Ravel

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Airs Friday, April 15, at 12 noon. Join us for this Opening Night Gala, recorded live at Carnegie Hall with pianist Evgeny Kissin featured as solosit in the Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor by Tchaikovsky. Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in the concert which will also feature the World Premiere of Lindberg's Vivo, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, along with Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 and Tchaikovsky's Méditation, Op. 72, No. 5.

Airs Monday, February 1, at 1 p.m. On this weeks broadcast concert by the Cleveland Orchestra music director Franz Welser-Möst returns to the podium to lead the orchestra in Mozart's Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter,” along with the Complete Ballet Music from Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe.

Airs Monday, August 24, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos will be guest conductor, joined on stage by cellist Alisa Weilerstein who will be featured soloist in Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major by Franz Joseph Haydn. Maestro Frühbeck de Burgos will also lead the orchestra in Haydn's Symphony No. 6 in D major, Le Matin and Scheherazade, the Opus 35 of Rimsky-Korsakov. Then, from the archives, music director Michael Tilson Thomas presents Ravel's Rapsodie espagnole.

Airs Thursday, August 20, at 1 p.m. This week from Carnegie Hall Live we join the San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas and guest violinist Gil Shaham for the Violin Concerto No. 2 by Prokofiev. Also on the program the New York premiere of Samuel Adams' Drift and Providence and Ravel's complete Daphnis et Chloé. John Shaefer will guest host.

Airs Thursday, June 18, at 8 p.m. A SMF performance of the Ebene's Quartet critically-acclaimed French program. The string quartets written in the late 19th and early 20th century by Debussy and Ravel both dazzled and disturbed people in their first performances. Debussy's fantastic, spiraling variations were shocking, but the exotic beauty of his writing excited many (including the young Ravel). Over time, passionate arguments by music aficionados over the relative merits of the compositions of Debussy and Ravel would eventually lead to the termination of their friendship. In this episode, we listen to two French masterworks by Debussy and Ravel respectively, played by the Ebene Quartet during the Savannah Music Festival.

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