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RAVEL, M: Enfant et les sortileges (L') [Opera] / Sheherazade (Boulianne, Nashville Symphony, Willis)


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RAVEL, M: Enfant et les sortileges (L') [Opera] / Sheherazade (Boulianne, Nashville Symphony, Willis)

Setting a charming text by Colette, Ravel’s richly-scored opera L’Enfant et les sortilèges (The Child and the Spells) is a lyric fantasy whose cast includes fairy tale characters, crockery, plants and little animals which come to life to chastise the child who has been tormenting them. However, all ends happily when the child learns compassion. Ravel’s life-long fascination with the exotic orient found inspiration in three poems by Tristan Klingsor, brought together in his ravishing and enduringly popular song cycle Shéhérazade.

Ravel, Maurice
Colette, Sidonie-Gabrielle, lyricist(s)

  L'enfant et les sortileges
1.   J'ai pas envie de faire ma page (L'enfant) 00:02:12
2.   Bebe a été sage (Mama) 00:01:20
3.   Ca m'est egal (L'enfant) 00:01:02
4.   Votre serviteur, humble Bergere (The Armchair, The Bergere) 00:02:01
5.   Ding, ding, ding, ding (The Clock, L'enfant) 00:01:23
6.   How's your mug (The Tea Pot, The Chinese Cup) 00:00:56
7.   Keng - ca - fou, Mah - jong (The Chinese Cup) 00:01:38
8.   Oh! Ma belle tasse chinoise (L'enfant) 00:00:40
9.   Arriere! Je rechauffe les bons (The Fire, L'enfant) 00:02:46
10.   Adieu, pastourelles (Chorus) 00:03:12
11.   Ah! C'est Elle! C'est Elle! (L'enfant, The Princess) 00:05:20
12.   Toi, le coeur de la rose (L'Enfant) 00:01:37
13.   Deux robinets coulent dans un reservoir! (Arithmetic Man, L'enfant, Chorus) 00:01:49
14.   Oh! Ma tete! Ma tete! (L'enfant) 00:01:15
15.   Musical duet of mewings (The White Cat, The Black Cat) 00:01:26
16.   Music of insects, of frogs, of toads, … (Chorus) 00:01:12
17.   Ah! Quelle joie de te retrouver, Jardin! (L'enfant, The Tree, Chorus) 00:01:46
18.   Ou est tu Je te cherche… (The Dragonfly, L'enfant, The Bat) 00:02:09
19.   Rends - la - moi (Another Voice, L'enfant, The Bat) 00:00:38
20.   Round of the Bats 00:02:09
21.   Sauve - toi, sotte! Et la cage La cage (The Squirrel, The Frog) 00:01:09
22.   La cage, c'etait pour mieux voir ta prestesse (L'enfant) 00:02:08
23.   Ah! C'est l'enfant au couteau! (Chorus) 00:00:38
24.   Il a panse la plaie (Chorus, L'enfant) 00:00:38
25.   Il est bon, l'enfant, il est sage (Chorus, L'enfant) 00:02:46

Ravel, Maurice
Klingsor, Tristan, lyricist(s)

  Sheherazade (version for orchestra)
26.   No. 1. Asie 00:10:15
27.   No. 2. La flute enchantee 00:03:18
28.   No. 3. L'indifferent 00:04:47

Total Playing Time: 01:02:10

Ravel, Maurice

Colette, Sidonie-Gabrielle; Klingsor, Tristan

Willis, Alastair

Nashville Symphony Orchestra

Chattanooga Boys Choir; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Nashville Symphony Chorus

Boulianne, Julie; Castagner, Philippe; Cox, Julie; Despres, Genevieve; Greenlaw, Ian; Gunlogson, Kirsten; Martel, Agathe; Prevost, Cassandre; Short, Kevin

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.660215

Barcode: 0730099021579

Physical Release: 03/2009

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