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Childish Things

A very short man, Ravel was close to the world of children, with whom he got on very well. Donald Macleod explores the theme of childhood storytelling in Ravel's work.

There was something about Ravel that never quite put away childish things. Perhaps because he was a very short man, with a love of mechanica toys, l Ravel was very close to the world of children. Donald Macleod continues the story of Maurice Ravel's life and music, and looks at the music of his middle years, when childhood, and when dance forms were particularly important to him. .

Ma Mere l'Oye: Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
Pacal & Ami Rogé, piano

Ma Mere l'Oye: Petit Poucet, Laideronette, Les entretiens de la belle et de la bête
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR
Stephane Deneve, conductor

Daphnis & Chloe Suite II (extracts)
Tonhalle Orchester Zurich
Zurcher Sing-Akademie
Lionel Bringuier, conductor

Valses nobles et sentimentales (extract)
Angela Hewitt, piano

Piano Trio (movts 1 & 2)
Joshua Bell, violin
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Stephen Isserlis, cello.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Pavane de la belle au bois dormant (Ma mere l'oye)

    Performer: Ami Roge. Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • Onyx.
    • 4117.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Ma mere l'oye (Scenes 3-5)

    Conductor: Stéphane Denève. Performer: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • SWR19033CD.
    • SWR19033CD.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Daphnis et Chloe (Part 3)

    Conductor: Lionel Bringuier. Performer: Tim Brown (20th C). Performer: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Performer: Zurcher Sing-Akademie.
    • Decca.
    • 4795524.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Valses nobles et sentimentales for piano

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • CDA673412.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Modere; Pantoum (Piano Trio in A minor)

    Performer: Trio Shanham Erez Wallfisch.
    • Nimbus.
    • NI5905.


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