Maurice Ravel
Orchestral Versions of:
Gaspard de la nuit (with recited text)
Le Tombeau de Couperin
Menuet antique
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Alborada del gracioso

Orchestre de Paris
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Tzimon Barto, piano
Carole Bouquet, narrator


Booklet with liner notes in English, French, German and Finnish and the recited texts in the original French and in English

January 2005

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1051-2


Track listing

CD 73:44
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Gaspard de la nuit (Orchestral version by Marius Constant) 25:36
1 Ondine (text) 1:29
2 I. Ondine (orchestral version) 7:10
3 Le Gibet (text) 0:59
4 II. Le Gibet (orchestral version) 5:17
5 Scarbo (text) 1:07
6 III. Scarbo (orchestral version) 9:35
Le Tombeau de Couperin 17:27
7 I. Prélude 3:20
8 II. Forlane 5:50
9 III. Menuet 5:07
10 IV. Rigaudon 3:10
11 Menuet antique 6:50
12 Pavane pour une infante défunte 7:10
13 Alborada del gracioso 8:09
Gaspard de la nuit
14 I. Ondine (piano version) 7:42

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Complete description

This release marks the 20th anniversary of the Ondine label in 2005. His personal great appreciation for the music of Ravel prompted Reijo Kiilunen to name his company after the first movement of Ravel's piano cycle Gaspard de la nuit, when he started business in 1985.

This CD includes the title piece Ondine both in its orchestration by Marius Constant, performed by the Orchestre de Paris under Christoph Eschenbach, as well as in the original piano version, performed by Tzimon Barto. Gaspard de la nuit was written on an inspiration drawn from three poems by Aloysius Bertrand (1807–1841), which are also included on this recording, recited by the great French actress Carole Bouquet.