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19497254
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19497254

Gaspard de la nuit

Piano

By Maurice Ravel

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Piano - Henle Level 7-9
Piano. Composed by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Edited by Peter Jost. Henle Music Folios. Softcover. 58 pages. G. Henle #HN843. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480843).

Item Number: HL.51480843

10x12.75 inches.

A collection of prose poems by the French Romantic Aloysius Bertrand inspired Ravel to write his piano cycle Gaspard de la nuit. Unlike earlier works he does not merely create an atmospheric depiction of the literary model – in a fascinating manner he recounts the eerie-grotesque scenes using musical means. His “three romantic poems of transcendental virtuosity” were supposed to surpass the technical refinement of Balakirev's Islamey (HL 51480793), which was considered unplayable at the time. Our edition not only offers impeccable Urtext in a clear, larger format: the corresponding poem by Bertrand prefaces each part in three languages.

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  • 5

    Hernan Villamil
    Location:
    Buenos Aires
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2015-07-09 09:13:39.0 A real challenge for the music lover

    If you are contemplating playing this music, even in private, you have attained a good comprehension of keyboard dexterity and musical intuition. Expect long months of hard study, and consequently a lifetime of enjoyment from one of the most difficult, yet rewarding pieces of music ever written. Study the logic...

    and the poetry behind it, and you will get a fuller picture of what Ravel tried to express through it. As usual, Henle Verlag editions are the best: a true pleasure for the eyes and a model for others to follow.

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  • 5

    R J
    Location:
    CO
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2011-12-18 00:00:00.0 Excellent

    I would recommend this, since it is well printed. However, I like the Wiener Urtext Edition better.

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