Piano Solo Sheet Music
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Gaspard de la Nuit by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Edited by Nancy Bricard. For solo piano. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo. Alfred Masterwork Editions. Impressionistic. SMP Level 10 (Advanced). Collection. Standard notation, fingerings, introductory text and black & white photos (does not include words to the songs). 63 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.2530).
ISBN 0739003275. With standard notation, fingerings, introductory text and black & white photos (does not include words to the songs). Impressionistic. 9x12 inches.
Considered as one of the masterworks of 20th century piano literature, this critical edition utilizes interpretive clues from such noted French pianists and pedagogues as Casadesus, Perlemuter, and Ciampi, who knew Ravel and studied this piece with him. The original Durand score has not been altered, but editorial changes are pointed out as they occur by means of footnotes. Through her expertise in the French piano literature Nancy Bricard has contributed her own ideas in regard to fingering and metronome markings.
About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.
Location: from Denmark
June 3, 2010
Without a doubt the best edition around of this masterwork. Thoroughly detailed. For people like me who only use scores when learning a piece and not when performing it, this edition is perfect. There are helpful tips at the bottom of the pages, such as alternate fingerings and advice on...
16 of 31 people found this review helpful.
Location: from California
June 2, 2006
Good study copy
This publication has the smallest type I've ever seen. I hesitate to recommend it, though it would make a good study copy. The Schirmer publication is superior to Alfred's, and Schirmer's editor has included recommended fingering.
19 of 39 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Baltimore
April 24, 2006
Excellent resource for serious pianists
This is easily the best edition I have encountered of this work. Of particular interest are the suggested fingerings of some of the difficult passages (e.g., quick staccato chords and tricky figurations in Scarbo, etc.), especially given that they consider producing the right *sounds* in addition to improving facility. However,...
16 of 32 people found this review helpful.
Location: from internet
Location: from houston, tx
November 20, 2003
taxing, virtuosic beauty
VERY physically taxing works. excellent edition to study - however, it is difficult to read when playing at proper tempi on account of excess information on the page. this edition is wonderful for musicological purposes - not as much so for performance.
16 of 38 people found this review helpful.