Festival Parisien: Ravel - String Quartet

Festival Parisien: Ravel - String Quartet

Festival Parisien

Date and time
24 Feb 2017 (1:05pm - 2:00pm)

Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR


£6 (£4) advance

£7 (£5) on the door

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Chu Yu Yang violin
Maja Pluta violin
Elsabe Raath viola
Ursula Miethe–Flores cello

Ravel String Quartet in F Major

Nanzi Li violin
Tom McMahon cello
Domonkos Csabay piano

Ravel Piano Trio in A Minor

These two works by Ravel are among the greatest chamber works of the 20th century. The Quartet is both like and utterly different from Debussy’s - delicate, restrained, sensual and wild by turns. The Trio, written in 1914, is not surprisingly darker, and even more overwhelming in its effect. Three days after France entered World War 1, in a hurry to enlist, Ravel wrote:“I am working on the Trio with the sureness and lucidity of a madman.”