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Ravel: Complete Piano Works / Michelangelo Carbonara

Ravel / Carbonara,Michelangelo
Release Date: 11/09/2010 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94083   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Michelangelo Carbonara
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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 Read more 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.
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Works on This Recording

1. Sérénade grotesque by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Michelangelo Carbonara (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1893; France 
2. Menuet antique by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Michelangelo Carbonara (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; France 
3. Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Michelangelo Carbonara (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
4. Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Michelangelo Carbonara (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; France 
5. Sonatine for Piano by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Michelangelo Carbonara (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
6. Menuet by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Michelangelo Carbonara (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
7. Gaspard de la nuit by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Michelangelo Carbonara (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; France 
8. Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Michelangelo Carbonara (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
9. Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Michelangelo Carbonara (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
10. La valse by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Michelangelo Carbonara (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
11. Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Michelangelo Carbonara (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France 

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