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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Maurice Ravel. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Maurice Ravel, often where they are interviewed.

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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Maurice Ravel. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Maurice Ravel, often where they are interviewed.

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Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte by Maurice Ravel

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Ravel's beautiful Pavane For A Dead Princess touches many people. While it is not actually about a dead princess it does evoke a sense loss. For Carla van Raay it symbolises the loss of innocence she experienced after sexual abuse as a child which led her to make some difficult life choices. Deal Hudson played it to prisoners in Atlanta and was moved by their reaction. At an academy for troubled teenagers in California the Pavane had a similar effect. Genevieve Monneris comes from the town where Ravel was born on the border with Spain. Her film Henri and Pat tells the story of three French airman who were stationed in York during World War Two. Just days before Henri's plane was shot down the three young men went to a concert of Ravel's music in York. So the piece has a strong emotional meaning for Genevieve whose own father was also stationed with the RAF in York. Professor Barbara Kelly of the Royal Northern College of Music explains the background to the Pavane's composition and why it appeals to the emotions in such a powerful way. Although it was written at the end of the 19th century it became more widely known in the 1920s. That was when a young woman called Lucia Joyce daughter of James Joyce danced to it with her avant garde dance group. The writer Annabel Abbs tells Lucia's tragic story of how her life ended in a mental asylum and how she almost became the imaginary 'dead princess'.

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Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte
William Orbit
Julian Bream
James Rhodes
Maurice Ravel
Ravel Pavane arrangement for harp and cello

Producer: Maggie Ayre
Jul 22 2020 · 27mins
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The musical universe of Maurice Ravel

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Tom Service scopes the musical world of one of his favourite composers, Maurice Ravel.
Jun 14 2020 · 29mins

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MOZART P37 THE BOLERO OF MAURICE RAVEL

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Jan 14 2019 · 29mins
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"The Most Perfect of Swiss Watchmakers" - the music of Maurice Ravel (Rebroadcast)

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This week, we're taking a look back at the premiere of Season 3, exploring 4 of the greatest pieces of the French master, Maurice Ravel. Through the Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, Tombeau de Couperin, and of course, Bolero, we dive into the incredibly unique and wonderful style of Ravel. There's no other composer that sounds like Ravel - his unmatched orchestration, charming naïveté, and deeply buried sensuality make him one of the most remarkable composers to explore.

Aug 16 2018 · 57mins
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Maurice Ravel

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Donald Macleod explores the life and work of French composer Maurice Ravel.
May 25 2018 · 1hr 14mins
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A Celebration of Maurice Ravel!

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Ravel once said: “We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work of art.“  Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska brings his art to life in "Jeux d'Eau".  Also, the Moet Trio was the first ensemble to participate in the New England Conservatory's Professional Piano Trio Training Program - and they did a great performance for us of Ravel's Trio.

Ravel: Jeux d'Eau
Janina Fialkowska, piano
Recorded in a live broadcast at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on October 6th, 2008.

Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor (1914)
Moet Trio: Yuri Namkung, violin; Yves Dharamraj, cello; Michael Mizrahi, piano
Recorded in a live broadcast at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on April 15th, 2008.

Mar 20 2018 · 33mins
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Season 3 Premiere: The Music of Maurice Ravel

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In advance of my appearance with the New York Philharmonic this week, conducting an almost all-Ravel program, the premiere of Season 3 of Sticky Notes is devoted to the music of the French master, Maurice Ravel.  We're talking about 4 of his greatest pieces - Bolero, Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, Tombeau de Couperin, and his Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.  We dive into Ravel's brilliant orchestration, his creativity, and the soul beneath the cool and restrained exterior of his music.  Thanks so much for listening, and I hope you enjoy it!  

Jan 17 2018 · 57mins
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Maurice Ravel rehabs a piece by Francois Couperin

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Jun 01 2017 · 27mins
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Episode 41: Maurice Ravel and his two Piano Concertos

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Mar 23 2015 · 41mins
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Maurice Ravel's Tombeau de Couperin

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Clare Hammond gives an insightful lecture on Ravel's exhilarating piece Tombeau de Couperin written between 1914 and 1917, followed by a masterful recital of the piece itself. Clare is a research student working with staff at Guildhall and City Univers...
Jun 06 2011 ·
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