Bernard Haitink revisited the music of Ravel on recordings several times in his career both with ‘his’ Concertgebouw Orchestra as well as with the Boston Symphony. While many of these recordings have been reissued, his earliest, and in a way, most exciting accounts of the music of Ravel, made in 1961, have never appeared internationally on CD. They include a blazing account of the second Daphnis et Chloé suite, the Pavane, Alborado and Rapsodie espagnole. In 1971, he re-recorded the two Daphnis suites and it is from these sessions that the First Suite is taken to complete this very valuable reissue.
Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 1
Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 2
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Alborada del gracioso
Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
FIRST INTERNATIONAL RELEASE ON CD
Recordings: Grotezaal, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 1961 (Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 2, Pavane, Alborado, Rapsodie espagnole); September 1971 (Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 1)