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The complete piano works
Concert Grand Model 1
Ravel's piano music has rarely been so magically captured on disc.
The widespread acclaim which met the release of Artur Pizarro's first volume of Ravel ensured that the popular pianist would be back to record Volume 2. Phenomenal, “scintillating” and “super-refined” were just
some of the superlatives used to describe Pizarro’s performance. “The
Complete Works of Ravel Vol. 2” surpasses the incredibly high
standards set by Vol. 1 as Pizarro reaches new heights with an
- International Piano
Pavane pour une Infante défunte, one of Ravel’s most popular pieces, is played beautifully in its original piano version.
The suite Le tombeau de Couperin pays homage to French music of the eighteenth century whose premiere elicited a warm and enthusiastic reception, a response which continues to this day.
Valse nobles et sentimentales is highly stylised and harmonically complex, and is considered of seminal importance for Ravel’s future writing.
Ravel himself considered the Sonatine too advanced for his supreme pianistic skills. Pizarro’s virtuosity is apparent in his notable performance.
Prize-winning concert virtuoso Artur Pizarro is a regular live performer whose performances of the complete solo works of Ravel & Debussy (at St John’s, Smith Square, London, Lisbon and Århus) were met with critical acclaim.
The Complete Works of Ravel Vol. 2 includes some of Ravel's most popular piano repertoire which is showcased to perfection here by leading Ravel interpreter, Artur Pizarro.
Pizarro’s Ravel is a marriage of clarity, delicacy and unforced virtuosity.
- The Herald
1. PRÉLUDE 1.32|
2. MENUET SUR LE NOM D'HAYDN 2.03
3.- 5. SONATINE
I Modéré 5.01
II Mouvement de menuet 3.23
III Animé 3.48
6. MENUET ANTIQUE 6.22
7.-14. VALSE NOBLES ET SENTIMENTALES
I Modéré 1.18
II Assez lent 2.21
III Modéré 1.31
IV Assez animé 1.25
V Presque lent 1.19
VI Vif 0.45
VII Moins vif 2.53
VIII Epilogue: lent 5.19
15. À LA MANIÈRE DE
16. À LA MANIÈRE DE
17. PAVANE POUR UNE INFANTE DÉFUNTE 5.49
18.-23. LE TOMBEAU DE COUPERIN
I Prélude 3.17
II Fugue 3.47
III Forlane 6.52
IV Rigaudon 3.08
V Menuet 4.55
VI Toccata 3.54
Total Time: 75.08
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