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Ravel Revealed - The Complete Piano Works / Gwendolyn Mok


Release Date: 06/25/2002 
Label:  Msr   Catalog #: 1070   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Gwendolyn Mok
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

n an interview in "The Musical Leader" March 16, 1911, Maurice Ravel wrote: "I am happy that I am alive today. I wouldn't care to have lived during any of the other periods in history. I love our modern life; the life of the city, of the factories as well as the life among the mountains and at the seashore. I find beauty in all things; the great and the small, the humble and the powerful. Beauty is what all modern artists endeavor to develop to the highest possible degree." The piano used for this recording is an Erard grand, manufactured sometime between 1868 and 1875. Ravel's own Erard is a slightly younger version, dating from the early 1900s. Sebastian Erard, who founded the company in 1777, is credited with the invention of the double Read more escapement action, allowing notes to be repeated rapidly in succession. This Erard is straight-strung which delineates each register, providing the piano a clarity different from most modern pianos. In addition, one is able to hear an array of subtleties in the tonal coloring. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sérénade grotesque by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Gwendolyn Mok (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1893; France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2.
Menuet antique by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Gwendolyn Mok (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
3.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Gwendolyn Mok (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA 
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs. 
4.
Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Gwendolyn Mok (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
5.
Sonatine for Piano by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Gwendolyn Mok (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA 
Length: 10 Minutes 14 Secs. 
6.
Miroirs by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Gwendolyn Mok (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA 
Length: 26 Minutes 7 Secs. 
7.
Gaspard de la nuit by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Gwendolyn Mok (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA 
Length: 20 Minutes 29 Secs. 
8.
Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Gwendolyn Mok (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
9.
Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Gwendolyn Mok (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA 
Length: 13 Minutes 51 Secs. 
10.
Prélude for Piano in A minor by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Gwendolyn Mok (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
11.
A la manière de Chabrier by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Gwendolyn Mok (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
12.
A la manière de Borodine by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Gwendolyn Mok (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
13.
Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Gwendolyn Mok (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA 
Length: 22 Minutes 18 Secs. 

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