Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Ravel's One and Only String Quartet

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Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel's string quartet was mostly dismissed as a failure by his teacher, by a prestigious contest and by music critics in Paris. But ever since Claude Debussy gave an enthusiastic thumbs up, Ravel's one and only string quartet has become a staple of the chamber music repertoire. Also we hear a double piano concerto by J.S. Bach that would have been played in a busy, bustling coffeehouse in Leipzig. On Tuesday's Performance Today.