Commissioned by the International Beethoven Project for "Beethoven Festival 2011: Man and Muse" as part of the Bagatelle Project (Ode to Joy theme) curated by IBP's New Music director Mischa Zupko. Connecting the Dots was premiered by IBP's artistic director George Lepauw on September 18, 2011, Chicago, Illinois. For advanced pianists. Dur.: 4' -the publisher
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20th Century. In his "Autobiographical Sketch" Ravel looks back and stresses the importance of his "Miroirs," published in 1906, for his harmonic evolution. He said that they had "disconcerted even those musicians who had been most familiar with my compositional style up to then". This is particularly true of the fourth piece in the collection, "Alborada del gracioso" (Morning song of the court jester), with its frequent employment of harsh dissonances. This both technically and musically charmin...
The sounds made by water - those of fountains, waterfalls, and streams - were a popular subject in musical impressionism; it was a subject that inspired Ravel. These shimmering tone paintings are among the first Henle Urtext Ravel editions. -the publisher.
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Henle Urtext edition. Ravel dedicated each of these five piano pieces to a member of the Parisian artistic circle "Les Apaches." This famous cycle is now available in a clear andlarger Urtext format with extensive commentary. -the publisher.
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Romantic. According to Ravel himself, the strange title of the little piano piece composed in 1899, "Pavane for a dead princess," should not be ascribed too much importance. He chose it mainly because he liked the alliteration it contained. At the same time he did, however, agree that the music evokes "a pavane that a little princess once might have danced at the Spanish court." Following its premiere in 1902 the simple but effective piece gained unparalleled popularity, not least reflected in th...