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Ravel, A la maniere de... Borodin (Read 14792 times)

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Ravel, A la maniere de... Borodin
« on: June 07, 2006, 03:07:13 AM »
Here Ravel dabbles in the Polovetzian Dances.  He created this pastiche in the form of a waltz in 1913 and dedicated it to a friend, Ida Godebski.  It was first performed by Alfredo Casella at the Salle Pleyel in Paris on December 10, 1913.
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Re: Ravel, A la maniere de... Borodin
«Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007, 12:43:42 AM »
Where a number of you listened to "A la maniere de... Emmanuel Chabrier", I thought I'd re-post the companion piece, "A la maniere de... Borodin".   To me it always seems odd not to hear them together.  :)   Borodin was a member of the Russian National School, "The Five".  As you know, he wrote very little piano music, so to capture his style, Ravel drew instead on the orchestral works, specifcally the ''Polovetzian Dances" which gave rise to a very nice musical paraphrase.  More characteristically, we think of Ravel's duality as alternating between Classicism and Impressionism--but here he gives us a fleeting glimpse of his seldom heard Romantic idiom.  I hope you like it.  Feel free to comment. 
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Re: Ravel, A la maniere de... Borodin
«Reply #2 on: February 26, 2010, 08:55:15 PM »
Here Ravel dabbles in the Polovetzian Dances.  He created this pastiche in the form of a waltz in 1913 and dedicated it to a friend, Ida Godebski.  It was first performed by Alfredo Casella at the Salle Playel in Paris on December 10, 1913.

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Re: Ravel, A la maniere de... Borodin
«Reply #3 on: February 26, 2010, 10:18:48 PM »
Hmmm,

This old analog recording of mine has just been resurrected, but jazzyrub only quoted my notes on the piece and left no other comment of his own.  Looks like it's his first post too. Mysterious!  I sure hope he liked it!  ;D

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