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Saturday 20 December  
Maurice Ravel

Live at the Concertgebouw - Tribute to Fallen Friends

On air: 23 April 2012 16:00 - 21 May 2012 16:00 (

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LIVE AT THE CONCERTGEBOUW '...Ludwig van Beethoven’s pastoral symphony, a Haydn cello concerto and Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin are the wonderful ingredients for today’s concert live at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Philippe Herreweghe conducts the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic and soloist in the Haydn Concerto is the young German cellist Marie Elisabeth Hecker.
Two classical masterpieces by Haydn and Beethoven and, to begin with, a twentieth century French composer who was inspired by an even earlier period, the Baroque era. Maurice Ravel paid tribute to the great French harpsichordist François Couperin. Ravel began work on this piano cycle when World War I broke out in 1914. When he had completed the work, he orchestrated the music. And now that the war was over in 1919 he dedicated each movement to a friend fallen at the Front, So, the tombeau, the tribute to Couperin slowly developed into a tribute to the victims of the Great War...' [RNW-host Hans Haffmans]

part 1

part 2


Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic / Philippe Herreweghe
Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, cello

Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 ‘Pastoral’

additional programming:

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28
Ronald Brautigam, piano


amintas 4 September 2013 - 2:01pm / Brazil

Any of these composers is important for who knows erudit music from the beging of human life.

TomUSAA+ 26 April 2012 - 1:53am / USA

As I was about to listen to the Haydn cello concerto in C, I was expecting the obvious, when Hans Hoffman in introducing the work began talking about its history. To no avail, for he didn't bother to mention the obvious, who discovered the concerto, and was the first to perform it over the radio. The name: Milos Sadlo, one of the greatest cellists of the XX century!

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