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Today Donald Macleod explores the stories behind some of Ravel's most famous chamber works, including his struggles with the reactionary forces of the Paris Conservatoire, a summer spent on the yacht of a newspaper editor, and the evening he heard the first ever recording of his string quartet.
Introduction and Allegro Vanessa
McKeand (harp), Carol Wincenc (flute),
David Campbell (clarinet), Allegri Quartet , conductor Edmon Colomer
Three Poems by Stephane Mallarme Felicity Lott (soprano), Ensemble de l'Orchestre de Paris, conductor Michel Plasson
String Quartet Ysaye Quartet
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