On-Demand - Ravel's Boléro
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Mélisande McNabney, harpsichord
Paul Dukas: Fanfare from La Peri
Francis Poulenc: Harpsichord concerto
Maurice Ravel: Bolero
Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
This all-French program features works originally composed for ballet in the first half of the 20th century and are now largely performed as concert pieces. Poulenc's surprisingly large orchestration of his Harpsichord Concerto hints at the instruments baroque origins while influencing the neoclassical works that succeed it.