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Work: Pavane pour une infante défunte

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ComposerRavel, Maurice (1875-1937)
Period20th century
Year1899
Work typeInstrumental
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AmsterdamRising stars: trumpet player Simon Höfele

© Sebastian Heck
Hindemith, Ravel, Pares, Takemitsu, Srnka, Prokofiev, Gershwin
Simon Höfele; Kärt Ruubel

BirminghamSaint Saëns: Organ Symphony - CBSO Benevolent Fund Concert

© patrickgarvey.com
Sibelius, Ravel, Widor, Dukas, Saint-Saëns
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Litton; Thomas Trotter

EdinburghThe Lark Ascending

Vaughan Williams, Stravinsky, Ravel
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Martin Yates; Ilona Domnich; RSNO Chorus

GlasgowThe Lark Ascending

Vaughan Williams, Stravinsky, Ravel
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Martin Yates; Ilona Domnich; RSNO Chorus

BarcelonaVladimir Ashkenazy: La Mer

© © Keith Saunders
Prokofiev, Ravel, Debussy
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya; Vladimir Ashkenazy; Boris Belkin
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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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Immaculately tailored Ravel and Mussorgsky from Inon Barnatan

Inon Barnatan © Marco Borggreve
From chic Ravel to Mussorgsky's more rugged Pictures at an Exhibition, Inon Barnatan's International Piano Series debut took listeners on a tour of the piano's colours. 
***11
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A Ravel rave in Boston

Jacques Lacombe © Fred Stucker
Maurice Ravel opened his 1928 tour of the United States conducting a series of concerts with the Boston Symphony featuring his own music.
*****
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¡Viva España! A day trip to Spain for Les Dissonances

David Grimal © Caroline Doutre
How vital is a conductor? At Paris' Salle des concerts – the Philharmonie's second hall – Les Dissonances provided answers. 
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As English as roast beef: YNS and OM in Paris

Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Yannick Nézet-Séguin © François Goupil
On the last leg of their first international tour, the Orchestre Métropolitain and Yannick Nézet-Séguin fully embraced Elgar after a francophone first half of Berlioz and Saint-Saëns. 
****1
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