Music: Ravel Revisited

The New York City Ballet's ambitious "Homage to Ravel" (TIME, May 26) appears to have been a great commercial success: performances of the 16 new ballets based on Maurice Ravel's music played to satisfying sold-out audiences at Lincoln Center. But when it comes to aesthetic values, this exercise in choreographic creativity will have to take the cash and let the credit go.

Of the new productions, only a handful deserve a second viewing. One of them, certainly, is Jerome Robbins' Concerto in G, with its fleet, jazzy ensemble footwork and an elegantly lyrical pas...

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