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Listen Pastoral Passion: Ravel's 'Daphnis and Chloe'

July 21, 2009 – Jean Martinon conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in this sensual recording of Ravel's ballet.


Read Classical Music Memorials WGBH

May 22, 2009 – Hear five musical expressions of uncommon power and beauty, reminding listeners of what we've lost. WGBH

Listen Teens Tackle the Classics in San Francisco

January 7, 2009 – Gifted young musicians perform with panache, playing works from Beethoven to Ravel.


Listen Kids, Keyboards and Classics

November 5, 2008 – Pianists aged 12 to 16 perform at the International Institute for Young Musicians in Lawrence, Kan.


Read Ravel's 'Le Tombeau de Couperin'

August 21, 2008 – Maurice Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin"

Listen Beaux Arts Trio Bids Farewell At Tanglewood APM

August 19, 2008 – Hear the final and bittersweet U.S. performance by the chamber ensemble, after a 53-year run. APM


Read Leon Fleisher: A Piano Legend At 80

July 23, 2008 – On his birthday, hear Fleisher's best recordings, chosen by Pulitzer-winning critic Tim Page.

Read The New York Philharmonic Plays Pyongyang

February 26, 2008 – In an act of symphonic diplomacy, the orchestra pays a visit to the North Korean capital.

Listen New York Philharmonic Set for North Korea Show

February 25, 2008 – The group is slated to perform Wagner, Dvorak and Gershwin for the historic occasion.


Listen Jean-Yves Thibaudet in Concert

February 9, 2007 – The French pianist presents his nuanced and atmospheric interpretations of Ravel and Schumann.

Listen 'Performance Today' at 20: A Look Back

January 5, 2007 – This 20th-anniversary program highlights great performances and moments of poignancy and levity.


Listen Stephen Hough plays "Alborada del Gracioso"

October 10, 2006 – In concert at Portland Piano International, Stephen Hough plays "Alborada del Gracioso."

Listen Ravel's 'Mother Goose Suite,' Revisited

August 31, 2006 – Maurice Ravel had a habit of rearranging his music from piano to orchestra and back.

Listen Ravel for Three: Argerich, Freire and Cheng

July 27, 2006 – Three musicians tackle two pieces by Ravel: Ondine and "Laideronette — Empress of the Pagodas."

Read Russian National Orchestra in Concert

July 21, 2006 – An exclusive webcast from Festival del Sole, anchored by the Russian National Orchestra.

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