Ravel – Piano Concerto in G Major – Argerich, Piano

Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major was composed between 1929 and 1931. The concerto is in three movements and was deeply infused with jazz idioms and harmonies, which, at the time, were highly popular in Paris as well as the United States, where Ravel was traveling on a piano tour. Maurice Ravel remarked that “The most captivating part of jazz is its rich and diverting rhythm. … Jazz is a very rich and vital source of inspiration for modern composers and I am astonished that so few Americans are influenced by it.” The premiere was on January 14, 1932, with Ravel conducting the Orchestre Lamoureux and Marguerite Long playing the piano.

Other Ravel’s work by Martha Argerich

Jeux d’Eau

Martha Argerich plays Ravel's Jeux d'eau
Martha Argerich plays Ravel’s Jeux d’eau

Scarbo

Ravel - Scarbo - Argerich, Piano
Ravel – Scarbo – Argerich, Piano

Ma Mère l’Oye (Martha Argerich and Khatia Buniatishvili)

Ravel - Ma Mère l'Oye - Argerich & Buniatishvili, Piano
Ravel – Ma Mère l’Oye – Argerich & Buniatishvili, Piano

Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major: others performances

Hélène Grimaud

Ravel - Piano Concerto in G Major - Grimaud, Piano
Ravel – Piano Concerto in G Major – Hélène Grimaud

Yuja Wang

Ravel - Piano Concerto in G Major - Wang, Piano
Ravel – Piano Concerto in G Major – Yuja Wang

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