully playful libretto has been called a Disneyesque morality tale, but the sadistic relish with which the boy is made to learn his lesson has the cruelty of older, European traditions.
Highlights include the jazzy ire of a broken teapot, the harrowing fragmentation of a princess and her fairy tale, and a gloriously Ravelian recreation of a magical garden, full of wonder and violence. The music is a Miro painting come to life, all wit and colour, strange sounds and shapes: enigmatic, scary, delicious.
The fillers are approrpriate to each opera and point to the Russian influnece on Ravel - Rimsky-Korsakov's rollercoaster 'Capriccio Espagnole' and Stravinsky's berserk ballet 'Les Chants de rossignol', with its tantalising hints of 'The Rite of Spring'. Anyone familiar with Maazel's later, rather stodgy art will be amazed by his youthful fizz here, and the miraculous singing stretches all expectations of the voice's capabilities.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Frighteningly Good! 7 April 2004
By Wayne A. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
When one comes across recordings like this there's always a risk of hyperbole. As simple as possible: these are exciting, inspiring, near-perfect performances of the Ravel operas. The engineering matches in quality. If you like Ravel, if you like opera, or if you're just curious about what a "near-perfect" performance sounds like then jump at this set. Also, the fillers are equally stunning. I've never heard (or even hoped for) a Capriccio Espagnol as striking as the one included. This collection, along with DG's release of Maazel's Firebird and El Amor Brujo (in this same series--and also great) has prompted a re-examination of earlier recordings by Lorin Maazel. Thanks DG and...Wow!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
one of my top 50 classical albums 24 Aug 2006
By D. Jack Elliot - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album has a place on my top fifty list; it's one that deserves a place in any and every collection once you've gotten through the first round of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven must-haves. The Ravel operettas are marvelous, and unlike anything else in the repertoire, and the two orchestral suites are required listening. All of this is music that came out of Paris in the early 20th century, when Paris was the artistic capital of the world; it's a welcome change, then, to (as the French have so quaintly put it) leave out the "sauerkraut" -- as the large majority of first-rate classical music has been so distinctly Teutonic -- and immerse yourself in Gallic styles and forms.

The one piece of these four that I do not find completely captivating is L'heure espagnole. I don't think this little operetta works very well on record: it strikes me as an opera of recitatives -- no arias, no big hummable tunes -- so that without seeing it staged you're missing so much of the content. The orchestral writing is subtle and colorful and the story is highly amusing, but again the music doesn't work so well on its own.

L'enfant et les sortilèges, on the other hand, is above criticism as performed here. I have an unreserved admiration for this opera. Quinessentially Ravelian melody and orchestral writing, wonderful characters, far-reaching thematic contrast and expressive range: this one has it all.

As for the orchestral pieces, Capriccio espagñol is a minor work next to L'enfant et les sortilèges and Chant du rossignol, but if you like Scheherezade you'll like Capriccio espagñol as well, and the Berlin Philharmonic's reading is first-rate. And this is easily my favorite performance of Stravinsky's Chant du rossignol. I know the Boulez/NYP recording, Oue/Minnesota, and Reiner/Chicago, but Maazel breathes fire and drive into the score that outdoes all of those.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Classic Recordings by Lorin Maazel 1 Aug 2014
By David A. Wend - Published on Amazon.com
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I could not agree more with the other reviewers that this is the finest L’Enfant et les Sortileges that has been recorded. The 1948 recording by Ernest Baur has some fine singing and the orchestra is wonderful but the performance conducted by Lorin Maazel simply sparkles. Francoise Ogeas is perfect as the Child, with an expressive voice that completely convinces you she is a spoiled child. The music is beautifully played. I particularly enjoy the garden scene with the sounds of nature that Ravel so cleverly reproduces. L’Enfant was composed from 1917 to 1925 to a text by Collette, and was premiered in Monte Carlo in 1925. Although it is considered opera, there are extended ballet sequences that were choreographed for the premiere by Georges Balanchine.

L’Heure espagnole, an opéra-bouffe, was composed in 1907, intended as a gift to Ravel’s father for his support for his son’s choice of career, and based on a popular play of the same name. Ravel’s father died, however, before the work could be staged. The orchestration is colorful and imaginative, opening in a clock shop with Ravel mimicking the sounds of the clocks using metronomes, bells, chimes, xylophone, whip, muted horns and a trombone. The opera is a comedy of manners with the clockmaker Torquemada being cuckolded by Gonzalve, a poet, who hides in a grandfather clock. In fact, Concepción, Torquemada’s wife, has a number of gentlemen friends, and another admirer, Don Iñigo, also hides in a grandfather clock. The cast in this recording includes Jane Berbie (Concepción), Jean Giraudeau (Torquemada) and Jose van Dam (Don Iñigo ).

The fillers on this two disc set – Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol and Stavinsky’s Le Chant du rossignol – are beautifully performed. I cannot think of a better recording of either piece. The music is lovingly played in this recording by the Orchestre Nationale de la ER.T.E under the direction of the late Lorin Maazel. The booklet has the libretti and excellent notes.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This old recording is still my favorite. Very fine singing. 30 Dec 2011
By T. Dreiling - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This old recording is still my favorite. It get everything just right. Sylvaine Gilma who sings The Princess in L' Enfant has a particularly beautiful voice. Track 11 on CD2 is a real highlight.
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