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Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
« on: October 26, 2019, 07:10:44 PM »
Joseph-Maurice Ravel (* 7. März 1875 in Ciboure; † 28. Dezember 1937 in Paris) war ein französischer Komponist und neben Claude Debussy Hauptvertreter des Impressionismus in der Musik. Sein bekanntestes Werk ist das ursprünglich als Ballettmusik konzipierte Orchesterstück Boléro.  ...
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"Miroirs" (Reflections) is a suite for solo piano written by French impressionist composer Maurice Ravel between 1904 and 1905, first performed by Ricardo Viñes in 1906.
Around 1900, Maurice Ravel joined a group of innovative young artists, poets, critics, and musicians referred to as Les Apaches or "hooligans", a term coined by Ricardo Viñes to refer to his band of "artistic outcasts". To pay tribute to his fellow artists, Ravel began composing Miroirs in 1904 and finished it the following year. Movements 3 and 4 were subsequently orchestrated by Ravel, while Movement 5 was orchestrated by Percy Grainger, among other.
Miroirs has five movements, each dedicated to a member of Les Apaches:
1. "Noctuelles" ("Night Moths") - Dedicated to Léon-Paul Fargue, Noctuelles is a highly chromatic work, maintaining a dark, nocturnal mood throughout. The middle section is calm with rich, chordal melodies, and the recapitulation takes place a fifth below the first entry.
2. "Oiseaux tristes" ("Sad Birds") - Dedicated to Ricardo Viñes, this movement represents a lone bird whistling a sad tune, after which others join in. The rambunctious middle section is offset by a solemn cadenza which brings back the melancholy mood of the beginning.
3. "Une barque sur l'océan" ("A boat on the Ocean") - Dedicated to Paul Sordes, the piece recounts a small boat as it sails upon the waves of the ocean. Arpeggiated sections and sweeping melodies imitate the flow of ocean currents. It is the longest piece of the set, and, with the exception of Alborada del Gracioso, the most technically difficult.
4. "Alborada del gracioso" ("The Gracioso's Aubade") - Dedicated to Michel-Dimitri Calvocoressi, Alborada is a technically challenging piece that incorporates Spanish musical themes into its complicated melodies.
5. "La vallée des cloches" ("The Valley of Bells") - Dedicated to Maurice Delage, the piece evokes the sounds of various bells through its use of sonorous harmonies.
Pianist: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
https://youtu.be/0VdZR3deNdI


Ravel: Miroirs (Lortie, Bavouzet)
https://youtu.be/0A4Lxm3IpvY


Daphnis et Chloé - Ravel - Dutoit
Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Daphnis et Chloé (1909 - 1912)
Ballet in three parts
https://youtu.be/YHrstmOPKBQ
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Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2019, 09:56:12 PM »
Ravel: Miroirs III. Une Barque sur L'Ocean (André Laplante)
https://youtu.be/bTYUyDjVCRU

Maurice Ravel - Pavane for Dead Princess
https://youtu.be/GKkeDqJBlK8

Maurice Ravel - Gaspard de la nuit
Pianist: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
https://youtu.be/jJRnNm_jhEs

Maurice Ravel: Quatuor à cordes en fa majeur (Arcanto Quartett)
https://youtu.be/VlosBnfQCXo
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2021, 09:58:57 PM »
Gaspard de la nuit: Trois poèmes pour piano d'après Aloysius Bertrand ist ein 1908 entstandenes dreiteiliges Klavierwerk von Maurice Ravel, das von Aloysius Bertrands gleichnamiger Kurzprosa-Dichtung aus dem Jahre 1842 inspiriert wurde.
Gaspard de la nuit gilt als Ravels bedeutendste Arbeit. Er beschrieb das Werk selbst mit den Worten: „Gaspard de la nuit, Stücke für Klavier nach Aloysius Bertrand, sind drei romantische Gedichte von transzendentaler Virtuosität.“ Das „Klaviertriptychon“ wurde am 9. Januar 1909 durch Ricardo Viñes in Paris uraufgeführt.
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaspard_de_la_nuit

Pogorelich plays Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit (Ondine - Le Gibet - Scarbo)
The piece is performed by the famous Croatian pianist Ivo Pogorelich.
https://youtu.be/hKgcHjq1xKQ

Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit (Lortie, Grosvenor)
https://youtu.be/BspU0vUB_tg