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Rachmaninov, Ravel: Piano Works / Lise De La Salle


Release Date: 07/15/2003 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 4936   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovMaurice Ravel
Performer:  Lise De la Salle
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This music doesn't exactly suffer from catalog underexposure, yet Lise de la Salle's clear, direct, and musically sound performances are worth your attention. Pedaling sparingly, de la Salle's well-honed technique permits her to negotiate Rachmaninov's vertigo-inducing runs, rapid chords, and cruel jumps in the sixth and ninth Op. 33 and Op. 39 No. 1 Études-Tableaux with controlled legato and full-bodied tone. You could imagine added flexibility and purple passion, but the playing is beautiful and assured just the same.

Likewise, the pianist's crisp, eager articulation throughout Ravel's Sonatine and Miroirs misses some of the music's delicacy (Noctuelles is brusque, breathless, and notey, for example) but virtually
Read more none of its character and contrasts. Alborada del gracioso's sultry heels truly click, and the textural layers in La vallée des cloches beautifully float over the barlines. I hope de la Salle eventually spices up her Ravelian palette with more color and sensuality--but give the kid a break: she's only 14!

– Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 1 in C minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Lise De la Salle (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
2.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 2 in A minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Lise De la Salle (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
3.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 33: no 6 in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Lise De la Salle (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 
4.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 33: no 2 in C major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Lise De la Salle (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 
5.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 33: no 9 in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Lise De la Salle (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 
6.
Sonatine for Piano by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Lise De la Salle (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
7.
Miroirs by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Lise De la Salle (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 

Sound Samples

Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39: No. 1 in C minor: Allegro agitato
Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39: No. 2 in A minor: Lento assai
Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33: No. 6 in E flat minor: Non allegro
Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33: No. 2 in C major: Allegro
Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33: No. 9 in C sharp minor: Grave
Sonatine: I. Modere
Sonatine: II. Mouvement de Menuet
Sonatine: III. Anime
Miroirs: No. 1. Noctuelles
Miroirs: No. 2. Oiseaux tristes
Miroirs: No. 3. Une barque sur l'ocean
Miroirs: No. 4. Alborada del gracioso
Miroirs: No. 5. La vallee des cloches

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