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Ravel: Complete Piano Works / Alice Ader

Ravel / Ader
Release Date: 05/08/2012 
Label:  Fuga Libera   Catalog #: 592   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alice Ader
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alice Ader’s first Debussy disc (Erato) won all the awards in the specialist press on its release twenty years ago and is still regarded as an unequalled benchmark. Now this unconventional pianist at last unveils her recording of the complete Ravel piano works. And what better moment could there be than Debussy Year to present these two hours or so of music in dialogue, en Miroirs as it were, with the œuvre of ‘Claude de France’? Ravel, the hot-blooded Swiss watchmaker, the discreet Lisztian, the mediocre pianist who made such extreme demands on his colleagues, the man of so many sublime paradoxes, deserves only the finest interpreters: those who take the time to explore his deepest recesses. Alice Ader, light-years away from the flashy Read more gestures often encountered in this music, takes us to the very heart of one of the most secretive composers of his time. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatine for Piano by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
2.
Sérénade grotesque by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1893; France 
3.
Miroirs by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
4.
Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
5.
Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; France 
6.
Gaspard de la nuit by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; France 
7.
A la manière de Chabrier by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
8.
A la manière de Borodine by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
9.
Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
10.
Menuet antique by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; France 
11.
Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France 
12.
Prélude for Piano in A minor by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 

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