La Valse for Two Pianos. (The Composer's Original Version). By Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). For Piano. This edition: 2 copies included. Piano Duo (2 Pianos, 4 Hands). Dover Edition. Masterwork. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-441873).
ISBN 9780486441870. Masterwork.
Ravel's La Valse is among the most well-known and popular of his orchestral compositions. But like some other famous Ravel orchestral works, it was originally written for piano duet (1919-1920). This edition reproduces that original piano duet version. It displays all the virtuosity and technical brilliance, as well as the sensual richness, that are hallmarks of Ravel's style. This edition includes two complete copies of the work shrink-wrapped in a sturdy folder.
Location: from NYC
October 16, 2007
Ravel at his best
La Valse, in its many incarnations, is one of my all-time favorite compositions by any composer of any era, so I'm reviewing this with more than a hint of bias. That said, Ravel's masterful manipulation of the Viennese waltz idiom comes brilliantly to life in this transcription for two pianos....
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Location: from Ceará, Brasil
June 11, 2007
Yeah! Usually I don't like transcriptions from the orchestra to the piano, but this one is very well composed. Ravel was a pianist and I'm sure he got it! Very good republishing from Durand edition. Dover did a really good job with this excelent work, made two copies for both...
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