Maurice Ravel Ma Mere L'Oye, Valses nobles et sentimentales, Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2
Maurice Ravel Ma Mere L'Oye, Valses nobles et sentimentales, Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2 by Amapola Records at Blaumane Music. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The centennial of three compositions by the same composer is a testament to that composer's incomparable contribution to the classical music
The centennial of three compositions by the same composer is a testament to that composer's incomparable contribution to the classical music repertoire. Maurice Ravel's three ballets, Ma Mère L Oye, Valses nobles et sentimentales, and Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2, are readily identifiable to any music lover through their distinctive melodies and lush orchestrations, performed and recorded on a regular basis by orchestras worldwide. I have chosen to record these three works in versions for solo piano, Ma Mère L Oye in its transcription for solo piano by Jacques Charlot, Valses nobles et sentimentales in its original version by Ravel and Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2 in the version for piano and choir by Ravel with the omission of the choir. The idea of publishing, performing and recording piano transcriptions is not novel in that this has been an important historical practice by composers and publishers, made popular in performance by artists such as Liszt and Busoni. Reductions of operas, symphonies, and other large works for solo piano or one piano-four hands were customarily done so that a wider public would be exposed to music that otherwise might not have been heard or available in any other context. Concert halls and opera houses were not necessarily or readily accessible. Also, mass media sound reproduction did not yet exist in the 19th Century and it was some time before it was made available and affordable to the general public in the 20th Century. Ravel himself approved transcriptions of his orchestral and chamber works, done at the request of his publisher, Durand. These transcriptions were usually done by Lucien Garban, Jacques Charlot and Roger Branga (who might have been Garban; note the anagram of the name). The idea of recording all three on a solo piano disc IS novel in that these three works have not been recorded together in that mode. Ma Mere L Oye and Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2, rarely performed and even more rarely recorded by solo pianists, are rich in pianistic challenges, virtuosity and absolutely ravishingly beauty, sometimes in the most simple of phrases. Together, these three ballets form both musical and historical juxtapositions of Ravel s life and compositions during the same time period in his life.
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