Some Ravel Birthday Reveling

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Thursday is Maurice Ravel’s 138th birthday, so today we're tipping our hat to this master composer. We asked you to tell us whether you'd like to hear Ravel's music for string quartet, piano or the ballet, and we played the winner at noon.


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Comments [6]

jean rinaldo from Union city

I voted for the piano concerto in G because it is one of the 20th century piano masterpieces. I reflects he spirit of the 20th century with its flavor of modernity as well as respect for the past. And M. Argerich is the perfect pianist for this Piece. She has the fire needed and he ability to do it justice.

Mar. 06 2013 12:01 PM
Thomas Venturella from Union Square

The string quartet is one of the most haunting and beautiful string quartets! Right up there with Faure's, Debussy's & Janaceks. Play it, and I'll put off lunch!


Mar. 06 2013 12:00 PM

I voted for the string quartet simply because I haven't heard it in a long, long time. All of the selections are worthwhile however and I will be pleased to hear whichever one wins. Happy birthday, Maurice!

Mar. 06 2013 11:39 AM
Raymond Banacki from Brooklyn, New York

Please, the Daphnis and Chloe piece, we need some rousing music at lunchtime - and who is a better "rouser" than Maurice Ravel.

Mar. 06 2013 10:56 AM
Diana B. McGhie

Please play the Ravel piano selection in memory of the Joseph H. Plon a great American piano teacher who students won top honors at Mokwan College, Taejon South Korea

Mar. 06 2013 10:16 AM
B Nardone from Whitestone, NY

Please play Ravel piano selection at high noon. Love WQXR!

Mar. 06 2013 08:03 AM

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