Monday, December 7, 2020

Spano and Ravel

This week’s Atlanta Symphony Orchestra stream was an all-Ravel concert that drew a link between the composer’s 20th-century music and the world of Baroque.  Le Tombeau de Couperin was Ravel’s stylistic nod to a composer who lived some 200 years before him, as well as an homage to friends who had died in World War 1. Its four-movement orchestral version is drawn from the original six-movement piano version. One of its most salient characteristics is the demands it places on the oboe in the first and third sections, here played remarkably well by principal Elizabeth Tischone.  For the complete review, go here: 

Monday, November 30, 2020


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