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Track(s) taken from CDA66248
Recording details: March 1987
St Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: March 1988
Total duration: 2 minutes 16 seconds

'This generously-filled disc will afford many, many quarts d'heure of pleasure' (Gramophone)

Sur l'herbe
First line:
L'abbé divague.—Et toi, marquis
composer
1907
author of text

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Gerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Sur l’herbe returns to the conversational tone of Histoires naturelles, but retaining all mute ‘e’s. The courtly, pseudo-eighteenth-century atmosphere is Ravel’s home territory, suggested by Phrygian modality with chromatic alterations. Needless to say, the ‘Do, mi, sol, la, si’ and ‘Do, mi, sol’ of the poem are treated as they deserve.

from notes by Roger Nichols © 2009


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'Ravel: Songs' (CDA67728)
Ravel: Songs

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