Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:22 minutes | 939 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
When Maurice Ravel in 1909 was commissioned by the ballet impresario Serge Diaghilev to write a score based on the ancient Greek novel Daphnis and Chloe, he decided to compose 'a huge musical fresco, concerned less with archaism than with faithfulness to the Greece of my dreams'. Three years later, when Daphnis et Chloé was first performed by the Ballets Russes, it had indeed grown into Ravel’s longest work, playing for about an hour and requiring a large orchestra with an extended percussion section, not to mention a choir.