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Ravel: Piano Masterworks - Sérénade Grotesque; Jeux dÆeau; Sonatine; Miroirs; Gaspard de la Nuit / Alessandra Ammara, piano

Audio Samples

>Ravel, Maurice : Sérénade grotesque
>Ravel, Maurice : Jeux d'eau
>Ravel, Maurice : Sonatine for Piano
>Ravel, Maurice : Miroirs
>Ravel, Maurice : Gaspard de la nuit

Album Summary

>Ravel, Maurice : Sérénade grotesque
>Ravel, Maurice : Jeux d'eau
>Ravel, Maurice : Sonatine for Piano
>Ravel, Maurice : Miroirs
>Ravel, Maurice : Gaspard de la nuit
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Alessandra Ammara has drawn the attention of the musical world after achieving brilliant results in some of the more important international piano competitions. She has performed all over Europe, the U.S., Canada, South Africa and China as a soloist and with orchestras.

American Record Guide, July/August 2014
Gaspard de la Nuit (1908) is probably the work most often heard on records. It is a kind of rite of passage for every aspiring young virtuoso, much like Liszt's Sonata and Stravinsky's Three Movements from Petrouchka. While Jeux d'Eau (1901) was dedicated to FaurT and titled after a work by Liszt, it is considered Ravel's first masterpiece for piano. Miroirs (1904-05) is a set of pieces that seem to define what we all now consider the impressionist piano style. The Sonatine (1903-05) has certain neo-classical elements, Valses Nobles et Sentimentales (1911) take their inspiration from Schubert, and Le Tombeau de Couperin (1914-17) harkens back to the French Baroque. La Valse (1920) was originally composed for orchestra. Beginning with Gaspard de la Nuit, we have two stunning performances here. Ammara's superb SACD displays a more subtle touch, and her articulation is impeccable - especially effective in the first two movements. The Sonatine performances by Ammara, again wonderful playing all around. Jeux d'Eau, one of Ravel's most often performed and beloved piano pieces. Ammara's Miroirs are as good as I've heard, and the 'Serenade Grotesque' is one of Ravel's first pieces, played with appropriate panache.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Ariccia, Palazzo Chigi (11/28/2012-11/30/2012).



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Works Details

>Ravel, Maurice : Sérénade grotesque
  • Performer: Alessandra Ammara (Piano)
  • Notes: Ariccia, Palazzo Chigi (11/28/2012-11/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1892-1893

>Ravel, Maurice : Jeux d'eau
  • Performer: Alessandra Ammara (Piano)
  • Notes: Ariccia, Palazzo Chigi (11/28/2012-11/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1901

>Ravel, Maurice : Sonatine for Piano
  • Performer: Alessandra Ammara (Piano)
  • Notes: Ariccia, Palazzo Chigi (11/28/2012-11/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1903-1905

>Ravel, Maurice : Miroirs
  • Performer: Alessandra Ammara (Piano)
  • Notes: Ariccia, Palazzo Chigi (11/28/2012-11/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1904-1905

>Ravel, Maurice : Gaspard de la nuit
  • Performer: Alessandra Ammara (Piano)
  • Notes: Ariccia, Palazzo Chigi (11/28/2012-11/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908