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Which is your favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs?

Noctuelles
0 (0%)
Oiseaux tristes
5 (35.7%)
Une barque sur l'Ocean
5 (35.7%)
Alborada del gracioso
4 (28.6%)
La valee des cloches
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 14

Voting closed: February 25, 2012, 12:37:19 PM

Favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs? (Read 8376 times)

Offline mussorgsky

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Favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs?
« on: February 05, 2012, 12:37:20 PM »
Please, select your favourite!
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Offline redbaron

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Re: Favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs?
«Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012, 10:58:34 PM »
Very difficult to pick a single one, they're all so atmospheric.

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Re: Favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs?
«Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 07:44:54 AM »
So difficult but for me it is Oseaux Tristes. I'm aspiring to learn that one and put it in my future AmusA repertoire, if possible. Every time I listen to them I feel like I'm in a dream and put me into a trance.

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Re: Favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs?
«Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 03:07:14 PM »
Maestro Mussorgsky and hes polls ;D ^_^ for me - oiseaux tristes! ;)

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Re: Favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs?
«Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 03:15:44 PM »
For me I chose une barque sur L'ocean. ;D

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Re: Favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs?
«Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 03:59:39 PM »
Really difficult one, but I chose Alborada del Gracioso. I've always had the impression that Ravel's true individuality comes across a lot more in the more rhythmical compositions- not necessarily upbeat/fast although things like Alborada, Scarbo and the finale of Daphnis et Chloe are all fantastic compositions, just the ones that make interesting use of rhythm- the opening figuration of Ondine, the bells in Le Gibet and La Vallee des cloches, La Valse, the various other dances within Daphnis.

As much as the first three pieces of Miroirs have elements of what I've been describing above, they are to me not particularly far removed from Debussy. They are still great pieces and I probably listen to them as much as I listen to the final two pieces, but when I think Ravel I think rhythm.


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Re: Favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs?
«Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 10:09:56 PM »
Definitely Alborada del Gracioso, one of my favorite pieces by Ravel.

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Re: Favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs?
«Reply #7 on: December 09, 2012, 02:25:16 AM »
Why does nobody like Noctuelles? I think Une Barque Sur L'Ocean is my favourite, but then it is: Noctuelles, La Vallee des Cloches, Oiseaux Tristes, Alborada Del Gracioso. All of them are great though.
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Re: Favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs?
«Reply #8 on: December 09, 2012, 02:41:07 AM »
probably voted for alborada

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Re: Favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs?
«Reply #9 on: December 09, 2012, 02:43:55 AM »
probably voted for alborada

What do you mean "probably voted for alborada"?
Beethoven: Sonatas Op. 53, 101
Schumann: Kreisleriana
Alkan: Festin d'Esope
Liszt: Apres une lecture de Dante, Paganini Etude 1

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Mendelssohn: Sonata Op. 106

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Re: Favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs?
«Reply #10 on: December 09, 2012, 03:07:38 AM »
i think it was a while ago, time alludes me currently. i may be hungover without sleep pretending to be awake at work.

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Re: Favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs?
«Reply #11 on: December 09, 2012, 03:16:53 AM »
i think it was a while ago, time alludes me currently. i may be hungover without sleep pretending to be awake at work.

That's a horrid state to be in.
Beethoven: Sonatas Op. 53, 101
Schumann: Kreisleriana
Alkan: Festin d'Esope
Liszt: Apres une lecture de Dante, Paganini Etude 1

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Mendelssohn: Sonata Op. 106

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Re: Favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs?
«Reply #12 on: December 09, 2012, 03:36:43 PM »

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Re: Favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs?
«Reply #13 on: December 09, 2012, 03:45:07 PM »


That's Oiseaux Tristes, isn't it? Still confused as to why nobody likes Noctuelles...
Beethoven: Sonatas Op. 53, 101
Schumann: Kreisleriana
Alkan: Festin d'Esope
Liszt: Apres une lecture de Dante, Paganini Etude 1

To-do list:
Mendelssohn: Sonata Op. 106

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Re: Favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs?
«Reply #14 on: December 11, 2012, 03:35:29 AM »
Easily Alborada del Gracioso, impossible not get hooked to it.

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Re: Favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs?
«Reply #15 on: December 11, 2012, 08:27:53 PM »
Not difficult for me, although not playing any of them limits my TRUE knowledge of them.   Definitely Boat on the Ocean!

Offline nanabush

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Re: Favourite piece from Ravel's Miroirs?
«Reply #16 on: December 11, 2012, 09:20:36 PM »
Last year it was Alborada, because I was working on it for a recital  ;D

I thoroughly enjoy the whole set; and I agree with the comment earlier about the genius behind his rhythmic compositions. 

I LOVE the slower sections in Noctuelles and Vallee des Cloches (especially the fm/BbM chordal relationship... so amazing!!)

He really transports you into another world with this set.  I think for a general audience, Noctuelles and Oiseaux Tristes are probably the most difficult to 'catch' on a single listen though...but I forced my girlfriend to listen to the set a few times, and her favorites are Vallee des Cloches and Une Barque sur l'Ocean (she doesn't play classical music, but sings for fun lol). 

I have to learn the set one day, and am slightly relieved that I had the energy to get through Alborada del Gracioso.  I think that'll be my project after my recital this year.  You can't just leave these pieces after being immersed by them haha
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