Watch ChromaDuo’s Cool Conceptual Video of Ravel’s ‘Modéré très franc’

Here’s a piece from one of my favorite albums of 2016, Ravel, Debussy: Music for Two Guitars by Canada’s ChromaDuo (Tracy Anne Smith and Rob MacDonald).  Maurice Ravel (1875–1937) and Claude Debussy (1962–1918) are about equally represented on the disc, and this piece is the first of Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales, written for solo piano in 1911. You won’t actually see the duo perform the piece, but the conceptual video is fun and artful, and the playing is characteristically sublime.