Ravel at his
very best -
'The orchestral sound is sumptuous and detailed, and the solo vocalists are all first class.'
Two of my favourite Maurice Ravel pieces on one disc — this I had to review.
L'enfant et les sortilèges (The child and the spirits) was introduced to me by a colleague when I was a student, and I have loved this forty-five minute mini-opera-ballet ever since. This is a magical work — a sort of 'what goes around comes around'. A child, scolded for not doing his homework and banished to his room, starts destroying things in the room in a fit of rage...
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