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Discussion: Ravel: Retrospection - Dejan Lazic

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Post by pgmdir April 29, 2011 (1 of 2)
I know this has been out forever, but I stumbled across it on Amazon and listened to some segments. Very interesing, I thought. Remarks and reviews show some polarization of thought. Some say it's too indidual. Others say it's great. I got it today.

I have this music by many fine musicians, and I have a sense of what it's "supposed" to sound like. This is a different take on things. As with Thibaudet, Lazic sounds at times like he's improvising. There are portions that suggest a jazz imfluence. There are portions which show a large,dramatic Lizst-like feeling. I'm reminded of Jacques Loussier's jazz interpretation in the sense that I'm hearing "interpretation". So... I love it. It's different, but I'm going to enjoy it for years to come. Thanks, Dejan. Absolutely fabulous recording by Jared Sacks.

Post by pgmdir April 30, 2011 (2 of 2)
Debussy and Poulenc! Absolutely!