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© 2012 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
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Recorded by BBC Radio 3 live at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on 6 November 1979
Total playing time: 57.48
DDD Stereo
Released March 2012

CD: Ravel – Daphnis et Chloé

LPO conducted by Bernard Haitink

Ravel Daphnis et Chloé

Bernard Haitink conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
John Alldis Choir

Maurice Ravel, a notorious perfectionist, considered his 1912 ballet score Daphnis et Chloé his most important work, describing it as a ‘choreographic symphony’. Based on a pastoral drama by the Greek poet Longus, the story tells of the love between a goatherd and a shepherdess. In this live 1979 recording, Bernard Haitink conjures a sensuous and atmospheric performance from the London Philharmonic Orchestra and John Alldis Choir.

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Reviews

‘This is an ‘on the wing’ performance, finely honed, played with sensitivity and virtuosity ... a compelling realisation of a great score that well repays interest.’
Colin Anderson, Classical Source, 6 February 2012

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