Search results for "Paul Paray"
1864_coverpic

Reference Recording: Ravel Orchestral Works from Martinon & Chicago

Jean Martinon led the Chicagoans for a brief five years before he was hounded out of town by a rabid musical press and a board seduced by the prospect of a more glamorous music director. But he left a remarkably choice recorded le...

Debussy, Ravel, Roussel: La Mer, La Valse, etc./Vonk SACD

Hans Vonk's view of La mer may be a bit lacking in sheer sensuality, but it's immaculately played and vibrant--and it's particularly nice to hear the outer movements taken swiftly, at tempos close to classic French interpretations...

Prokofiev & Rachmaninov: Piano works/Janis DVD

Admirers of Byron Janis do not need to be told of his febrile virtuosity and inborn affinity for Russian music. But they do need to know about these two rare and splendid concerto telecasts. The 1963 Prokofiev Third with Paul Para...

Ravel: Orch works SACD

In my original review of the stereo edition of these performances, I noted that good as the playing is, and despite Paavo Järvi's often intriguingly cool approach (reminiscent of Paul Paray), the competition in this repertoire is...

Ravel: Orchestral works/Järvi

These performances recall something of Paul Paray in their swiftness and bright-eyed clarity, though they miss Paray's immediacy and impact. The Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 needs greater voluptuousness, with the initial sunrise ...

Chausson Symphony

Chausson's occasionally recorded symphony had two powerful advocates in the 1950s and 60s, namely Charles Munch and Paul Paray, and their discs are considered classics. Though often discussed in terms of its similarity to Franck's...

FRENCH BONBONS

This collection presents 14 excerpts from French opera and concert music by Herold, Thomas, Massenet, Offenbach, Chabrier, and others. Most of it is effervescent music that should bubble over and lift your spirits in anticipation ...