London Symphony Orchestra, François-Xavier Roth - Debussy: La mer, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune - Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
Catalogue No.: LSO0821
Release Date: 23rd October 2020
François-Xavier Roth, Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, displays his deep affinity with the music of Debussy and Ravel on his latest LSO Live album.
A fascination with his Spanish heritage would be a recurring theme in many of Ravel’s creations.
Mysterious melodies weave delicately throughout his early work Rapsodie espagnole, punctuated by bursts of Spanish-inspired fanfares and Habanera
The voluptuous flute opening of the Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune immediately conjures a world of luxurious fantasy, weaving through the
music’s changing scenes with effortless spontaneity. Every instrument adds something unique and the whole work appears to float free of form and convention.
In La mer, Debussy tells the story of the eternal odyssey of the ocean. He sails through storm and calm, wind and rain, in music that rises and falls
with the rhythms of the sea. The score is so vivid that you can almost smell the sea salt and see the crests of the waves.
“Alert and refined: LSO on top form under François-Xavier Roth.” - Bachtrack
Rapsodie espagnole, I. Prélude à la nuit
Rapsodie espagnole, II. Malagueña
Rapsodie espagnole, III. Habanera
Rapsodie espagnole, IV. Feria
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
La mer, I. De l'aube à midi sur la mer
La mer, II. Jeux de vagues
La mer, III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer
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