Podcast: Towering transcriptions. Stravinsky and Debussy orchestral works in one pianist’s two very safe hands.
January 19, 2018
Ralph van Raat performs fiendishly difficult transcriptions for solo piano of two of the most important orchestral works of the early 20th century: Debussy’s symphonic sketches La mer, and Stravinsky’s score for the ballet The Rite of Spring. Raymond Bisha guides us through the transformation of these works from orchestral complexity to pianistic élan.