Ravel’s “La Valse”
The Orchestra Now, conducted by Naomi Woo, performs Ravel‘s La Valse in a livestreamed concert from the Fisher Center at Bard on April 8, 2023.
Born: 3/7/1875 in Ciboure, France
Died: 12/28/1937 at age 62 in Paris
Written: 1919–20, at age 44
Two-Piano Version Premiered: 10/23/1920 at the Kleiner Konzerthaussaal in Vienna at a concert of Arnold Schoenberg’s Society for Private Musical Performances; Ravel and Alfredo Casella, piano
Orchestral Version Premiered: 12/12/1920 in Paris; Lamoureux Orchestra; Camille Chevillard, conductor
First TŌN Performance: 1/27/2019 at Symphony Space in New York City; Zachary Schwartzman, conductor