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Ravel with Oramo

Tasteful Impressionism and a beloved piano concerto.

The French composer Maurice Ravel (1875–1937) paid homage to musical craftsmanship. He was incredibly elegant himself, something of a Parisian dandy. His father was originally from Switzerland and his mother was from the Basque region, something to which Ravel returned throughout his life and valued deeply. Thus, in addition to French and Impressionistic characteristics, his music often has Spanish influences. For example, in Rapsodie espagnole, the last piece at this concert, Ravel takes us out into the Spanish night, where the air is warm and lovely, and pulsating with passion.

Le Tombeau de Couperin comprises warm and soulful musical images of friends who fell victim to World War I. The basis is a seventeenth and eighteenth-century custom in which music was sometimes composed in memory of a deceased person and called a tombeau, which actually means grave or gravestone.

Ravel was happy to be inspired by others, while his music is also deeply personal. On one of his tours of the US, he heard music by George Gershwin, which clearly left traces on his piano concerto – in which Gershwin’s jazzy spirit swings in to colour Ravel’s music. 

Pavane for a Dead Princess is one of Ravel’s most beautiful pieces; it is dedicated to the princess de Polignac, the ultra-wealthy heiress to the sewing machine king Isaac Merritt Singer. It is said that Ravel chose the name for his Pavane simply because it sounded so nice in French: Pavane pour une infante defunté.

In Menuet Antique, Ravel’s two sides come together: the young and playful seeker, and the mature artist. Ravel composed the original for piano at the youthful age of twenty, and returned to it thirty years later to make another version for orchestra.

Chief conductor Sakari Oramo will lead the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and this concert is part of the ongoing project to record Ravel’s orchestral pieces, for release on the record label BIS.

Book before the tickets are released!

This concert is included in our series Lördag Stor. You can secure your place by purchasing a subscription right now – with 25 per cent off the ticket price.

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Tasteful Impressionism and a beloved piano concerto.

Saturday 27 March 2021 15.00

Ends approximately 17.00

Price:

130-430 SEK

The French composer Maurice Ravel (1875–1937) paid homage to musical craftsmanship. He was incredibly elegant himself, something of a Parisian dandy. His father was originally from Switzerland and his mother was from the Basque region, something to which Ravel returned throughout his life and valued deeply. Thus, in addition to French and Impressionistic characteristics, his music often has Spanish influences. For example, in Rapsodie espagnole, the last piece at this concert, Ravel takes us out into the Spanish night, where the air is warm and lovely, and pulsating with passion.

Le Tombeau de Couperin comprises warm and soulful musical images of friends who fell victim to World War I. The basis is a seventeenth and eighteenth-century custom in which music was sometimes composed in memory of a deceased person and called a tombeau, which actually means grave or gravestone.

Ravel was happy to be inspired by others, while his music is also deeply personal. On one of his tours of the US, he heard music by George Gershwin, which clearly left traces on his piano concerto – in which Gershwin’s jazzy spirit swings in to colour Ravel’s music. 

Pavane for a Dead Princess is one of Ravel’s most beautiful pieces; it is dedicated to the princess de Polignac, the ultra-wealthy heiress to the sewing machine king Isaac Merritt Singer. It is said that Ravel chose the name for his Pavane simply because it sounded so nice in French: Pavane pour une infante defunté.

In Menuet Antique, Ravel’s two sides come together: the young and playful seeker, and the mature artist. Ravel composed the original for piano at the youthful age of twenty, and returned to it thirty years later to make another version for orchestra.

Chief conductor Sakari Oramo will lead the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and this concert is part of the ongoing project to record Ravel’s orchestral pieces, for release on the record label BIS.

Book before the tickets are released!

This concert is included in our series Lördag Stor. You can secure your place by purchasing a subscription right now – with 25 per cent off the ticket price.

Read more about Lördag Stor (opens in a new window)

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Maurice Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin
    17 min
  • Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
    21 min
  • Intermission
    25 min
  • Maurice Ravel Pavane för en död prinsessa
    6 min
  • Maurice Ravel Menuet antique
    7 min
  • Maurice Ravel Rapsodie espagnole
    17 min
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sakari Oramo conductor
  • Bertrand Chamayou piano

Saturday 27 March 2021 15.00

Ends approximately 17.00

Price:

130-430 SEK



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