Münchner Rundfunkorchester/Asher Fisch
Bavarian Radio Klassik 900317
“As an opera person, you always love to get to a corner that is not so touched, and especially if it’s humouristic. I love Falstaff, I love Gianni Schicchi and for the same reason I love L’Heure Espagnole.” Asher Fisch
Fisch’s Spanish hour will have you hooked
Ravel’s exquisite miniature, L’Heure Espagnole, has often come a poor second in the catalogue to the catchier L’Enfant et les Sortilègesso it’s nice to see a label taking a punt on a new recording. Unlike its more in-your-face stablemate, L’Heureis a slower simmer but, like much of Ravel, it repays multiple listenings.
This superbly detailed reading from the Munich Radio Orchestra is helmed by West Australian Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor Asher Fisch, who here proves as skilled a hand with the French Impressionists as he is...