Who Sang Bolero? Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel Bolero cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1993
length: 15:35
conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
composer: Maurice Ravel
Joseph-Maurice Ravel
(March 7, 1875 - December 28, 1937) was a French composer and pianist, known especially for the subtlety, richness, and poignancy of his music and generally considered to be one of the major composers of the 20th century. His piano, chamber music, and orchestral works have become staples in the repertoire. Ravel's piano compositions, such as Miroirs and Gaspard de la Nuit are virtuosic, and his orchestrations, such as in Daphnis et Chloé and his orchestral arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, are notable for the effective use of tonal color and variety of sound and instrumentation. To the general public he is probably best known for his orchestral work, Boléro, which he considered a trivial work and once described as "a piece for orchestra without music". According to Sacem, Ravel currently earns more royalties than any other French musician, making him (for now at least) officially France's most popular composer.

CD 1
  • 1 Bolero
  • 2 Song of India from the Opera "Sadko"
  • 3 Romance from Suite "Gadfly"
  • 4 Scenes from Romeo & Juliet (Ballet): Introduction: Montagues and Capulets / Dance / Romeo & Juliet / Death of Tybalt / Romeo at Juliet's Tomb: Death of Juliet