VIDEO: Maurice Ravel's La Valse - La Jolla Symphony & Chorus - UCSD-TV - University of California Television
Maurice Ravel's La Valse - La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Date: 7/20/2019; 14 minutes


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Though suspicious of German music in general Maurice Ravel was an unabashed fan of the waltz, and wrote several pieces that incorporated that distinctive rhythm. Of "La Valse," the composer wrote that "I had intended this work to be a kind of apotheosis of the Viennese waltz, with which was associated in my imagination an impression of a fantastic and fatal sort of dervish's dance." Recorded on 6/9/2019. (#35007)

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