Conductor John Wilson and François Dru (editorial director of the Ravel Edition) discuss Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé. This interview was recorded in London during the Chandos session of Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé with the Sinfonia of London Chorus and Sinfonia of London conducted by John Wilson. The recording has been released in November 2023 by the Chandos label.
Le Detroit Symphony Orchestra sous la direction de Fabien Gabel a donné, début novembre 2023, la première mondiale de l’édition révisée de la Rapsodie espagnole. Une captation vidéo de l’un de ces concerts est désormais accessible en streaming gratuit sur le site du Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
La vidéo sur le site du DSO : https://livefromorchestrahall.vhx.tv/2023-24-4k-uhd/season:5/videos/maurice-ravel-rapsodie-espagnol
The world première of the revised edition of Rapsodie espagnole, RAVEL EDITION Volume X, will be performed by the prestigious Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Fabien Gabel during three concerts, from the 9th to the 11th of November, at Orchestra Hall. The concert on 11 November (8 PM local time) will be live-streamed worldwide from the official DSO website. “The Detroit Symphony Orchestra feels a great affinity for French repertoire and even today draws upon its storied history of performing the music of Ravel under Paul Paray and many other outstanding conductors,” said Erik Rönmark, President and CEO of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. “We are very pleased to present the revised edition of Rapsodie espagnole, Ravel Edition Volume X, conducted by Fabien Gabel.”
RAVEL EDITION is thrilled to be collaborating with the DSO, cementing the long-standing musical collaboration amongst the American orchestral scene and artists from both sides of the Atlantic in promoting a global appreciation for Ravel’s oeuvre. “We understand the deeply rooted historical link that has existed for more than a century between the US and Ravel, first established by some of the greatest conductors in France to have directed the composer’s music, such as Pierre Monteux, Charles Münch and Paul Paray. It’s with great pleasure that we watch this tradition continue through the close bond between Fabien Gabel, a connoisseur of the French symphonic repertoire, and America’s orchestras, such as the dynamic ensemble that is the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which has always presented passionate performances of Ravel’s works,” says François Dru, Editorial Director at RAVEL EDITION.
The 2023 revised version of Rapsodie espagnole by RAVEL EDITION has been produced based on sources archived both in the USA and France: the orchestral manuscript (Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin), the 1895 “Habanera” manuscript (Yale University), the scores of illustrious conductors, such as Charles Münch and Pierre Boulez, and historic parts stored in the libraries of the Orchestre Colonne and Orchestre Lamoureux (Paris).
Staying true to RAVEL EDITION’s core DNA, this editorial process married the expertise of musicologists with the insight of esteemed performers. Consequently, on the peer review committee for this volume were conductors Fabien Gabel and Ludovic Morlot, composer Benjamin Attahir, and musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. “I would like to thank RAVEL EDITION for the remarkable work carried out on Rapsodie espagnole,” expressed Fabien Gabel. “The corrections introduced were absolutely essential in providing clarity from a performance point of view, and have made the instrumentalists’ work considerably easier.”
Founded in 1887, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is one of the largest orchestras in the United States. Through exceptional programming, dynamic communication and a string of awards for highly acclaimed recordings, the ensemble has earned itself a hugely successful global reputation. The orchestra also has a particularly close affiliation with French music, as demonstrated by its famous recordings of Ravel’s Rapsodie Espagnole, conducted by Paul Paray (Mercury) and Antal Doráti (Decca). This transatlantic artistic relationship has been carefully nurtured by the orchestra’s successive Musical Directors: Neeme Järvi, Leonard Slatkin and now Jader Bignamini.
RAVEL EDITION was founded in October 2018 to honour the works of Maurice Ravel with revised editions, produced in line with a novel concept that unites musicological and artistic expertise. The orchestral parts of these revised editions have now been used by more that 80 orchestras in 24 different countries across Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania. RAVEL EDITION’s publications are regularly recorded and have garnered high praise by the press internationally.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra : www.dso.org
Fabien Gabel : www.fabiengabel.com
Ravel Edition : www.raveledition.com
Crédits photographiques : DSO - Sarah Smarch / Fabien Gabel - Stéphane Bourgeois
L’édition révisée du Concerto pour la main gauche de Ravel était au programme d’une série de concerts de l’Orchestre philharmonique des Pays-Bas sous la direction de Lorenzo Viotti et avec Bertrand Chamayou en soliste.
Le concert du 20 octobre au TivoliVredenburg d’Utrecht a été filmé et cette captation est disponible sur Youtube.
A l’occasion des représentations autour des ballets de Jerome Robbins dont En Sol, l’édition révisée du Concerto pour piano sera interprétée par l’Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris sous la direction de Maria Seletskaja avec Frank Braley en soliste. Il s’agit de la première collaboration de la Ravel Edition avec l’Opéra de Paris.
Cette série de représentations se déroulera du 24 octobre au 10 novembre.
Plus d’informations sur le site de l’Opéra de Paris