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Donald Macleod completes his review of the life and music of Maurice Ravel with a look at his final compositions, which emerged during the last few years of his life.

When Maurice Ravel died 'thin and grey as a fog' he left behind a substantial corpus of work, including some of his best loved orchestral works. Donald Macleod concludes his account of the composer's life and work.

L'Enfant et les Sortileges (extract)
Hélène Hébrard, soprano
Delphine Galou, contralto
Nicolas Courjal, bass
Julie Pasturaud, mezzo soprano
Marc Barrard, baritone
Annick Massis, soprano
Orchestre National de Lyon
Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Chansons Madecasses: Aoua! Aoua! Mefiez-vous des Blancs!, Il est doux de se coucher
Jessye Norman, soprano

Violin Sonata: II Blues
Lydia Mordkovitch, violin
Clifford Benson, piano

Piano Concerto in G (movts 1 & 2)
Martha Argerich, Piano
London Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor.

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Fri 25 May 2018 12:00

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    How's your mug?; Keng-ca-fou (L' Enfant et les sortileges)

    Conductor: Leonard Slatkin. Performer: Orchestre National de Lyon.
    • Naxos.
    • 8660336.
  • Maurice Ravel

    L' Enfant et les sortileges (Scenes 12-15)

    Conductor: Leonard Slatkin. Performer: Orchestre National de Lyon.
    • Naxos.
    • 8660336.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Chansons madecasses (Nos 2 and 3)

    Performer: Dalton Baldwin. Performer: Jessye Norman. Performer: Michel Debost. Performer: Renaud Fontanarosa.
    • EMI.
    • 5759122.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Sonata for violin and piano [1897]

    Performer: Clifford Benson. Performer: Lydia Mordkovitch.
    • Chandos.
    • CHAN9351.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G major (1st and 2nd movements)

    Conductor: Claudio Abbando. Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • GCD 89883.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Chanson Romanesque (Don Quichotte a Dulcinee)

    Conductor: Kent Nagano. Performer: José van Dam. Performer: Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 3633102.

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