A Ravel Soiree



Tom Service and Sara Mohr-pietsch present a Ravel evening with live music from Radio 3 New Generation Artist Louis Schwizgebel, guests including Ravel scholar and consultant on the Radio 3 day, Roger Nichols and the composer George Benjamin, and celebrated recordings of some of his last works including Bolero, the Left Hand Piano Concerto, the G major Piano Concerto and the Don Quichotte Songs. There'll also be several Ravel Revealed features including a look at Ravel and literature with Ian McMillan, a programme of readings and music from the actress Kristin Scott Thomas, a visit to Ravel's house just outside Paris and a look at the final debilitating disease. And a rarely heard 1947 recording of his 1-act opera L'Enfant et les Sortilèges.


Gaspard de la Nuit

Louis Schwizgebel (piano)

Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé


Menuet antique

Ravel Remembered: Ravel and Jazz

Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

Krystian Zimerman (piano)

Cleveland Orchestra

conducted by Pierre Boulez

Piano Concerto in G

Ravel Remembered: Ravel's Illness

Don Quichotte a Dulcinée

Ronsard à son âme

Martial Singher (baritone)

Orchestra conducted by Piero Coppola

Ravel Remembered: Ravel and Literature


L'Enfant et les Sortilèges

(Fantaisie lyrique in 2 parts. Words by Colette)

A classic recording from 1947 with Nadine Sautereau as the child and the Chorus and Orchestra of Radiodiffusion Française

conducted by Ernest Bour.