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Les grands vents venus d'outremer
Les grands vents venus d’outremer was written just three months after the Histoires naturelles premiere. The poem, by his friend Henri de Régnier, is so highly condensed and evokes such fleeting images that Ravel wisely generalizes the emotion. Almost undoubtedly Debussy had this song in mind when, in 1911, he stated that de Régnier’s poetry could not be set to music. Ravel, we may think, proved otherwise, but at the cost of unusual textural complication.

from notes by Roger Nichols © 2009

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67728 track 11
Recording date
13 July 2008
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Ravel: Songs (CDA67728)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: June 2009
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