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Ravel: La Valse

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Maurice Ravel :
La Valse
La Valse   by Ravel piano sheet music
Key: n/a Year: 1920
Level: 8+ Period: Impressionism
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (4118 kB)

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xx La Valse
May 13, 2011, 05:27:57 PM by pianistcellist

What do you think of this as a solo piece? I prefer the duo and the orchestral version, but I like the piece as a solo as well.

Is it worth the effort?

Is it effective as a solo?

Which transcriptions do you prefer?

What do you do as far as "additions" from the other scores?

How is it received in Auditions/Competitions?


xx Ravel La Valse
November 23, 2010, 09:52:19 PM by sjskb

different concert, same piece.. hopefully better.



xx Ravel - La Valse (Video)
July 22, 2009, 08:47:39 AM by storyseller


Comments are welcome as always  Smiley


xx Ravel's La Valse - Piano Solo - Suggestions on Difficult Passages
February 21, 2009, 07:00:32 AM by david_w

I'm learning La Valse to play as the last piece in a program.  There are a couple of sections that are just beastly.  There are several good recordings on YouTube of this work.  Each does it differently.  But the passages that I'm curious about to see if anyone on here has learned this are towards the end.  It's sort of the beginning of the end - beginning at page 19 - the Unpeu plus vif et en accelerant section.  There is a very difficult undercurrent of 8th notes that I'm trying to figure out how to fit and share between my hands.  The tempo is really quite fast and accelerates.  I started learning this with a great Russian teacher a few years ago - and his suggestion was to just leave them out.  But the more recordings I watch on YouTube - the more I see everyone playing them.  If anyone has any insights to this section, I would very much appreciate your comments.  Thank you,

PS -- am new and don't know if I posted this to the right board or not.

xx My Recital- Ravel
May 13, 2006, 08:39:06 PM by pianiststrongbad

Hi all,
I posted video files yesterday, and today I decided I would post audio just in case if people had slow internet connections.  As mentioned in the other thread, any feedback would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

Here are two pieces from the Miroirs:
La Vallee des cloches
Alboarda del Gracioso

smiley Ravel's La Valse and Hi I'm new
July 22, 2005, 10:46:17 PM by sof

Hello dear fellow piano lovers, I'm new here and I'm glad to have found this place. I currently live in Toronto, Canada and that's my self introduction. =)

I'm currently learning Ravel's La Valse (piano solo version of course) and I have just a question about the three big glissandos near the end of this piece.  I have a recording of Louis Lortie and he delayed the last two chords in the phrase of one glissando, but he only did it for the first one.

What is YOUR way of making it sound exuberant and full (ie. not emitting too much notes written on the score)?

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