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Simon Heffer's Ravel - early songs, piano pieces, chamber music

Journalist Simon Heffer presents a chronological profile of the life and music of Maurice Ravel, including his early songs as well as chamber and piano pieces.

In the first of two programmes, journalist Simon Heffer offers a chronological profile of the life and music of the French composer Maurice Ravel. Today's programme includes recordings of some of Ravel's early songs and piano pieces as well as chamber music, including his String Quartet and Piano Trio, and his first forays into the orchestral world with excerpts from Daphnis et Chloé and Ma Mere L'Oye.

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21 minutes

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Ballade De La Reine Morte D'Aimer

    Performer: David Abramovitz. Singer: Inva Mula.
    • Naxos 8.554176/7.
    • Naxos.
    • 6.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Un Grand Sommeil Noir

    Performer: Julius Drake. Singer: Gerald Finley.
    • Hyperion : CDA 67728.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Sainte

    Performer: Dalton Baldwin. Singer: Gérard Souzay.
    • DECCA : 478 372-5.
    • Decca.
    • 8.
  • Maurice Ravel

    2 Epigrammes De Clement Marot

    Performer: Pascal Rogé. Singer: François Le Roux.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI LDC : 2781131.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 6.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-X10142.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 1.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Jeux D'Eau

    Performer: Kathryn Stott.
    • CONIFER CDCF 191.
    • Conifer.
    • 7.
  • Maurice Ravel

    String Quartet in F Major

    Ensemble: Britten String Quartet.
    • EMI : CDC7 54346 2.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Sheherazade - La Flute Enchantee

    Singer: Victoria de los Ángeles. Orchestra: Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire. Conductor: Georges Prêtre.
    • EMI : 345821 2.
    • EMI.
    • 2.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Vocalise-Etude En Forme De Habanera

    Performer: Myung-Whun Chung. Singer: Cecilia Bartoli.
    • DECCA : 452-667-2.
    • DECCA.
    • 16.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Gaspard De La Nuit - Scarbo

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • DECCA : 433 515-2-.
    • DECCA.
    • 3.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Daphnis Et Chloe - Introduction et dance religieuse and Scène-Danse générale

    Conductor: Pierre Monteux. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • DECCA : 475-7525.
    • DECCA.
    • 1.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Chants Populaires - Chanson Hébraïque

    Performer: David Abramovitz. Singer: Laurent Naouri.
    • Naxos 8.554176/7.
    • Naxos.
    • 5.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Ma Mere L'Oye

    Orchestra: Montreal S O. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • DECCA : 410-254 2.
    • DECCA.
    • 6.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Trio In A Minor

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Gautier Capuçon. Performer: Frank Braley.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS : 7243 5 45492 2.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 1.

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