Two wonderful works of Ravel were played yesterday at the Salle Pleyel:
Concerto for the left hand and Daphnis and Chloe.
The Concerto for the left hand is designed to be played by the pianist LEFT HAND ONLY.
It is now one of the most performed works composed by Maurice Ravel.
Influenced by jazz after his trip t New York, Ravel has introduced many Jazz colors in it.
As for Daphnis and Chloe:
This choreographic symphony orchestra and choir, one hour-long work is Ravel's longest piece.
Salle Pleyel lends itself excellently to the interpretation of these two works whose symphony orchestra in full force is required.
Concerto for the left hand is doing beautifully the link between today's mostly classic programmation and her future Jazz life!