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Maurice Ravel

Alborada del gracioso

Instrument line-up: Piano
Edition: Sheet music (Urtext)
Composer: Maurice Ravel
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Publisher: Henle Verlag
Order no.: HN1295
ISMN: 9790201812953
Issuer: Peter Jost
Language: german
Release: 30.10.2015
Weight: 131 g
Pages: 22


> One of Ravel's best-known piano pieces
> Technically and musically charming genre scene
> Single edition from HN842

In his 'Autobiographical Sketch' Ravel looks back and stresses the importance of his 'Miroirs' (HN842), 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 charming genre scene, full of rousing ideas and rhythms, is one of the French composer's best-known piano pieces today. We are now issuing it in a single Urtext edition.

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