February 15-17, Debussy and Ravel

[Kirill Gerstein]

An all-French program of Debussy and Ravel featuring Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, February 15-17
February 15-17 features an all-French program featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in Ravel's serious, single-movement Piano Concerto for the left hand. 

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About the Music: Podcasts & Program Notes

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WATCH/LISTEN

  1. Brian Bell gives a quick introduction to the program of Debussy and Ravel being performed on Feb. 15-17, 2018.
  2. Video Podcast: Ravel Daphnis et Chloé   by Anthony Princiotti
  3. BSO Artist-in-Residence Jean-Yves Thibaudet speaks with Brian Bell about the Ravel Left Hand Concerto, which will be performed on February 15-17, 2018.
  4. BSO Choral Director James Burton talks with Brian Bell about preparing the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for Ravel's Daphnis & Chloe, being performed on February 15-17, 2018.
  5. Audio Concert Preview

Jacques Lacombe, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus,
    James Burton, conductor

DEBUSSY (orch. RAVEL) Sarabande et Danse (6 min)
RAVEL Piano Concerto for the left hand (19 min)
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé (complete) (53 min)

February 15-17 features an all-French program featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in Ravel's serious, single-movement Piano Concerto for the left hand. Closing the program is a work that's long been a staple of the BSO repertoire, Ravel's ballet score  Daphnis et Chloé, a tourde- force of orchestral coloration and dramatic atmosphere the composer felt was one of his best works. Opening the program are Ravel's orchestrations of two contrasting Debussy piano pieces. These concerts mark the 90th anniversary of Ravel's conducting the BSO at Symphony Hall while visiting America in 1928.