Ravel, Debussy: The Decca 78s (Ansermet)
Ernest Ansermet; Suzanne Danco
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825007
Barcode
00028948250073
Format
1-CD
About
TRACK LISTING / ARTISTS

MAURICE RAVEL
Alborada del gracioso*
La Valse+
Shéhérazade+
Suzanne Danco, soprano

CLAUDE DEBUSSY
La Mer*
Petite suite (orch. Henri Büsser)+

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande*
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire+
Ernest Ansermet

FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA OF ANSERMET’S 1947–48 RECORDINGS OF RAVEL AND DEBUSSY

Track previews
La Mer, L.109: 2. Jeux de vagues
La Mer, L.109: 3. Dialogue du vent et de la mer
Petite Suite, L.65: 1. En bateau
Petite Suite, L.65: 2. Cortège
Petite Suite, L.65: 3. Menuet
Petite Suite, L.65: 4. Ballet
Miroirs, M.43 - Orch. Ravel: 4. Alborada del gracioso
La Valse, M.72
Shéhérazade: 1. Asie
Shéhérazade: 2. La flûte enchantée
Shéhérazade: 3. L'indifférent
La Mer, L.109: 1. De l'aube à midi sur la mer
Recording information

Recording Producer: Victor Olof
Balance Engineers: Arthur Haddy (Alborada del gracioso, La Valse, La Mer); Kenneth Wilkinson (Shéhérazade, Petite Suite)
Recording Locations: Radio Studio, Geneva, Switzerland, 4 February 1947 (Alborada del gracioso, La Mer); Kingsway Hall, London, United Kingdom, 6 October 1947 (La Valse); La Maison de la Mutualité, Paris, France, 28 May 1948 (Shéhérazade); 1 June 1948 (Petite Suite)
Original Decca 78rpm Releases: K1609 (Alborada); K1867–68 (La Valse); K1966–67 (Shéhérazade); AK1606-8 (La Mer); AK2047–48 (Petite Suite
Remastering Engineers: Chris Bernauer; Mark Obert-Thorne (Alborada del gracioso, with special thanks to Michael Gartz for source material
Eloquence Series Producer: Cyrus Meher-Homji
Art Direction: Raymond Bannerman
Booklet Editor: Bruce Raggatt

Reviews

‘An authoritative and sensitive reading… [notable for] its accuracy and fidelity of nuance.’ Gramophone (La Mer)

‘Some of the subtlest songs in the modern repertoire, marvellously interpreted and beautifully recorded.’ High Fidelity (Shéhérezade)