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The Joy Of Ravel


The Joy Of Ravel
Media Type: Book Only
Media/Arrangement: Piano
Category: Piano and Keyboard
Publisher: Wise Publications
Order Code: AM1010207

 

Product Description

This collection of sheet music by the great French composer Maurice Ravel features 19 of his greatest pieces, all newly-arranged especially for this volume. The subtle melodies and achingly beautiful harmonies of theselush Impressionist pieces truly do illustrate the sheer Joy Of Ravel.


The pieces by Ravel included in this collection rank alongside Debussy as some of the prettiest Piano music evercomposed. Ravel himself categorically refused the term 'Impressionist', believing it to be reserved for paintings only, but his music so closely resembles the colourful flourishing and affective beauty of those worksof art that it is difficult to resist such a description. Featuring works like Boléro, Jeux D'Eau, Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte as well as excerpts from La Valse, The Joy Of Ravel forsolo Piano sound utterly divine.

Pieces like Menuet Antique, Prélude and the selections from Le Tombeau De Couperin perfectly encapsulate what makes Ravel's compositions soincredible. His perfectionist methods resulted in extended harmonies, complexly musical modulations and masterful melodies that make these 19 works of art an unabashed joy to play and to hear. One of the great things about thissheet music book is the visual beauty of the music. With lilting notes and extensive ties, this is not only a work full of aural pleasure but it's some of the nicest-looking notation out there. Certainly in this case, what you seeis what you get, simply The Joy Of Ravel.

The Joy Of... series is a constantly growing collection of musical editions that is now recognised and loved throughout theworld. Originally compiled by the editorial hand of renowned teacher, arranger and musicologist Denes Agay, the series continues to reflect his influence and covers a wide variety of musical genres including the classics, folk,

Series: Joy Of
Pages: 96
Publisher: Wise Publications
First published: 2015
ISBN: 9781783058662


Contents/Songlist

1) ?Ç La Manière De... Alexander Borodine
2) Bolero
3) Daphnis Et Chloé (Danse De Daphnis)
4) Introduction And Allegro (Excerpt)
5) Jeux D’Eau
6) La Valse (Excerpt)
7) Le Tombeau De Couperin (Fugue & Menuet)
8) Ma Mère L’Oye (Mother Goose) (Pavane De La Belle Au Bois Dormant)
9) Menuet Antique
10) Menuet Sur Le Nom D’Haydn
11) Miriors (Oiseaux Tristes)
12) Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte
13) Piano Concerto In G 2Nd Movement (Excerpt)
14) Piano Trio (Passacaille (Passacaglia)
15) Prelude
16) Sonatine 2Nd Movement
17) String Quartet In F 2Nd Movement (Excerpt)
18) Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales Vii

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