Charles Munch, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Ravel: Daphnis And Chloe


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Upon hearing Charles Munch's inspired recording of Daphnis et Chloe, the American Record Guide wrote, "The performance is a triumph... this is the stuff of which history is made." The master of French orchestra repertoire, Munch offers a gripping and emotional reading of Ravel's masterwork on this prized Living Stereo recording.

When remastering the original recordings, John Newton and his engineering team used only two of the available six channels on the SACD disc because that was the vision of the original producers.

1. Invocation to the nymphs
2. Entrance of Daphnis and Chloe
3. Dance of the young girls around Daphnis
4. Dorcon`s advance to Chloe
5. Daphnis reasserts his love for Chloe. The Dorcon-Daphnis dance contest for a kiss from Chloe
6. Dorcon`s grotesque dance
7. The gracious dance of Daphnis
8. The triumph of Daphnis and the ecstatic union with Chloe
9. Entrance of the tempress Lyceion and dance of veils
10. The invasion of the pirates and Daphnis`s unsuccessful efforts to save Chloe
11. Invocation to Pan by the nymphs and the prayer of Daphnis
12. Interlude
13. The orgiastic dance of the pirates
14. Bryaxis orders Chloe to be brought forward and to dance
15. Chloe`s dance of supplication
16. Creatures of Pan appear and frighten the pirates, who flee in terror, leaving Chloe alone with a shining crown
17. Sunrise, Daphins prostrate at the grotto of the nymphs
18. Daphnis and Chloe are reunited
19. Lammon tells how Pan saved Chloe in memory of his love for the nymph Syrinx Daphnis and Chloe act out the story.
20. Pan (Daphnis) fashions a flute from some reeds, on which he declares his love for Syrinx (Chloe)
21. Abandoning their roles, the lovers embrace and kneel at the altar of the nymphs
22. Girls dressed as bacchantes enter with tambourines
23. Young men invade the scene, and joyous tumult prevails in tribute to the triumph of the lovers

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