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Ravel's musical sunrise

Maurice Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe begins in the morning dark with the sound of dew trickling off the rocks. Then, with a hint of dawn on the horizon, the birds wake up, trilling and chirping. Before long, the unmistakable sound of the bright sun rises in the east. On today's show, we'll hear Ravel’s musical sunrise at a concert presented by the Grand Teton Music Festival.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales Movement 8 Epilogue: Lent
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra | Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor
Album: Ravel: Ballet And Dance Music
EMI Classics 66342

Myroslav Skoryk: Sonata No. 2 
Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin | Melvin Chen, piano
Music at the Institute Concert Series, Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, NY

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Garrett Fitzgerald calling from Orono, Maine

Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No. 2
Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra | Louis Langree, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Hour 2

Fanny Mendelssohn: Das Jahr (The Year): October
Christina Bjorkoe, piano
Album: Das Jahr
Danacord 957

Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96
Lakes Area Music Festival Orchestra | Christian Reif, conductor
Lakes Area Music Festival, Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts, Brainerd, MN

R.A. Moulds: Egloga: el Sauce que se enamoro de la Caricia del Viento
Lviv National Philhamonic of Ukraine | Benjamin Loeb, conductor
Lviv National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Ukrainian National Academic Theater, Lviv, Ukraine

Fanny Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor
Geoffrey Herd, violin | Max Geissler, cello | Henry Kramer, piano
Geneva Music Festival, Smith Opera House, Geneva, NY

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