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Chansons Madecasses

Score and Parts

By Maurice Ravel

Cello, Flute, Piano, Vocal
Score and Parts. Composed by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Editions Durand. 40 pages. Editions Durand #DR10971. Published by Editions Durand (HL.50562260).

Item Number: HL.50562260

Original Edition for Voice, Flute, Cello and Piano.

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  • November 13, 2007 Rage and Sensuality embodied

    This masterpiece combines Ravel at his most sensual, along with a pointed condemnation of colonialism from the point of view of the colonized. The writing is typically Ravellian: sensual, detailed and deft. The three songs bookend the story: the sensual "noble savage", enjoying the innocent love of his beautiful Nahandove...

    , who resists the rapacity of the colonizer, and who then returns to his pre-industrial eden. The writing for piano, flute and cello expresses a sparse, yet colorful texture that highlights the rich text.

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