Ravel: Complete Piano Works

Ravel: Complete Piano Works
Composer Maurice Ravel
Artist Michelangelo Carbonara piano
Format 2 CD
Cat. number 94083
EAN code 5028421940830
Release September 2010

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About this release

Maurice Ravel, while famous for his orchestral scores, and acknowledged as one of the great orchestrators also produced some of greatest piano works of the 20th century. Although he was no more than a fair pianist, his scores abound with very clear and precise instructions on how the work should be played – dynamics, tempi, phrasing and expression all must be clearly adhered to if the performer wishes to avoid coming to grief. These instructions brought him into conflict with some artists – including Toscanini, but most notably with his friend Ricardo Vines, who said that to play ‘Le Gibet’ from Gaspard de la Nuit as Ravel instructed would bore the audience to death. ‘I do not want to be interpreted, I want to be played’ was the uncompromising answer.

These 2CD contain his entire output for solo piano, from the early Serenade grotesque of 1892, through the masterpieces Gaspard de la Nuit, Valse nobles et sentimentales, and La Valse to his last piano work, Le tombeau de Couperin from 1917.

Other information
- Recorded in 2009.
- Includes booklet notes.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Sérénade grotesque
  2. Menuet antique
  3. Pavane pour une infante défunte
  4. Jeux d’eau
  5. Sonatine: I. Modéré
  6. Sonatine: II. Mouvement de menuet
  7. Sonatine: III. Animé
  8. Menuet en ut dièse mineur
  9. Miroirs noctuelles
  10. Miroirs oiseaux tristes
  11. Miroirs une barque sur l’océan
  12. Alborada del gracioso
  13. La vallée des cloches

Disk 2

  1. Gaspard de la nuit: I. Ondine
  2. Gaspard de la nuit: II. Le Gibet
  3. Gaspard de la nuit: III. Scarbo
  4. Menuet sur le nom de Haydn
  5. Valses nobles et sentimentales I
  6. Valses nobles et sentimentales II
  7. Valses nobles et sentimentales III
  8. Valses nobles et sentimentales IV
  9. Valses nobles et sentimentales V
  10. Valses nobles et sentimentales VI
  11. Valses nobles et sentimentales VII
  12. Valses nobles et sentimentales VIII
  13. Prélude
  14. À la manière de… Borodine
  15. À la manière de… Chabrier
  16. Le Tombeau de Couperin: I. Prélude
  17. Le Tombeau de Couperin: II. Fugue
  18. Le Tombeau de Couperin: III. Forlane
  19. Le Tombeau de Couperin: IV. Rigaudon
  20. Le Tombeau de Couperin: V. Menuet
  21. Le Tombeau de Couperin: VI. Toccata