Francois, Samson

RAVEL: Complete Piano & Orchestral Works

CD (Number of discs: 6)
24 Aug 2018

Barcode: 0190295651473

Composer: Maurice Ravel
Other participants: Pierre Barbizet, André Cluytens, Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire

Two titans of the French repertoire, André Cluytens and Samson François, take the listener deep into the spellbinding world of Maurice Ravel. The dualities inherent in the composer’s exquisitely crafted music – and the contrasting, yet complementary characters of the masterly conductor and maverick pianist – are exemplified in their interpretations of the two piano concertos: the Concerto in G, charming, sparkling and gently melancholy, and the Concerto for the Left Hand, angular and defiant, with moments of both brutality and heroism.