Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Edited by Maurice Hinson. For Piano. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Impressionistic; Masterwork. SMP Level 10 (Advanced). 16 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.6328).
Dedicated to Gabriel Faure, Ravel prefaces this piece of "liquid poetry" with a line by Henri de Regnier: "The river god laughs at the water as it tickles him." Ravel indicated that he wanted the work "played in the way you play Liszt," and the technique required to play it hearkens to Franz Liszt, but the sonorities and transparency are definitely impressionistic. Polytonality, rippling arpeggios, tremolos, trills, double notes, major seconds, sevenths, ninths and other high-numbered chords are featured.
About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.