Piano Concerto in G major
Maurice Ravel

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2nd of Ravel's 3 entries.

Ravel mulled over his ideas for the concerto for a full three years. In 1928, the composer returned from his tour of America and visited Oxford, where he began to consider writing a piano concerto. The light-hearted nature of the concerto is confirmed from the first sound we hear in the opening movement: a playful, percussive whip crack.