Picture King Lear’s entry to the council chamber, the storm on the heath, the terrible prison scene and the lament of Cordelia in Berlioz’s overture. Ravel sets off a sublime, elegant—even delicate—second movement with a jazzy first and third in his Piano Concerto. Music Director Candidate Andrew Grams contrasts the light, upbeat Ravel with Rachmaninoff’s dark-hued and brooding Symphonic Dances. Debussy’s beloved Clair de lune, with its luscious sound, resonates in the heart.
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