Berlioz, Chopin, Fauré, Franck & Ravel: La Valse / Saxon Wind Philharmonic

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Maurice Ravel took a compositional interest not only in the Spanish bolero, but also in the Viennese waltz. In March 1920, he completed the score of the work consistently entitled La Valse, about which he later remarked in an interview: "It is a dancing, spinning, almost hallucinating ecstasy, an increasingly passionate and exhausting whirl of dancers who get carried away in exuberance." But there are also some grotesque distortions. They remind us that this composition, in addition to the sonorous glorification of the Belle Époque, also represents the dance on a volcano that was already deflagrating at the time.

Product Description:

  • Release Date: October 07, 2022

  • Catalog Number: HC22068

  • UPC: 881488220681

  • Label: Hänssler & Profil

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Composer: Hector Berlioz, Frederic Chopin, Gabriel Faure, Cesar Franck, Maurice Ravel

  • Conductor: Peter Sommerer

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Saxon Wind Philharmonic - Sachsische Blaserphilharmonie

  • Performer: Tohru Takahashi, Thomas Scheibe, Siegmund Goldhammer, Stephan Hodel