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Forgotten Music on 78 RPM Records   S3productions   3-29-17

Columbia Masterworks Bolero

La Valse a choreographic poem for orchestra


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Today’s Guest is Mr. Edward Lopez, professional Stage Manger

Columbia Masterworks 33 1/3 LP

Bolero

Composer Ravel

The Philadelphia Orchestra   Eugene Ormandy Conducting

AL 51 LP13818-25

Boléro is a one-movement orchestral piece by the French composer Maurice Ravel (1875–1937). Originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein, the piece, which premiered in 1928, is Ravel's most famous musical composition

In the 1979 movie 10, the character played by Bo Derek asks "Did you ever do it to Ravel's Bolero?” a reference to the idea that the work is a good accompaniment to lovemaking. A four-minute excerpt of Boléro is used during the subsequent sex scene. This significantly increased sales of recordings of the work, which is still under copyright in many countries.

Joseph Maurice Ravel 7 March 1875 – 28 December 1937) was a French composer, pianist and conductor. He is often associated with impressionism along with his elder contemporary Claude Debussy, although both composers rejected the term. In the 1920s and 1930s Ravel was internationally regarded as France's greatest living composer.

 

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