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Gaspard de la Nuit

January 15th, 2015

Episode 91 of 3777 episodes

Why did that very modern 20th-century composer, Maurice Ravel, compose images of spectres, goblins and death? Gaspard de la Nuit is the title of one of the most arresting and spectacularly difficult works ever written for the piano, but this remarkable piano work by Ravel is actually a conversation between the composer and a little-known poet living more that 60 years earlier. And today's Into the Music feature enters into their dialogue—between the words and the music.

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