Pierre-Laurent Aimard Performs Bartók

Pierre-Laurent Aimard joins Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony for Bela Bartók’s zany Second Piano Concerto, in a program also featuring Sergei Prokofiev’s vibrant Romeo and Juliet and Maurice Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin.

Paul Paray and the Detroit Symphony, 2

More reissued highlights from the Eloquence label.

Fresh Inspirations: Cuong, Berlioz, Walton, and Ravel

Viet Cuong premieres his work Stargazer featuring Sarah Cahill at the piano.

7 Strange, Silly, and Surreal Opera Plots

Take out the high courts and bring in the dancing elephants: here are some of the strangest opera plots that have ever been put to paper.

75th Annual Elgin Symphony Orchestra Season Announced

Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Beethoven, and other high-flying orchestral highlights mark the ESO’s 75th anniversary season.

Parker Van Ostrand, piano

Pianist Parker Van Ostrand performs works by J.S. Bach, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Wang Jianzhong, and Maurice Ravel.

Celebrating the Chinese New Year

Pipa virtuoso Li Jia’s performs the concerto Little Sisters of the Grassland.

Yuja Wang and the Oslo Philharmonic perform Ravel Piano Concertos

Pianist Yuja Wang joins the Oslo Philharmonic and its Chief Conductor Klaus Mäkelä for a program of 20th-century masterpieces by Ravel and Shostakovich.

The Philharmonic Remembers Pierre Boulez

The broadcast features works by Wagner, Mahler, Stravinsky, Berg, Debussy and Carter plus some of Mr. Boulez’s own music.

The Hallé performs Sibelius, Stravinsky, and Ravel

With Sibelius’s music woven through the Hallé’s DNA, expect a stunning performance of The Oceanides, an impressionistic masterpiece that evokes the sea and nymphs of Greek mythology.

90 Years: Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2024 Season

Another packed summer of live music awaits.

Leonard Slatkin Conducts Copland, Rouse, Ravel

Robert Langevin is the soloist in the Celtic-influenced Flute Concerto by Christopher Rouse. We’ll also hear works by Copland and Ravel including the Boléro, all conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

Afkham & Gluzman

David Afkham returns to the CSO podium to lead Debussy, Ravel, and Shostakovich.

Salonen & Kuusisto

Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to the CSO podium for Ravel, Stravinsky, and Dessner.

Duo Sona

Duo Sona, made up of harpists Eleanor Kirk and Phoebe Powell, performs music by Antonio Vivaldi, Maurice Ravel, and Mikhail Mchedelov.

Music and Conversation with Miloš

An interview with one of the world’s most celebrated classical guitarists on the release of his new album, Baroque.

Playlist: Classical Music for Reading

Whether you’re poring over a biography, traversing a novel, or perhaps writing something yourself, WFMT’s reading playlist is made to help you relax, focus, and get lost in literature.

Ravel & Chopin

Pianist Orli Shaham and conductor David Robertson, who are married, take the stage to perform music by Maurice Ravel, Frédéric Chopin, and Olivier Messiaen.

Boston Symphony Orchestra and Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Andris Nelsons leads works by Carlos Simon, Maurice Ravel, George Gershwin, and Igor Stravinsky

Seohyun Kim, violin and Ji Yung Lee, piano

Seohyun Kim, violin and Ji Yung Lee, piano, perform music by Karol Szymanowski, Maurice Ravel, Carlos Simon, and Sergei Rachmaninoff, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.

A Tribute to Miriam Fried

Ravinia Steans Music Institute alumni Ariel Quartet, violinist Ayano Ninomiya, cellist Karen Ouzounian, and pianist Henry Kramer pay tribute to the retiring director of the RSMI program for piano & strings.

Playlist: WFMT Listeners’ First Favorites

We all came to love classical music in different ways. Here are some of the musical first loves of our WFMT listeners, in their own words.

Rainer Crosett, cello and Kuang-Hao Huang, piano

Cellist Rainer Crosett and pianist Kuang-Hao Huang perform music by Nadia Boulanger, Manuel de Falla, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.

Norwegian pianist Sigurd Slåttebrekk

Norwegian pianist Sigurd Slåttebrekk performs music by Edvard Grieg, Robert Schumann, and Maurice Ravel.

Ballet Music by Ravel and Tchaikovsky, with Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto

Alan Gilbert conducts works by Ravel, Nielsen, and Tchaikovsky.

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