2 Jul 2020

RAVEL: Introduction And Allegro

From Music Alive, 8:01 pm on 2 July 2020
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Photo: screenshot ex APO video

Maurice Ravel was commissioned by the Érard Company in Paris to write this work to display the expressive range of its new double-action pedal harp.

Ravel wrote it in June 1905 in a mad rush over the course of a week with sleepless nights so he could go on a boating holiday with friends.

Recorded by RNZ Concert at the APO's concert without audience, 'The Soldier's Tale'
Auckland Town Hall, 12 June 2020
Producer: Tim Dodd; Engineer: Adrian Hollay