• Markevitch conducting Ravel

Thanks again to my friend Justin in Madrid, I’ve been watching a video from 1965 of Igor Markevitch conducting Ravel’s Suite no.2 from Daphnis et Chloé in Japan.  It’s electrifying.

Next week, I’m going to see Rattle conducting the Berlin PO at the Proms, and the Ravel ends their first programme. It will make for an interesting comparison.  But I bet Rattle’s baton will be a good deal shorter.

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