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Topic: Ravel  (Read 5725 times)

Offline Fugue

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Ravel
on: June 03, 2005, 12:37:07 AM
Does anyone know of any good intermediate (as in level 4-7 ish) Ravel peices? Ravel is one of my favorate composers, and I can't seem to find any of his piano music in any of my books (except his prelude, but that's a little easy). Is his "Pavane" too advanced? Just curious.
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Offline nanabush

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Re: Ravel
Reply #1 on: June 03, 2005, 01:08:40 AM
I haven't played, but Pavane pour une Infante Defunte is Grade 9 In canada, which is about 6-7 in US I believe... If your closer to level 4 then I guess It might be a bit too difficult... but if not you could probably play.
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Re: Ravel
Reply #2 on: June 03, 2005, 02:03:38 AM
The Prelude, and the Minuet on the name Haydn, and In the manner of Borodin should all be within your grasp.

The Prelude is quite difficult to perform convincingly, however....

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Re: Ravel
Reply #3 on: June 03, 2005, 04:11:11 AM
indeed, it is. Thanks!

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Re: Ravel
Reply #4 on: June 03, 2005, 04:31:11 AM
Oooo, try the Minuet or Prelude from tombeau de couperin... Prelude is harder, grade 10 level in Canada syllabus, probly 7-8 In your's not sure.  Minuet is easier though.. Avoid the Tocatta at all costs though..don't even look at it.
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Re: Ravel
Reply #5 on: June 03, 2005, 08:59:53 AM
2nd movement of Sonatine.
 

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