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Ravel: Music For Four Hands / Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier


Release Date: 10/28/1992 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 8905   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Helene MercierLouis Lortie
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Recorded in: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk 26-29 June 1990 Producer(s) Tim Oldham Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens Peter Newble (Assistant) Richard Smoker (Assistant) Recorded in: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk 26-29 June 1990 Producer(s) Tim Oldham Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens Peter Newble (Assistant) Richard Smoker (Assistant) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Ma mère l'oye by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Helene Mercier (Piano), Louis Lortie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Notes: Composition written: France (1908 - 1910). 
2. Rapsodie espagnole by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano), Helene Mercier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1908; France 
3. Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano), Helene Mercier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Notes: Transcribed: Ravel (1930) 
4. La valse by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Helene Mercier (Piano), Louis Lortie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
Notes: Transcribed: Ravel, 1921 (for 2 pianos from the original version for orchestra) 
5. Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Helene Mercier (Piano), Louis Lortie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
Notes: Arranged: Ravel (for 2 pianos) 

Sound Samples

Ma mere l'oye (Mother Goose) (version for piano 4 hands): I. Pavane de la belle au bois dormant
Ma mere l'oye (Mother Goose) (version for piano 4 hands): II. Petit Poucet
Ma mere l'oye (Mother Goose) (version for piano 4 hands): III. Laideronnette, imperatrice des pagodes
Ma mere l'oye (Mother Goose) (version for piano 4 hands): IV. Les entretiens de la belle et de la bete
Ma mere l'oye (Mother Goose) (version for piano 4 hands): V. Le jardin feerique
Rapsodie espagnole (arr. for piano duet): I. Prelude a la nuit
Rapsodie espagnole (arr. for piano duet): II. Malaguena
Rapsodie espagnole (arr. for piano duet): III. Habanera
Rapsodie espagnole (arr. for piano duet): IV. Feria
Introduction et Allegro (arr. for 2 pianos)
Bolero (arr. for 2 pianos)
La valse (version for 2 pianos)

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