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Robertson leads Ravel and Gershwin
Phone (415) 864-6000
Price $15 to $145
Age Suitability None Specified
Categories Music Performing Arts

Robertson leads Ravel and Gershwin

Thursday, May 23, 2013 8:00p

Ravel, who heard jazz in Harlem with Gershwin, was dumbfounded by the dazzling Rhapsody in Blue, which Gershwin played at a birthday party for the French composer. When Gershwin asked to study with him, Ravel said "It is better to write good Gershwin than bad Ravel." The jazz-influenced Concerto for the Left

Hand was written for a pianist grievously injured during the First World War. The dark undertones of La Valse, an homage to Viennese waltz, suggest a furious farewell to gentility in post-war
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Robertson leads Ravel and Gershwin

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