Ravel – Piano Concerto in G Major – Hélène Grimaud

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. – Hélène Grimaud

Ravel by Grimaud

Water Games

Jeux d’Eau in E Major

Ravel - Jeux d'Eau in E Major - Grimaud, Piano

French Music by Grimaud

Debussy’s Moonlight

Suite Bergamasque No. 3 in D-Flat Major, Clair de Lune

Debussy - Clair de Lune (Moonlight)- Grimaud, Piano

Satie’s Gnossienne No 1

Satie - Gnossienne No 1 - Hélène Grimaud, Piano

Concerto in G Major: Other Performances

Martha Argerich

Ravel - Piano Concerto in G Major - Argerich, Piano

Yuja Wang

Ravel - Piano Concerto in G Major - Wang, Piano