Piano - Advanced
Composed by Maurice Ravel. Edited by Nancy Bricard. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Impressionistic; Masterwork. Book. 64 pages. Alfred Music #00-16807. Published by Alfred Music (AP.16807).
ISBN 9780739063811. UPC: 038081137445. English.
This major 20th-century Neoclassical work is Ravel's last work for piano solo. A tombeau is a lament, and each of the six movements is intended as a musical epitaph to friends lost in the war. The difficulty found here, especially in the Toccata, is understood when one learns that Ravel studied Liszt's transcendental etudes in preparations for writing the suite. The meticulously researched stylistic information and clear, accurate text of this performing edition will prove to be invaluable to the advanced pianist.