Valentine's Week - Reveries

To continue our "love"-themed albums, we present "Reveries" featuring the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Eiji Oue.

"The Absolute Sound Super Disc List"
Relaxing,beloved classics by Debussy, Satie, Ravel, Faurè, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and more, beautifully played by one of America’s great orchestras. A balm for jangled nerves, and excellent music for unwinding and dining! The pace of the human heartbeat so appealed to the composers on this program that they harnessed their music to it. Yet they produced orchestral statements of such variety that a listener might not immediately discern their similar pace, which is described by the musical term “andante,” or walking tempo. A departure, then, for RR and “Prof.” Johnson, whose spacious and transparent sonic textures play large dividends in string-based orchestral music of such clarity and refinement.

"It succeeds in plunging us into a dreamlike state that chases away daily pressures... I emerged from listening refreshed and serene." - Reine Lessard, Ultra High Fidelity

Tracks include:
Satie, Erik : Gymnopédies (3) for Piano
no 1, Lent et douloureux
no 3, Lent et grave
Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pavane, Op. 50
Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt, Op. 23
no 11, Solvejg's Song [Orchestral version]
Massenet, Jules : La Vierge
Dernier sommeil de la Vierge
Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno : I gioielli della Madonna
Act 1 Intermezzo
Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette
Le sommeil de Juliette
Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Andante cantabile for Cello and Strings, Op. 11
Sibelius, Jean : Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22
no 3, Swan of Tuonela
Debussy, Claude : Rêverie

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