11 Songs, 1 Hour 7 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sergiu Celibidache could be eccentric, willful, and, when in top form, magnificent—as he is here, offering a trio of popular Ravel orchestral works. Daphnis et Chloé is a ballet he always did well, his ear for orchestral color and texture animating this most luscious of music and making it sound totally ravishing. Le Tombeau de Couperin, written as a memorial to friends lost in war, is a more complex creation and Celibidache doesn’t sell it short. La valse, that intoxicating vision of a world in decay, swirls thrillingly to its conclusion. Terrific playing by the Munich orchestra, recorded live during the 1980s.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sergiu Celibidache could be eccentric, willful, and, when in top form, magnificent—as he is here, offering a trio of popular Ravel orchestral works. Daphnis et Chloé is a ballet he always did well, his ear for orchestral color and texture animating this most luscious of music and making it sound totally ravishing. Le Tombeau de Couperin, written as a memorial to friends lost in war, is a more complex creation and Celibidache doesn’t sell it short. La valse, that intoxicating vision of a world in decay, swirls thrillingly to its conclusion. Terrific playing by the Munich orchestra, recorded live during the 1980s.

TITLE TIME

More By Sergiu Celibidache