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Ravel's "La Valse" and "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G major", and Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du printemps"

Martha Argerich with the Staatskapelle Berlin under Zubin Mehta
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A concert evening with a program of musical works which brings together a highly varied set of influences. Maurice Ravel's La Valse alone combines three different styles: 1. the typical Viennese waltz in swaying three-four time; 2. the French valse, also in three-four time, but played strictly on the beat; and 3. a military march in gruff two-four time. You can hear a lot of jazz influences in Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major, but in the second movement, there is also a clarity which calls to mind the First Viennese School, as well as a touch of Chopin. Stravinsky's ballet music Le sacre du printemps quotes several Eastern European folk melodies. There's a link between the work and La Valse, as Ravel originally planned his work as a ballet.

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Argerich, Mehta, Staatskapelle Berlin

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Ravel: La Valse

Ravel: Piano Concerto G major

Strawinsky: The Rite of Spring

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Maurice Ravel: La Valse
  • Maurice Ravel: La Valse
Maurice Ravel: Piano concerto G major
  • I. Allegramente
  • II. Adagio assai
  • III. Presto
  • Encore: Johann Sebastian Bach - English Suite No.3 in G minor: Gavotte I & II
Interviews
  • Interview with Zubin Mehta
Igor Strawinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps
  • Part One: Adoration of the Earth
  • Part Two: The Sacrifice

External links

Ravel: La Valse

Ravel: Piano Concerto G major

Strawinsky: The Rite of Spring