Ravel: Orchestral Works Vol. 2

Conductor: Stéphane Denève
Orchestra: Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR
Released: 3 November 2014
Label: Hanssler Classic

Stephane Deneve…coaxes a rich, warm sound from the orchestra. Performance **** Recording ****
–BBC Music Magazine, Jan’15

Excellent sound quality, naturally balanced in a clear cut acoustic, this gorgeous music and Ravel’s superfine and miraculous orchestration can be fully appreciated, as these musicians, absolutely at one with the score’s depictions and sensibilities. IRR OUTSTANDING –IRR,Jan’15

The works testify to Deneve’s experience in this music. With colours finely etched in, a fluidity of movement and a real sense that he has his finger firmly on the Ravel pulse. –Gramophone,Jan’15

Stéphane Denève took his time before beginning to conduct Ravel, first covering orchestral works by his contemporaries Roussel and Debussy. That said, he is certainly up to the challenge, and here comes within striking distance of completing the French Impressionist Trifecta. –MusicWeb, Dec’15