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Maurice Ravel -
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ROBERT ANDERSON

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Ravel: Mélodies - Nora Gubisch and Alain Altinoglu. © 2012 naïve

Ravel invited the author of the words to the Histoires Naturelles to their first performance in 1906. Jules Renard considered the composer 'dark, rich, and exquisite'. Ravel warned him that the hall would be full of d'Indys, but he can hardly have been prepared for the riotous reception the music got. 'The Guinea-fowl', as last of the five songs, begins provocatively enough and ended with major uproar...

Copyright © 22 September 2012 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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RAVEL: MÉLODIES - NORA GUBISCH AND ALAIN ALTINOGLU

MAURICE RAVEL

NAIVE RECORDS

FRANCE

VOCAL MUSIC

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