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RAVEL, M.: Miroirs / Gaspard de la nuit / La valse (Biret)


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RAVEL, M.: Miroirs / Gaspard de la nuit / La valse (Biret)

“Talent is what Idil Biret has in prodigious measure. The Turkish pianist made that clear from the start in her recital at Alice Tully Hall…In Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit the pianist had mastered the delicate spray of notes in Ondine, the grim mood of Le Gibet with its interminable oppressive B flats and the skittering brilliance of Scarbo.”
Gaspard de la nuit, one of the great landmarks of early 20th century music, is wonderfully revealed in Idil Biret’s visionary performance.”
“Idil Biret is extremely proficient in matters technical, secure in her sense of style and not afflicted by interpretive quirks that pass so often for personality. In Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit, she played all three pieces in the suite with enormous assurance…At the end her audience, not surprisingly, rose to its feet.”

Ravel, Maurice

1.   No. 1. Noctuelles 00:04:18
2.   No. 2. Oiseaux tristes 00:04:20
3.   No. 3. Une barque sur l'ocean 00:06:11
4.   No. 4. Alborada del gracioso 00:06:52
5.   No. 5. La vallee des cloches 00:07:05
  Gaspard de la nuit
6.   I. Ondine 00:06:30
7.   II. Le gibet 00:07:01
8.   III. Scarbo 00:09:02
  La valse (version for piano solo)
9.   La valse (version for piano solo) 00:13:37

Total Playing Time: 01:04:56

Ravel, Maurice

Biret, Idil

Label: Idil Biret Archive

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 9.70873

Barcode: 730099787314

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