Travel to Europe’s Iberian Peninsula for an afternoon of exotic chamber music. Falla infuses his home country’s musical heritage in this feature for harpsichord, bringing its familiar Baroque ornamentation into the 20th century, before comforting the Greek goddess Psyché in his elegiac setting for soprano, harp and strings. Ravel’s signature colors shine in the wistful themes of the skillfully crafted Piano Trio, as well as the sensual Habanera and toiling of bells in his two-piano Sites auriculaires. Delicate word painting is essential in Ravel’s take on his favorite poet through tributes to Stravinsky and Satie. Florent Schmitt’s Lied and Scherzo thrill as a demanding feature for horn.

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