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Maurice Ravel's
orchestral music -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'... gently hypnotic ...'

Ravel Orchestral Works I. © 2012 Naxos Rights International Ltd

Time was when musical pundits rated top orchestras with self conferred, unassailable authority. American candidates included the Boston and Chicago Symphony, the Philadephia, Cleveland and NYPO. Europe's gurus listed its Vienna Philharmonic, Concertgebouw, Berlin, Czech and Leningrad Phil, Bayerischen Rundfunks and one or more of London's orchestras. All such point scoring is thankfully a thing of the past...

Copyright © 6 February 2013 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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RAVEL ORCHESTRAL WORKS I

MAURICE RAVEL

LEONARD SLATKIN

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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