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Ravel: Miroirs, Etc / Andre Laplante


Release Date: 09/16/2008 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: 22010   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Performer:  André Laplante
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 51 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Laplante, a Canadian who won prizes in the mid-1970s at the Geneva, Sydney, and Moscow (Tchaikovsky) competitions, plays with real imagination, flexibility, color, and—at the same time—obvious respect for the score. His technique is exemplary, his conceptions are well thought out, and his contrasts of dynamics and textures are effective without calling undue attention to themselves. His Miroirs is, from start to finish, quite simply one of the best I know, with a thrilling Alborada and a beautifully paced and balanced La Vallée des cloches. The shorter works, too, are perfectly conceived and characterized, whether the mood be somber, charming, witty, or playful. The program is varied, and the sound quality is vivid at all Read more levels without ever being brittle. Laplante is an artist I would like to hear much more from. A highly recommended disc."

-- Charles Timbrell, Fanfare
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Works on This Recording

1. Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  André Laplante (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Campion Center, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 
2. Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  André Laplante (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Campion Center, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 6 Minutes 3 Secs. 
3. Prélude for Piano in A minor by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  André Laplante (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Campion Center, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
4. A la manière de Borodine by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  André Laplante (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Campion Center, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
5. A la manière de Chabrier by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  André Laplante (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Campion Center, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
6. Sérénade grotesque by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  André Laplante (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1893; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Campion Center, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
7. Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  André Laplante (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Campion Center, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
8. Miroirs: Noctuelles by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  André Laplante (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Campion Center, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
9. Miroirs: Oiseaux tristes by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  André Laplante (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
10. Miroirs: Une barque sur l'océan by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  André Laplante (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
Length: 7 Minutes 15 Secs. 
11. Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  André Laplante (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 30 Secs. 
12. Miroirs: La vallée des cloches by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  André Laplante (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 

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