Reveries features relaxing, beloved classics by Debussy, Satie, Ravel, Faurè, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and more, beautifully played by the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Eiji Oue. A balm for jangled nerves, and excellent music for unwinding and dining!

The pace of the human heartbeat so appealed to the composers on this program that they harnessed their music to it. Yet they produced orchestral statements of such variety that a listener might not immediately discern their similar pace, which is described by the musical term “andante,” or walking tempo.

A departure, then, for Reference Recordings and Prof. Johnson, whose spacious and transparent sonic textures play large dividends in string-based orchestral music of such clarity and refinement.

Minnesota Orchestra
Eiji Oue Conductor & Artistic Director