Category Archives: Impressionism

Ravel: Boléro (Tabula Rasa)

Tabula Rasa, an ensemble from Saint Petersburg, Russia, performs their own rendition of Boléro, a one-movement orchestral piece by the French composer Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein, the piece, which premiered in 1928, is Ravel’s most famous musical composition.

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Ravel – Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (Jean-Efflam Bavouzet)

Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), French classical pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performs Maurice Ravel’s “Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major”. Conductor: Juraj Valčuha. Recorded at Alte Oper Frankfurt on September 30, 2016. Published by hr-Sinfonieorchester.
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Ravel – La Valse (hr-Sinfonieorchester)

Conducted by Jean-Christophe Spinosi, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Maurice Ravel’s La valse, poème chorégraphique pour orchestre (a choreographic poem for orchestra). Recorded at the hr-Sendesaal music venue on November 5, 2011.
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Daniel Barenboim – 50 years on stage concert (2000)

Daniel Barenboim’s “50 years on stage concert” (2000) at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. Barenboim played Mozart, Beethoven, Albéniz, Chopin, Schubert, as well as many other composers. More than two hours of greatness, enjoy.
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Ravel – Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (Jean-Efflam Bavouzet at the BBC Proms 2010)

Accompanied by the Philharmonia Orchestra (the British orchestra based in London), French classical pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performs Maurice Ravel’s “Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major”. Composed between 1929 and 1930, 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. Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen.
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