Ravel: Tzigane, Piano Concertos

Performed by Ruggiero Ricci, Jacqueline Blancard and L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Ernest Ansermet.

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COMPOSERS: Ravel
LABELS: Decca
ALBUM TITLE: Ravel: Tzigane, Piano Concertos
WORKS: Piano Concertos; Tzigane
PERFORMER: Ruggiero Ricci (violin); Jacqueline Blancard (piano); L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande/Ernest Ansermet
CATALOGUE NO: 480 0070 (1953/59)

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Ricci’s 1959 account of Tzigane has plenty of gypsy swagger and bravado, and although the OSR is less than technically immaculate in places, Blancard’s gentle playing is consistently beguiling. Julian Haylock