Piano Masterpieces of Maurice Ravel
By (author) Maurice Ravel
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Piano Masterpieces of Maurice Ravel by Maurice Ravel
Book Description"Ravel is one of the rare French composers who have left so strong an imprint on their art that music after them can never be the same." Alexis Roland-Manuel.Maurice Ravel (1875 1937) ranks as one of the most original French composers of his time, a consummate craftsman who continually sought perfection of form and style, and whose unique harmonic language was unmistakably his own. Along with Debussy, he stands in the front rank of great modern composers for the piano and his piano music includes a number of masterpieces considered vital to the repertoire of any serious pianist. This handsome, affordable volume reprints a rich selection of his compositions: "Pavane pour une infante defunte," "Jeux d'eau," "Sonatine," "Miroirs," "Menuet antique," "Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn," "Gaspard de la nuit," and more.From the dazzling "Jeux d'eau," whose inventiveness and harmonic ingenuity opened a whole new era in sound, to the beloved "Pavane pour une infante defunte," to the suite "Gaspard de la nuit," music of legendary difficulty that every serious pianist eventually attempts, the piano music of Ravel is among the most recorded and performed in the repertoire. This inexpensive Dover edition makes that music available, at a reasonable price, to pianists who wish to play and study the works of a composer in the vanguard of "the new order of post-Lisztian piano writing." "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486251370
(303mm x 228mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1986
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Maurice Ravel
Pictures at an Exhibition, Paperback (September 2002)
This large-size paperback full score, based on the original printed score of 1929, provides a clearer and more authentic edition for conductors and students. The original engraving has been graphically enhanced and edited with reference to the amended 1953 edition.
Four Orchestral Works in Full Score, Paperback (January 2000)» View all books by Maurice Ravel
Includes "Rapsodie Espangnole, " Ravel's first entirely orchestral composition; the magical "Mother Goose Suite; Valses Nobles et Sentimentales;" and "Pavane for a Dead Princess." Reprinted from original full-score French editions.
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