Category Archives: Impressionism

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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Debussy – Sonata for flute, viola and harp

The Sonata for flute, viola and harp (French: Sonate pour flûte, alto, et harpe), L. 137, was written by the French composer Achille-Claude Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) in 1915. Here it is played by the “Formosa Trio”, Pei-San Chiu (flute), Tze-Ying Wu (viola) and Joy Yeh (harp). Along with Maurice Ravel, Debussy was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself disliked the term when applied to his compositions.
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