Mutual Admiration: Gershwin and Ravel  [Watch Online January 17–24]

Carlin Ma

Explorers Series

Mutual Admiration: Gershwin and Ravel [Watch Online January 17–24]

Maurice Ravel’s American tour of 1928 took him across this country to major cities, where he was greeted as a celebrity. He had already become fascinated with American culture after hearing jazz in Paris, and was eager to absorb the essence of American musical culture first-hand. His New York activities included hearing jazz at the Cotton Club, and perhaps most famously meeting the great George Gershwin. In this program we’ll hear the best of France and America in musical synergy, in the expert hands of Kristin Lee and Orion Weiss.

This performance premieres on Sunday, January 17, at 5:00 p.m. PT and is available to purchase and watch until Sunday, January 24.


Maurice Ravel(1875–1937)
Violin Sonata no. 2 in G major, op. 45 (1923–27)
Blues: Moderato
Perpetuum mobile: Allegro
George Gershwin(1898–1937)
Five Selections from Porgy and Bess for Violin and Piano (1935) (arr. Heifetz)
A Woman is a Sometime Thing
My Man’s Gone Now
Bess, You My Woman Now
It Ain’t Necessarily So
Maurice Ravel(1875–1937)
Tzigane for Violin and Piano (1924)