Product Description & Reviews
Ravel's Madagascar Songs are less well known than they should be, and they reflect the great change that came over Western artistic perceptions of the Orient between the 19th and 20th centuries. Where 19th- century grand opera presented Westerners as the bearers of a superior culture to Eastern primitives, by the 20th century the West had become a symbol of decadence and corruption, the despoiler of paradise. Neither view reflects anything like reality, of course, but reality wasn't Ravel's intention. All of his music is pure fantasy, whether the subject is China, Spain, ancient Greece, Don Quixote, or Madagascar. These performances are all expert, and very well sung and recorded. --David Hurwitz
Features & Highlights
|Item Weight:||0.23 pounds|
|Item Size:||4.94 x 0.45 x 0.45 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.18 pounds|
|Package Size:||4.97 x 0.54 x 0.54 inches|
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