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RAVEL, M.: Heure espagnole (L') [Opera] / Don Quichotte à Dulcinée (Lombardo, Druet, Antoun, Le Roux, Lyon National Orchestra, Slatkin)


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RAVEL, M.: Heure espagnole (L') [Opera] / Don Quichotte à Dulcinée (Lombardo, Druet, Antoun, Le Roux, Lyon National Orchestra, Slatkin)

Maurice Ravel’s stage works are as subtle and expressively poised as can be imagined. In the Spanish-tinged L’Heure espagnole he breathes new life into the Italian genre of the opera buffa, enhancing the comedy in the plot by giving it a gentle human poignancy and poetic presence. The clarity of Ravel’s vocal writing, and his signature harmonic magic and luminous orchestration, make this opera a delight for the ear. Don Quichotte à Dulcinée was Ravel’s last composition, imbuing Cervantes’s famous character with aristocratic Spanish swagger as well as a kind of heroic tenderness and vulnerability. Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges from Lyon can be found on Naxos 8.660336.

Ravel, Maurice
Franc-Nohain, lyricist(s)

  L'heure espagnole
1.   Introduction 00:02:29
2.   Scene 1: Senor Torquemada, horloger de Tolede (Ramiro, Torquemada) 00:01:55
3.   Scene 2: Totor! (Concepcion, Torquemada, Ramiro) 00:02:05
4.   Scene 3: Il reste, voila bien ma chance! (Concepcion, Ramiro, Gonzalve) 00:02:22
5.   Scene 4: Il etait temps, voici Gonzalve! (Concepcion, Gonzalve) 00:03:05
6.   Scene 5: C'est fait, l'horloge est a sa place (Ramiro, Concepcion, Gonzalve) 00:01:33
7.   Scene 6: Maintenant pas de temps a perdre! (Concepcion, Gonzalve) 00:01:38
8.   Scene 7: Salut a la belle horlogere! (Inigo, Concepcion) 00:01:57
9.   Scene 8: Voila!… Et maintenant a l'autre!… (Ramiro, Concepcion, Inigo) 00:01:25
10.   Scene 9: Evidemment, elle me congedie (Inigo) 00:02:03
11.   Scene 10: Voila ce que j'appelle une femme charmante (Ramiro) 00:02:04
12.   Scene 11: Monsieur, ah! Monsieur! (Concepcion, Ramiro) 00:00:37
13.   Scene 12: Enfin, il part! (Inigo, Concepcion) 00:03:08
14.   Scene 13: Voila l'objet! Que faut - il que j'en fasse (Ramiro, Concepcion, Inigo) 00:00:59
15.   Scene 14: Ah! vous, n'est - ce pas, preste! (Concepcion, Gonzalve) 00:01:35
16.   Scene 15: En depit de cette inhumaine (Gonzalve) 00:01:32
17.   Scene 16: Voila ce que j'appelle une femme charmante (Ramiro, Concepcion) 00:02:52
18.   Scene 17: Oh! la pitoyable aventure! (Concepcion, Gonzalve) 00:02:58
19.   Scene 18: Voila!… Et maintenant, Senora, je suis pret (Ramiro, Concepcion) 00:01:28
20.   Scene 19: Mon oeil anxieux interroge (Inigo, Gonzalve) 00:03:43
21.   Scene 20: Il n'est, pour l'horloger, de joie egale (Torquemada, Inigo, Gonzalve) 00:02:15
22.   Scene 21: Pardieu, demenageur, vous venez a propos! (Inigo, Torquemada, Ramiro, Concepcion, Gonzalve) 00:04:45

Ravel, Maurice
Morand, Paul, lyricist(s)

  Don Quichotte à Dulcinée (version for voice and orchestra)
23.   No. 1. Chanson romanesque 00:02:06
24.   No. 2. Chanson epique 00:03:06
25.   No. 3. Chanson a boire 00:02:00

Total Playing Time: 00:55:40

Ravel, Maurice

Franc-Nohain; Morand, Paul

Slatkin, Leonard

Lyon National Orchestra

Antoun, Frederic; Barrard, Marc; Courjal, Nicolas; Druet, Isabelle; Le Roux, Francois; Lombardo, Luca

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.660337

Barcode: 730099033770

Physical Release: 02/2016

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