Fantasy, fairy tales and Maurice Ravel’s aptitude for orchestral color are all to the fore on this album that includes two examples of the composer’s music for the stage — the scores for his opera L’Enfant et les sortilèges and his ballet
Ma mère l’Oye. This extremely imaginative music, projected by a childlike lens, is immediately enticing to each the younger and the young-at-heart. Concurrently easy and complicated, entrancing and seductive, music doesn’t come extra magical than this.
(This podcast was first printed on 2 November 2015)
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Catalogue No.: 8.660336