Bernard Haitink revisited the music of Ravel on recordings several times in his career, both with ‘his’ Concertgebouw Orchestra as well as with the Boston Symphony. While many of these recordings have been reissued, his earliest, and in a way, most exciting accounts of the music of Ravel, made in 1961, have never appeared internationally on CD. They include a blazing account of the second Daphnis et Chloé suite, the Pavane, Alborado and Rapsodie espagnole. In 1971 he re-recorded the two Daphnis suites and it is from these sessions that the First Suite is taken to complete this very valuable reissue.
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MAURICE RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 1 Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 2 Pavane pour une infante défunte Alborada del gracioso Rapsodie espagnole
Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam Bernard Haitink