The Land of Smiles - Overture Franz Lehar
In More Music Breakfast, together with Yakult, we’ve been looking at the best musical sunrises. This one is an absolute stunner.
Ravel sure knew how to write a heart-breaking, evocative melody - and in his exquisite ballet Daphnis and Chloe, the French impressionist composer was in fine form.
Few pieces of music evoke morning more perfectly than the Daybreak movement from Ravel’s ballet of Daphnis and Chloe. Birds trill and carol in the treetops, fresh breezes stir through their branches and the meadows below, and the sun rises over the horizon and bursts forth in a moment of pure orchestral ecstasy.
So beautiful. Brew the coffee, let the sun stream in and indulge in this glorious sound-world courtesy of Ravel.