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Warmly Spontaneous

Ravel songs -
heard by
GERALD FENECH

'... utter conviction ...'

Songs by Ravel. Gerald Finlay and Julius Drake. © 2009 Hyperion Records Ltd

For some inexplicable reason, of all Ravel's output, his songs appear to be the least appreciated. Maybe listeners expect such pieces to be identified with groups and styles that are predictable, but this is not the case with Ravel who was obsessed with not repeating himself.

The songs in this issue, despite their extreme diversity and choice of texts, can be split into two sections; folk songs and those that can be labeled as art songs...

Copyright © 13 June 2011 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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CD INFORMATION: SONGS BY RAVEL

MAURICE RAVEL

GERALD FINLEY

HYPERION

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