Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Ravel's musical fairy tales

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

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.