L'heure espagnole

Maurice Ravel

L'heure espagnole

M. 52 • “The Spanish Hour”

About this work...

Ravel's opera L'heure espagnole, completed in 1909, was his first work for the stage, and it richly exhibits the irony and refined humor that graced his Histoires naturelles. The vehicle for Ravel's sophisticated, convoluted humor is the quasi-parlando vocal line, a singing technique that combines elements of speech; n... read more