Sunday, 23 November 2014

Maurice Ravel - Sheherazade

Ravel (1875-1937) was a French composer, who is generally regarded as one of the all-time greats. Even so, there are somewhat hidden gems in his repertoire. One of my personal favourites is Sheherazade, a cycle of three poems for soprano (or tenor) and orchestra from 1903. A beautiful example of the effect Asia had on European culture at that time. Relevant links below.