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Ravel: Piano Works / Vlado Perlemuter


Release Date: 05/07/1996 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 7713   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"I’m convinced that Perlemuter’s Ravel is the best of him in [his] Nimbus recordings, more even than the raft of Chopin performances. Miroirs is a delight; Noctuelles is full of evocative precision, and the poetic sensitivity he evinces is propelled with unselfconscious control in these early, 1973 recordings made in the studio. Textual control radiates outwards from these traversals. As for Gaspard there’s a total lack of fuss in Ondine – but the avoidance of artifice is a function of the poetic hauteur that gives such meaning to his playing. His Sonatine is crisp, the Valses animated by an especially witty Vif whilst Le Tombeau de Couperin moves with grace and deft accentuation, a notch slower than the BBC 1970 broadcast that has Read more circulated. Seeking an analogue, this is the kind of pointillist playing George Copeland brought to Debussy, in contradistinction to Gieseking’s Turneresque wash; both wonderful but both very different. Perlemuter’s Ravel is a breath of fresh air."

-- Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1.
Miroirs by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
2.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
3.
Gaspard de la nuit by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; France 
4.
Sonatine for Piano by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
5.
Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
6.
Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France 
7.
Prélude for Piano in A minor by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
8.
A la manière de Borodine by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
9.
A la manière de Chabrier by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
10.
Menuet antique by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; France 
11.
Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
12.
Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; France 

Sound Samples

Miroirs: Noctuelles
Miroirs: Oiseaux tristes
Miroirs: Une Barque sur l'Océan
Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso
Miroirs: Vallée des cloches
Jeux d'eau
Pavane pour une Infante défunte
Gaspard de la Nuit: Ondine
Gaspard de la Nuit: Le gibet
Gaspard de la Nuit: Scarbo
Sonatine: Modéré
Sonatine: Mouvt. de Menuet
Sonatine: Animé
Valse Nobles et Sentimentales
La Tombeau de Couperin: Prélude
La Tombeau de Couperin: Fugue
La Tombeau de Couperin: Forlane
La Tombeau de Couperin: Riguadon
La Tombeau de Couperin: Menuet
La Tombeau de Couperin: Toccata
Prélude
A la Manière de Borodine
A la Manière de Chabrier
Menuet Antique
Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn

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