This is a fantastic follow-up to Vol.1. The Lourie pieces are miniatures (1-3 minutes) that contain a heavy Scriabin influence--perhaps a bit more dissonant at times. Some are wispy, introspective works, while are others are quite dark and even violent at times. For me, the main attraction is the Protopopov Sonata ... more
It is very good to have Naxos' "old" recordings on Blu-ray Audio format, and this second release of Ravel's Orchestral Works proves it again.
The CD version was good: BBC Music Magazine gave four stars, and recording's sound was deep and clear. But Blu-ray Audio brings more perspective to Ravel's masterful ... more