Friday, 12 February 2016

Helene Grimaud Ravel Piano Concerto In G

Helene Grimaud Ravel Piano Concerto In G

This recording of Ravel was played on BBC Radio 3 this morning. The middle (slow) section is so sensitive I'm surprised the small orchestra don't melt.

Don't let the sublime piano playing distract from the rest of the orchestra. A work of art. I hope Maurice Ravel can hear this performance from beyond ...

Helene Grimaud Ravel Piano Concerto In G video


Helene Grimaud sublime pianist
I. Allegramente (G major) 0:32 II. Adagio assai (E major) 9:21 III. Presto (G major) 18:42 Maurice Ravel was born on March 7, 1875, in Ciboure, France. Ravel was admitted to the Paris Conservatoire at age 14, and later studied with Gabriel Fauré. His ballet Daphnis et Chloé was commissioned by Sergey Diaghilev. Other pieces include the the orchestral works La Valse and Boléro. Ravel remains the most widely popular of all French composers. Ravel died in Paris in 1937.

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