DEBUSSY Piano Trio in G
RAVEL Violin Sonata No.2
RAVEL String Quartet in F
This concert presents Debussy and Ravel at the opposite ends of their careers. Debussy’s Trio is the work of a young man yet to find a personal voice, but it is effortlessly sweet and charming. In contrast, Ravel’s second Violin Sonata hints at the composer’s discovery and love of American jazz. Ravel’s only string quartet was much admired by Debussy, and while perceived as progressive and modern, Ravel considered it firmly rooted in classical tradition.
Part of LA BELLE ÉPOQUE A French Weekend
Festival of Chamber Music and Song from France's Golden Age
Friday 9 March - Sunday 11 March
In collaboration with University of Sheffield Concerts