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Maurice Ravel - The Composer As Pianist And Conductor


Release Date: 02/25/2003 
Label:  Pierian   Catalog #: 13   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

At this writing, some 65 years after Ravel's death, very few people are still alive who actually heard him perform. One such individual is Drusilla Huffmaster Anderson, who recalled Ravel's performances in Houston, Texas on April 6 and 7, 1928. "As a very young and serious piano student, how fortunate I was to hear Ravel's music for the first time - played by the composer himself. I have a vivid memory of a very small man impeccably dressed. He played very well, but not being familiar with his music at that age, I thought he used a great deal of pedal. Of course this is necessary to sustain the sound of his music, but to my young ears, it seemed excessive. I also noticed that in difficult passages, he occasionally dropped a few wrong Read more notes. Throughout the years of my musical career, I have come to understand Ravel's works. They are a large part of my performing repertoire, and give me great pleasure and inspiration." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Maurice Ravel (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Date of Recording: 1913 
Venue:  Paris, France 
2.
Sonatine for Piano: 1st movement, Modere by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Maurice Ravel (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 1913 
Venue:  Paris, France 
Notes: This recording is reproduced from a Welte-Mignon piano roll. 
3.
Sonatine for Piano: 2nd movement, Mouvement de menuet by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Maurice Ravel (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 1913 
Venue:  Paris, France 
Notes: This recording is reproduced from a Welte-Mignon piano roll. 
4.
Miroirs: Oiseaux tristes by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Maurice Ravel (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 1922 
Venue:  London, England 
5.
Miroirs: La vallée des cloches by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Maurice Ravel (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 1928 
Venue:  New York City 
6.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Date of Recording: 1922 
Venue:  London, England 
7.
Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Date of Recording: 1930 
Venue:  Paris, France 

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