This Week's Musical Gems: Ravel

Aug 2, 2021 11:45:00 PM / by BPO Staff

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Today we bring you a 2018 performance by the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra of Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2.

In his pre-concert talk, Maestro Zander explains that this "incredibly, extraordinarily beautiful" piece is full of "virtuosity of precision and color," and that he thinks Ravel "belongs in the pantheon of the greatest composers." He also reminds us, "The sound and the sheer beauty of a full orchestra in all its glory - there's nothing like it on earth." We invite you to enjoy this recording for now, and we look forward to enjoying that sound and beauty with you in person when we return to the concert hall this fall!

We also invite you to join us for a livestream performance from Maestro Zander's driveway this Sunday, July 25 at 4:00 PM. The program includes the first movement of Mozart's Horn Quintet in E flat, K. 407, Florence Price's String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, and Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13. The concert will be broadcast live on Mr. Zander's Facebook page

We send our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones. Happy listening!

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Topics: Benjamin Zander, Daphnis and Chloe, bostonphilharmonic

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