Classical music in Catalonia - Barcelona | Girona | Lleida | Tarragona
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, it is not possible to schedule concerts right now. Meanwhile, we are proposing via twitter & Instagram daily auditions of classical works. You can access directly to the complete list of works or to the composer index. Enjoy and take care!
Ravel | Daphnis et Chloe
Daphnis et Chloe, ballet & "symphonie chorégraphique" | Maurice Ravel
WDR Rundfunkchor Köln
WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937) was a French composer, pianist and conductor. He is often associated with impressionism along with his elder contemporary Claude Debussy, although both composers rejected the term. In the 1920s and 1930s Ravel was internationally regarded as France's greatest living composer. Among his works to enter the repertoire are pieces for piano, chamber music, two piano concertos, ballet music, two operas and eight song cycles; he wrote no symphonies or church music. Many of his works exist in two versions: first, a piano score and later an orchestration. Some of his piano music, such as Gaspard de la nuit (1908), is exceptionally difficult to play, and his complex orchestral works such as Daphnis et Chloé (1912) require skilful balance in performance. (Wikipedia)