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Gaspard de la Nuit

By Maurice Ravel

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Solo piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Composed by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Edited by Nancy Bricard. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo. Alfred Masterwork Editions. Impressionistic. Collection. With standard notation, fingerings, introductory text and black & white photos (does not include words to the songs). 63 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.2530).

Item Number: AP.2530

ISBN 0739003275. 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)

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Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Kris
    Location:
    Denmark
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • June 03, 2010 Perfect

    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...

    practicing the difficult passages. Bricard is accomplished and writes a thorough preface.

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  • 3

    Anonymous
    Location:
    California
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • June 02, 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.

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  • 5

    Gregor
    Location:
    Baltimore
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 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, the largest value of this edition is the scholarship behind it, especially in the corrections of the large number of errors present in the Durand edition.

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  • 5

    Pianist
    Location:
    internet
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • March 17, 2004 This is the best edition

    For every pianist who wants to play this Ravel's master piece.

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    houston, tx
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 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.

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