Composer of the Week: Ravel

Ravel the Enigma

Episode 1 Ravel the Enigma



Donald Macleod explores the personality and richly vibrant soundworld of 20th-century French composer Maurice Ravel, beginning with his happy childhood and prodigious musical development in Paris at the end of the 19th century. Boléro (extract). City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle. Piano Concerto in G (2nd movt. Adagio assai). Yuja Wang (piano), Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich. conductor Lionel Bringuier. Un Grand sommeil noir. Gerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano). Violin Sonata in A minor, Op posth. Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cedric Tiberghien (piano). Pavane pour une infant défunte. Khatia Buniatishvili (piano).

Cast & Crew

Producer Steven Rajam