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Work: Boléro

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ComposerRavel, Maurice (1875-1937)
Period20th century
Work typeOrchestral
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Teton VillageTchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Lyadov, Tchaikovsky, Ravel
Festival Orchestra; Louis Langrée; Augustin Hadelich

AmsterdamBelle Époque: Ravel, Debussy and Saint-Saëns

© Sussie Ahlburg
Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Ravel
Residentie Orkest; Nicholas Collon; Andreas Brantelid

RotterdamOpening concert: The colours of Paris

Escaich, Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Valery Gergiev; Lahav Shani

CincinnatiUnlimited color: Bolero + Rouse Premiere

Ravel, Lalo, Rouse
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Louis Langrée; Guy Braunstein

San SebastiánRavel

Ravel
Ravel, Bartók, Copland
Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi; Robert Trevino; Julian Bliss
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LA Phil celebrates Chinese Year of the Pig

Ray Chen © John Mac
Elim Chan lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic through a high-powered program of Chinese and French music that began and ended with virtuoso showpieces written less than 30 years apart.
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Pelléas et Mélisande without words: Alain Altinoglu in Cleveland

Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
The orchestra’s principal flute Joshua Smith was soloist for the local première of Matthias Pintscher’s Transir. Three Ravel favorites completed the program.
***11
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A French touch: Falletta, Lefèvre and VSO present Gallic creations.

JoAnn Falletta © Fred Stucker
A rare concerto and a familiar choral work anchor a Virginia Symphony concert that celebrates the French musical spirit.
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Prom 44: Lili Boulanger steals the show

Ludovic Morlot © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
Colour and light from Ludovic Morlot and the CBSO in Debussy and Ravel, but it was the power and depth of Lili Boulanger’s Psalm 130 that shone the brightest.
****1
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Denève and Hadelich eloquent, bold in Sibelius and Ravel

Stéphane Denève © Drew Farrell
Stéphane Denève and Augustin Hadelich each prove themselves to be at the very forefront of performers active today. 
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