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Classics Explained: RAVEL - Bolero and Ma Mere l'oye (Smillie)


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Item number 8558032-33
Barcode 636943803226
Release date 7/1/2001
Category Spoken Word
Label NAXOS EDUCATIONAL
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 2
Disc: 1
1 Bolero-Introduction; cue to unadorned Bolero rhyth 00:02:29 Siepmann, Jeremy
2 Bolero rhythm, Part 2: an extended variation of Pa 00:00:07 Siepmann, Jeremy
3 ' Motto ' rhythm complete 00:00:21 Siepmann, Jeremy
4 But here we have snare drums and plucked violas an 00:00:22 Siepmann, Jeremy
5 Section 1: Introduction of ' the theme ' by solo 00:00:37 Siepmann, Jeremy
6 Flute continues with Part 2 of theme 00:00:48 Siepmann, Jeremy
7 Section 2: Complete statement of theme by clarinet 00:01:30 Siepmann, Jeremy
8 Introduction of ' discordant ' harp into the unfol 00:00:18 Siepmann, Jeremy
9 Section 3: Bassoon introduces closely related vari 00:00:34 Siepmann, Jeremy
10 ...but then veers upwards, slowing rhythm and intr 00:00:59 Siepmann, Jeremy
11 Section 4: ' Petite ' E flat clainet takes over th 00:01:21 Siepmann, Jeremy
12 Section 5: Oboe d'amore takes over theme but retur 00:01:34 Siepmann, Jeremy
13 Section 6: Theme now shared by two instruments: ut 00:01:16 Siepmann, Jeremy
14 Section 7: Tenor saxophone takes Theme as trumpet 00:01:39 Siepmann, Jeremy
15 Section 8: Theme taken by soprano saxphone, ' espr 00:01:09 Siepmann, Jeremy
16 Section 9: Theme: celeste, piccolos and horn; Mott 00:01:24 Siepmann, Jeremy
17 Section 10: Theme: Oboes, horns, clarinets; Motto: 00:02:06 Siepmann, Jeremy
18 Section 11: Theme taken by First Trombone, complet 00:01:40 Siepmann, Jeremy
19 Section 12: Theme: flutes, oboes, clarinets, sax; 00:01:13 Siepmann, Jeremy
20 Section 13: Violins at last take the main tune, jo 00:01:14 Siepmann, Jeremy
21 Section 14: Violins divide into four groups, each 00:01:04 Siepmann, Jeremy
22 Section 15: Trumpet, trombone 2 and tuba join the 00:01:18 Siepmann, Jeremy
23 Section 16: First trombone and soprano saxophone ' 00:00:56 Siepmann, Jeremy
24 Section 17: Fortissimo; all strings ' double-stopp 00:01:26 Siepmann, Jeremy
25 Section 18: Entire orchestra now employed, ' as lo 00:01:18 Siepmann, Jeremy
26 Section 19: Sudden, amazing change of key, lurchin 00:01:20 Siepmann, Jeremy
27 Section 20: Key now lurches back to C, as jazzy tr 00:00:36 Siepmann, Jeremy
28 Cue to complete performance 00:00:20 Siepmann, Jeremy
29 Bolero (complete) 00:16:16 Siepmann, Jeremy
Disc: 2
1 Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant-Opening figure 00:01:04 Siepmann, Jeremy
2 Same again, with emphasis on delicacy of scoring 00:00:30 Siepmann, Jeremy
3 answering variant, accompanied by plucked double b 00:00:19 Siepmann, Jeremy
4 Reminder of opening figure 00:00:18 Siepmann, Jeremy
5 ... and now its rhythmical mirror image, or almost 00:00:12 Siepmann, Jeremy
6 Answering Phrase 2: a near-inversion, over ' James 00:00:41 Siepmann, Jeremy
7 Pivotal Phrase 3, reversing direction but keeping 00:00:46 Siepmann, Jeremy
8 Reprise of Phrases 1 and 2, but with new accompani 00:00:39 Siepmann, Jeremy
9 Further Reprise of Phrase 2, now on violin, accomp 00:00:40 Siepmann, Jeremy
10 Pavane (complete) 00:01:41 Siepmann, Jeremy
11 Petit Poucet (Tom Thumb)-Introduction; Opening, wi 00:00:49 Siepmann, Jeremy
12 Change of metre continue as solo oboe introduces T 00:00:24 Siepmann, Jeremy
13 Oboe yields to Cor Anglais for Theme Two, against 00:00:44 Siepmann, Jeremy
14 Theme One returns, shared by clarinet and flute, m 00:00:25 Siepmann, Jeremy
15 'Motto' rhythm dominates as intensity increases fr 00:00:46 Siepmann, Jeremy
16 Fear subsides as Theme Two returns, again in Cor A 00:00:32 Siepmann, Jeremy
17 Sensational sound effects evoke a wood at night, w 00:00:44 Siepmann, Jeremy
18 Texture thins; Theme one returns, delicately score 00:00:19 Siepmann, Jeremy
19 The main part of movement ends, with waltz-like ma 00:00:28 Siepmann, Jeremy
20 Petit Poucet (complete) 00:03:28 Siepmann, Jeremy
21 Laideronnette, Imperatrice des Pagodes-Introductio 00:02:00 Siepmann, Jeremy
22 Oriental-orchestral equivalent of an imprial telep 00:00:15 Siepmann, Jeremy
23 ... oboe ' answers ' with a very slightly varied v 00:00:15 Siepmann, Jeremy
24 Expanded derivative of the ' telephone bell ' inte 00:01:00 Siepmann, Jeremy
25 Fragments of theme in flutes and cor anglais, with 00:00:24 Siepmann, Jeremy
26 'Gamelan ' music from flute and piccolo, accompani 00:00:32 Siepmann, Jeremy
27 arrival of Empress; upper strings yield to winds, 00:00:47 Siepmann, Jeremy
28 Laideronnette, Imperatrice des Pagodes (complete) 00:03:57 Siepmann, Jeremy
29 Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bete- opening 00:00:51 Siepmann, Jeremy
30 Characteristic pattern of two short phrases answer 00:00:36 Siepmann, Jeremy
31 Clarinet, flutes and violas, with ' sighing' figur 00:00:21 Siepmann, Jeremy
32 Varied reprise of opening, entry of the ' Beast '; 00:00:32 Siepmann, Jeremy
33 Again the ' Beast ' growls; again the cautious war 00:00:40 Siepmann, Jeremy
34 Derivative of Beauty's Theme from flute, combined 00:00:38 Siepmann, Jeremy
35 ' Beast's theme ' rises in pitch with each success 00:00:52 Siepmann, Jeremy
36 ' Beauty ', ' Beast ' and ' Caution ' motifs all c 00:01:12 Siepmann, Jeremy
37 ' Beast ' (contra-bassoon) climbs ever higher, han 00:00:49 Siepmann, Jeremy
38 Harp's upward glide heralds the moment of transfor 00:02:09 Siepmann, Jeremy
39 Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bete (complete 00:04:14 Siepmann, Jeremy
40 Le jardin feerique-Introduction; Opening bars are 00:00:40 Siepmann, Jeremy
41 The rhythmic basis, and its guises. First, a quest 00:01:23 Siepmann, Jeremy
42 The question intensified:' Oh where went ... my ch 00:00:15 Siepmann, Jeremy
43 The answer, with a falling inflection: ' Gone is y 00:00:20 Siepmann, Jeremy
44 The plea: ' Bring back my childhood!' 00:00:14 Siepmann, Jeremy
45 The response: ' Seek in ... your mem'ry. There it 00:00:25 Siepmann, Jeremy
46 Ravel's use of tone colour to change the feeling o 00:00:49 Siepmann, Jeremy
47 Further illustration of the same point 00:00:27 Siepmann, Jeremy
48 Continued 00:01:44 Siepmann, Jeremy
49 The nobility of the strings 00:00:45 Siepmann, Jeremy
50 Bells evoked by French horns; the final, opulent, 00:01:11 Siepmann, Jeremy
51 Le jardin feerique (complete) 00:04:00 Siepmann, Jeremy
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