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Miroirs:

Noctuelles (Moths)
2 (16.7%)
Oiseaux tristes (Sad birds)
1 (8.3%)
Une barque sur l'ocťan (A ship on the ocean)
5 (41.7%)
Alborado del gracioso
4 (33.3%)
La vallťe des cloches (the valley of bells)
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 12

Favorite Piece from Ravelís Miroirs - POLL (Read 435 times)

Offline calculaepp

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Favorite Piece from Ravelís Miroirs - POLL
« on: May 07, 2021, 04:42:12 PM »
I personally like Noctuelles and Cloches a lot but many people donít. Barque is probably the favorite for a lot of people. My teacher wants me to learn one of these too!

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Re: Favorite Piece from Ravelís Miroirs - POLL
«Reply #1 on: May 07, 2021, 05:46:42 PM »
My vote is for Noctulles as well. It has such a unique atmosphere. That middle section has, for me, such a poignant feeling of a hot, moist summer night, somehow timeless with those pulsating bell-like sounds.

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Re: Favorite Piece from Ravelís Miroirs - POLL
«Reply #2 on: May 08, 2021, 04:07:13 PM »
I love them all, so this was hard.  Barque is something I intermittently practice, and it's so fun (to try to) play.  I'm really hoping to be ready for this set in a year or two.  The sound world of Noctuelles is fascinating to me--a combination of the four against three and the harmony always makes it sound a little like Scriabin, but more controlled and narrative.   I picked Oiseaux Tristes for mostly personal reasons.   I got interested in "classical" music through the avant-garde first of all, and when I started I had no personal conception of melody, only catchy semi-atmospheric motifs.  When I first heard this piece it felt like what I was striving for in my fledgling compositions, with the recurring birdsong and harmony and drama, so I was stunned that something like this existed.  I think it points in another direction in music, when music is generally conceived melodically or harmonically--paving the way for composers like Sciarrino to really focus on interesting figures/figurations that act both harmonically and melodically and whose recurrence structures a work.

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Re: Favorite Piece from Ravelís Miroirs - POLL
«Reply #3 on: May 08, 2021, 11:38:43 PM »
They're all a lot of fun to play and work on. Some of them are pretty damn difficult too.