07 October 2021
By Ellie Palmer
10 October marks World Homeless Day, which aims to raise awareness of how we can better support the homeless in our communities. You can stream Ogdon's new album, 'Ravel que J’Aime', below.
Brenda Ogdon has released a brand new album of Maurice Ravel works titled, 'Ravel que J’Aime'.
All royalties made from the album will be donated to UK homeless charity Shelter, which works to house as many homeless people as they can. This act follows in the spirit of the artist’s previous charity work. In 1993, she established the John Ogdon Foundation – a foundation which completely funded three scholarships for gifted young musicians allowing them to pursue romantic and contemporary piano to a post graduate standing. The initiative was founded in honour of Brenda’s late husband the Virtuoso John Ogdon (Tchaikovsky Prize, Moscow, 1962).
The new album, which opens with the ever-popular Jeux d’eau, encompasses the work musical legend Maurice Ravel. Ogdon performs Sonatine, Miroirs, À la manière de Borodine, À la manière de Chabrier, and movements from Valses nobles et sentimentales and Le tombeau de Couperin.
The album marks only the most recent chapter of Ogdon's rich musical history. Having been awarded the Gold Medal from the Associated Board for the highest marks in any Practical Subject throughout the British Isles, Northern Ireland, and Eire, she has since gone on to perform amongst the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and across the US, Australia, the Soviet Union, Hong Kong, and more.
For more information on the UK homeless charity Shelter, including how to donate to them directly, visit www.shelter.org.uk.