Performance Today

Ravel's musical fairy tales

Maurice Ravel at the piano, 1912WikiMedia CC, Bibliotheque nationale de France

January 11, 2018

In 1910, Maurice Ravel wrote a set of piano duets for some friends... musical fairy tales inspired by the Mother Goose stories. One year later, he turned those duets into music for orchestra. On Thursday's Performance Today, the New York Philharmonic plays Mother Goose by Maurice Ravel, in concert at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata K475 in E flat Major, Allegrissimo
Andras Schiff, piano
Scarlatti Keyboard Sonatas
London 421422

Domenico Scarlatti / Gabriel Pierne: Three Pieces: Presto giocoso, Andante, Scherzo
Italian Saxophone Quartet
Beaches Fine Arts Jacksonville, St. Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, FL

Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16
Juho Pohjonen, piano; The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

Francois Dompierre: Pavane
New Orford Quartet
Flagler Museum Music Series, Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL

Hour 2

Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F major: Movement 4 Vif et agite
Ebene String Quartet
Debussy, Faure, Ravel - String Quartets Music
Virgin 519045

Bix Beiderbecke (arr: Woodiel and Kostraba): In a Mist
Paul Woodiel, violin; Greg Kostraba, piano
New Harmony Music Festival and School, Thralls Opera House, New Harmony, IN

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Piano Quintet in C Minor: Movement 3
Inon Barnatan, piano; Geoff Nuttall, violin; Masumi Per Rostad, viola; David Ying, cello; Anthony Manzo, bass
Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose Ballet
New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert, conductor
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY