Acclaim for François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles' new Ravel CD
The period band give the texture a transparency that never seems contrived. The “fairy overture” Shéhérazade and Le Tombeau de Couperin — Ravel’s tribute to his fallen wartime friends — benefit from the same lightness. A treat.
This second release in their complete Ravel orchestral works for Harmonia Mundi has already been widely acclaimed, receiving a Diapason d'Or, Presto Classical CD of the Week and Sunday Times Classical Album of the Week since its release last week.
The album features the complete ballet score of Ma mère l'Oye, as prepared for stage performances in 1912, the “fairy overture” Shéhérazade and Le Tombeau de Couperin.