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Author Roberts, Paul, 1949-
Title Reflections : the piano music of Maurice Ravel / Paul Roberts.
Publisher Montclair, NJ : Amadeus Press, 2012.
 Book Stacks  ML410.R23 R63 2012  AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 238 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-232) and index.
Contents Preface -- Chronological List of Ravel's Piano Music -- Introduction -- 1. Maurice Ravel, 1875-1937 -- 2. Impressions: Ravel and Liszt -- Jeux d'eau -- 3. Reflections: Ravel, Debussy, Léon-Paul Fargue -- Miroirs -- 4. Gothic Fantasies: Aloysius Bertrand -- Gaspard de la nuit -- 5. The Perfection of Style -- Valses noblest sentimentales -- 6. The Great War -- Le tombeau de Couperin -- 7. The Intimate Ravel: Ricardo Viñes and Henriette Faure -- Sonatine, Pavane Pour une infante défunte, Ma mère l'oye and Other Works -- Appendix A. Details for Performance -- Appendix B. The Sostenuto Pedal -- Appendix C. Ravel's Literary Sources: Fargue, Bertrand and Régnier.
Summary From Reflections: The Piano Music of Maurice Ravel.
To engage with and experience great music incontrovertibly shapes our awareness of ourselves. My intention in this book, apart from wanting to write about piano music that I am passionate about … has been to address this wider aspect of the phenomenon of music, to explore those many questions that arise when we attempt to go beyond the notes, the construction, the demonstrable material of the music that is its melody, harmony and rhythm. I wanted to reflect upon … the way we listen to and receive Ravel's music, how and why we perform it as we do-and thus how we might do it better - and how this might be related to the enigma of the composer's own creative process.
ISBN 9781574672022 (alk. paper)
1574672029 (alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 40020909085
Subject Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937. Piano music.
Piano music -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Piano music -- 19th century -- History and criticism.

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