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Jeux d'eau

By Maurice Ravel

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Piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Composed by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Edited by Maurice Hinson. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Impressionistic; Masterwork. 16 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.6328).

Item Number: 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.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Chico, ca
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • January 08, 2012 Fountains

    Heard it on NPR. Arrangement is great but to hard for my wife, who I bought it for. Definitely level 10!

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  • 5

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    Advanced
  • July 18, 2008 Masterpiece

    This is one of the masterpieces of French Impressionism. Have a solid technique before approaching this piece or you will never be able to play the last few pages in tempo. Sophisticated piece.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Iowa
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • January 12, 2008 Excellent-just like Jeux d'eau

    Hinson is a great editor-very true to the composer's intent and he offers a very reasonable price for students who purchase great amounts of music. The edition provides fingerings, a short biography of the composer and piece, and musical suggestions. Great condition and service!

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  • 5

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  • January 21, 2006 Gorgeous impressionistic piece

    Ravel wrote this piece so well. It is my very favorite piece by him. This piece has a harp like quality to it. It is difficult muchlike his other pieces. It contains a lot of notes. I reccommend getting Martha Argerich's recording.

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  • 5

    Location:
    It.
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • March 31, 2004 The world's first impressionist music

    Ravel always living in musical world far ahead of his time. He found impressionist music before Debussy and Jeux D'Eau is really a great and unique piece in piano literature. I prefer Alfred edition over the over priced Durand edition. (but I have both for some compositions. On some...

    composition Durand edition contain too many wrong notes but Alfred are more correct) To start practice this piece you may think it is like a long series of sound effect and divide them inparts for practice before combine them together. Please make sure you can master each sound effect well. For good pianist who play this piece please try Nikolai Petrov.

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