Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit for Piano
SOMETHING TO KNOW:
Ravel’s fantastical Gaspard de la nuit is based on three macabre poems by Aloysius Bertrand. The title refers to the one who guards the treasures of the night, or the devil.
SOMETHING TO LISTEN FOR:
The last movement, the fiendishly difficult Scarbo, depicts a fleet-footed creature who appears and disappears in the night, tricking and teasing his victim.
Recorded live in Alice Tully Hall on May 13, 2016.
Video produced by Ibis Productions.