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The War and its Aftermath

Donald Macleod explores the effect of the WWI on the music of Maurice Ravel, as the composer commemorates the fallen and goes on to develop a leaner style to match the new Jazz Age.

Donald Macleod explores the effect of the Great War on the music of Maurice Ravel, as the composer commemorates the fallen, and develops a leaner style to match the times. Ravel discovers the blues, and incorporates jazz idioms in his later works.

Le Tombeau de Couperin: Prelude
Bertrand Chamayou, piano

Le Tombeau de Couperin: Menuet, Rigaudon
London Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor

La Valse
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Lionel Bringuier, conductor

Sonata for Violin and Cello (movts 1 & 2)
Marcia Crayford, violin
Christopher van Kampen, cello

Concerto for the left hand in D major
Steven Osborne, piano
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ludovic Morlot, conductor.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Prelude (Le tombeau de Couperin)

    Performer: Bertrand Chamayou.
    • Erato.
    • 08256.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Menuet; Rigaudon (Le tombeau de Couperin)

    Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Performer: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • GCD 89883.
  • Maurice Ravel

    La Valse - choreographic poem for orchestra

    Conductor: Lionel Bringuier. Performer: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 002463002.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Sonata for violin and cello (1st and 2nd movements)

    Performer: Christopher van Kempen. Performer: Marcia Crayford.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • VC5450162.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Concerto in D major for piano (left hand) and orchestra

    Conductor: Ludovic Morlot. Performer: Steven Osborne. Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
    • HYPERION.
    • CDA68148.

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