The Philadelphia Orchestra - Ravel and Shostakovich
La Valse is one of the greatest orchestral showpieces ever written. A master of orchestration, Ravel begins with an innocent waltz that builds to a raucous climax, only to come crashing down at the end in spectacular fashion. Shostakovich, equally brilliant in his use of the orchestra, composed some of his most profound—and politically subversive—music in his Fifth Symphony.
Created by Phil Orch
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