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Maurice Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello | Kevin Song and Vijay Gupta | NPR’s From the Top

Recorded at Show 371 in La Jolla, California

“I believe that the Sonata marks a turning point in my career. The music is stripped to the bone, harmonic charm is renounced and there is a return…to melody” – Maurice Ravel

Dedicated to his friend and colleague Claude Debussy, Ravel wrote this gripping Sonata for Violin and Cello in 1920. Here, guest host Vijay Gupta trades melodies with 16-year-old cellist Kevin Song in the second movement.

Presented by La Jolla Music Society

Music: II. Très vif from the Sonata for Violin and Cello by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

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