Ravel’s String Quartet


In 1905, Claude Debussy wrote to Ravel saying, “In the name of the gods of music and in my own, do not touch a single note you have written in your Quartet.” High praise from one of the most famous composers of the era. The work alternates between dreamy harmonies and sensual melodies with the final movement erupting in a blaze of unstoppable energy.

Prior — Call of the Sirens for Flute and Harp
Ravel — String Quartet in F major