A boisterous marketplace, eerie catacombs, the magnificent arches of an imposing gateway… These are just a few of the portraits Mussorgsky’s masterpiece brings to brilliant life!
Gershwin Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition
A little more about the music…
- Ravel celebrated his 53rd birthday while visiting America in 1928, with a party also attended by George Gershwin. Ravel’s respect for Gershwin is audible in the Concerto, which summons the jazzy sounds of Rhapsody in Blue.
- The best-known tune from Porgy and Bess, “Summertime” has been recorded more than 25,000 times by artists of almost every genre.
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