Ulster Orchestra - The Great Concertos: Ravel's Piano Concerto
May 11 2018
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Ravel aimed to write something light and fanciful when he started work on his Piano Concerto, ...
Ravel aimed to write something light and fanciful when he started work on his Piano Concerto, performed tonight in this instalment of Great Concertos with Ulster Orchestra. Echoes of jazz run throughout it and the slow movement confirms the composer as a master of melody. To perform it, a master of Ravel: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
"...but the CD's raison d'etre is the Ravel. Bavouzet's G major concerto is the best since Michelangeli's 50 years ago: it has style, verve, poetry and balance..." (The Financial Times)
Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances combine 20th century rhythms inspired by Stravinsky and Prokofiev with his own penchant for big tunes. While Rachmaninov was inspired by the new guard of the time, Stravinsky was inspired by the old guard, creating Dumbarton Oaks after listening to Bach.
Free pre-concert talk at 7pm with conductor Antony Hermus. All are welcome.
Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances
Conductor: Antony Hermus
Piano: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
To book your ticket, please visit www.ulsterorchestra.org.uk