Ravel Gaspard de la nuit: Ondine
Live concert performance, 1989 Sydney Opera House
April 25, 2015
MP3 5.3 MB, bitrate 128 kbps.
Story behind the song
Ravel's "Gaspard de la Nuit" had a literary inspiration and its three piano pieces, "Ondine," "Le Gibet" and "Scarbo," are named after some prose poems by Aloysius Bertrand (1807-1841). A French romantic in love with the instability of the Middle Ages rather than the Platonic harmony of its troubadours, Bertrand invented a series of portraits and encounters in his collection, called "Gaspard de la Nuit."