Maurice Ravel — "Kaddish"
Deux méldoes Hébraïques - Histoires Naturelles - Chansons Madécasses - Don Quichotte à Dulcinée - Trois Poèmes de mallarmé
Maurice Ravel : mélodies
Didier Henry, baryton - Angéline Pondepeyre, piano
Philippe Pierlot, flûte - Jean-Luc Bourré, cello
These songs mark the composer's career from 1906 to 1933: with the simplest means,and establishes Ravel is the climate of Two Hebrew Melodies. Sound invention,refinement of instrumentation where the voice lives its own life in Three Poems of Stéphane Mallarmé. The Natural History are composed as a great sonata for two"movements ... are carriers of both anxiety and wonder. In Madecasses songs, sort ofquartet in which the voice acts as the main instrument, Ravel alternates sensuality andrevolt. the three songs Don Quixote to Dulcinea, for a film by Pabst for which Jacques Ibert was preferred (MAG 111 120), use of Spanish rhythms and Basque. Fervour,pure joy and loud make up this triptych with which Ravel never took in musique.Lleave the interpretation of Didier Henry and Angeline Pondepeyre where voice and piano duo form a true chamber music give these works a special lighting. DDD /French-English Booklet