Maurice Ravel: Chansons Madecasses/Two Piano Pieces/Violin & Cello Sonata
Released: Nov 2005
The spare minimalism of Ravel's setting lets the poems of Evariste-Desire de Parny live in dramatic intensity in Chansons Madecasses. First comes a lover's tryst. Then there's a blood-curdling indictment against Madagascar's colonialism, and finally a night reverie.