Category Archives: Impressionism

Debussy – La Mer (Orchestre de Paris, conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen)

Conducted by the Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Orchestre de Paris performs La mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre (English: The sea, three symphonic sketches for orchestra), or simply La mer (i.e. The Sea), an orchestral composition (L 109) by the French composer Claude Debussy. Recorded at the Salle Pleyel (Paris) on 8 March 2011. Published by the EuroArts channel.
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Ravel – Piano Concerto (Hélène Grimaud)

Accompanied the Berliner Philharmoniker, the French classical pianist Hélène Grimaud plays Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major, a piano concerto in three movements and is heavily influenced by jazz, which the French composer had encountered on a concert tour of the United States in 1928. Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev.
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Ravel – Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (Piano: Hélène Tysman)

Prizewinning French classical pianist Hélène Tysman plays Maurice Ravel’s “Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major”. The piece was commissioned by the Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein (May 11, 1887 – March 3, 1961), who lost his right arm during World War I. The Orchestra of the University of Music Franz Lizst Weimar, conductor: Prof. Nicolás Pasquet.

Tysman finished her final exam at the Liszt University with this concert. The concert took place at the Neue Weimarhalle on December 8th, 2011.
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Khatia Buniatishvili – Live at iTunes Festival (September 30, 2014)

A live performance by the Georgian classical pianist Khatia Buniatishvili at iTunes Festival, September 30, 2014. She played pieces from Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Händel, Ravel and Bach.
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Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Gustavo Dudamel – Concert of 2010 Lucerne Festival

Wiener Philharmoniker’s (The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) 2010 Lucerne Festival concert. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
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Ravel – Boléro (London Symphony Orchestra & Gergiev)

One of the premier orchestras in the world, the London Symphony Orchestra plays Maurice Ravel’s most famous musical composition, “Boléro”, the one-movement orchestral piece originally composed as a ballet. Conductor: Valery Gergiev, the Russian conductor and opera company director.
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