March 2011

joyeux anniversaire, monsieur ravel!

Today is Maurice Ravel’s birthday, which seemed as good a reason as any to post a few video clips of some favorite pieces.  Enjoy! String Quartet in F major: Assez vif – Très rythmé (1902-03) L’heure espagnole - Finale (1907-09) Gaspard de la Nuit: Scarbo (1909) Deux mélodies hébraïques: “Kaddisch” (1914) Piano Trio: Final (1914) Piano Concerto in G major: Adagio assai (1929-31)