Ravel

22 Posts
Waltzing Duel.
Maurice Ravel: La Valse
One would be hard pressed not to agree with the assessment of a contemporary music critic, who described the Viennese Waltz as a direct expression of sensuality. In the hands of Johann Strauss II, known as the “Waltz King,” this
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Daphnis et Chloé vs Diaghilev et Ravel –
a match made in hell?
Daphnis et Chloé For all its charm and wonder, Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé wasn’t a bump-free production from either side of the fence… It’s perhaps most well-known for its two orchestral suites, using music directly from the ballet itself. The
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Ravel’s Boléro
Music lovers and musicians adore the music of Frenchman Maurice Ravel. Whether it’s his moving Pavane for a Dead Princess or his more esoteric String Quartet, his colorful orchestral work La Valse or his dazzling piano concertos (one of which
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Ravel’s Repetition
If God hadn’t desired repetition, the world would never have been created. Soren Kierkegaard, Repetition Repetition is essential to music. Indeed, without some form of repetition, there is no rhythm. And few composers have taken this consideration of repetition as
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Ravel: Introduction and allegro
Introduction and allegro Ieuan Jones, harp William Bennett, flute James Campbell, clarinet Allegri String Quartet From Ravel & Poulenc – Complete Chamber Music for Woodwinds (2006) Released by Cala Records Ravel: Introduction and allegro I am not usually a fan
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Ravel: Vocalise En Forme De Habanera
Natalie Dessay, soprano Ravel: Vocalise En Forme De Habanera From Vocalises (1998) Released by EMI Ravel: Vocalise En Forme De Habanera This voice is out of this world! And this is an amazing CD, definitely a must-have – there’s not
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