Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

2. RavelPiano Concerto in G

Why choose this? Well, it’s beautiful. The way it arpeggiates and tumbles around while there is another, slower melody happening: quite remarkable. I tried to use that methodology in some of my music, with varying results. It’s not easy. At the start of Tubular Bells, there’s an arpeggio that develops and builds, and this melody starts to work its way around another slower melody. It’s a complex technique and it’s one I tried to learn and tried to use to benefit my own music.

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