Evening Masterwork: Ravel’s Mother Goose Ballet

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

The Mother Goose Ballet by Maurice Ravel

Evening Masterwork for October 2, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9 FM

The Mother Goose Ballet suite by Ravel went through quite the evolution, starting out as a five-movement suite for piano four hands that the composer wrote as a gift for the young son and daughter of a good friend. But three years after that, Ravel was asked to orchestrate the music for ballet, which he happily did, and with it, he added six more movements. We’ll hear the full ballet suite tonight at 7, Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose: our evening masterwork on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.