Musicophilia Daily

[Audio] – Maurice Ravel – “Sonatine 1: Modere” (1905)

Posted in Audio by Soundslike on March 30, 2009


Maurice Ravel – “Sonatine 1: Modere” (1905)

Though I know little about classical music broadly speaking, I know I’m a sucker for the impressionistic, painterly styles of compositional music from around the turn of the 1900s: Satie, Debussy, Ravel.  This is one of my favorites, though I have little language to describe it properly.  It is delicate but not slight, rhythmically adventurous without being mathematical, virtuosic without being flashy, dynamic and sensitive.  If pressed, though, I’d simply call it beautiful.  [Ravel can be heard here and here in two of my favorite mixes at Musicophilia.]


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