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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Ravel La valse

Maurice Ravel’s ingenious, dramatic and humorous La valse is a tribute to the waltz and to Johan Strauss II. In this concert video, we experience the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of French conductor Nathalie Stutzmann.

The working title of this music was initially Vienne; the composer then changed from the French spelling to the German, Wien, before finally deciding instead that the piece would be entitled La valse.

Ravel was fascinated with the waltz as a form and in 1911, he had composed his Valses nobles et sentimentales; he continued his explorations in La valse. At that point, the idea had developed further into a “choreographed poem for orchestra” which had its world premiere in Paris in 1920. It was intended as music for a ballet by the notorious choreographer Diaghilev, but Diaghilev felt that La valse was not music for a ballet, but ‘only like a portrait of ballet’. Ravel disagreed entirely and ended his friendship with Diaghilev.

  • The music

  • Maurice Ravel La valse
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Nathalie Stutzmann conductor

About the video

  • Filmed in May 2017.
  • The video is approximately 14 minutes.

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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Ravel La valse

Maurice Ravel’s ingenious, dramatic and humorous La valse is a tribute to the waltz and to Johan Strauss II. In this concert video, we experience the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of French conductor Nathalie Stutzmann.

About the video

  • Filmed in May 2017.
  • The video is approximately 14 minutes.

The working title of this music was initially Vienne; the composer then changed from the French spelling to the German, Wien, before finally deciding instead that the piece would be entitled La valse.

Ravel was fascinated with the waltz as a form and in 1911, he had composed his Valses nobles et sentimentales; he continued his explorations in La valse. At that point, the idea had developed further into a “choreographed poem for orchestra” which had its world premiere in Paris in 1920. It was intended as music for a ballet by the notorious choreographer Diaghilev, but Diaghilev felt that La valse was not music for a ballet, but ‘only like a portrait of ballet’. Ravel disagreed entirely and ended his friendship with Diaghilev.

  • The music

  • Maurice Ravel La valse
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Nathalie Stutzmann conductor

Watch in our app

The Konserthuset Play app makes it easier to experience music on your phone or tablet – or on a big screen! Read more

FAQ about Konserthuset Play

Our tips for how to best take advantage of our selection and how you watch our livestreams. To FAQ

Konserthuset Stockholm’s fundraising for the UNHCR – support the Ukrainian people

All donations are passed on daily and in full to the UNHCR and the Ukrainian people. Use Swish number 123 408 85 63 or make your donation via our booking system. Warm thanks!

Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

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