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Ravel: Complete Piano Music / Jacques Rouvier, piano; Theodore Paraskivesco, second piano

Audio Samples

  1. Ravel — Sites auriculaires, M. 8: No. 1, Habanera $1.29 on iTunes
  2. Ravel — Gaspard de la nuit, M. 55: No. 1, Ondine. Lent $1.29 on iTunes
  3. Ravel — Gaspard de la nuit, M. 55: No. 2, Le Gibet. Très lent $1.29 on iTunes
  4. Ravel — Gaspard de la nuit, M. 55: No. 3, Scarbo. Modéré $1.29 on iTunes
  5. Ravel — Pavane pour une infante défunte, M. 19 $1.29 on iTunes
  6. Ravel — Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61
  7. Ravel — Miroirs, M. 43: No. 1, Noctuelles. Très léger $1.29 on iTunes
  8. Ravel — Miroirs, M. 43: No. 2, Oiseaux tristes. Très lent $1.29 on iTunes
  9. Ravel — Miroirs, M. 43: No. 4, Alborada del gracioso. Assez vif $1.29 on iTunes
  10. Ravel — Miroirs, M. 43: No. 5, La vallée des cloches. Très lent $1.29 on iTunes
  11. Ravel — Sonatine, M. 40: I. Modéré $1.29 on iTunes
  12. Ravel — Sonatine, M. 40: II. Mouvement de menuet $1.29 on iTunes
  13. Ravel — Sonatine, M. 40: III. Animé $1.29 on iTunes
  14. Ravel — Le tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: No. 1, Prélude. Vif $1.29 on iTunes
  15. Ravel — Le tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: No. 2, Fugue. Allegro moderato $1.29 on iTunes
  16. Ravel — Le tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: No. 3, Forlane. Allegretto $1.29 on iTunes
  17. Ravel — Le tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: No. 4, Rigaudon. Assez vif $1.29 on iTunes
  18. Ravel — Le tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: No. 5, Menuet. Allegro moderato $1.29 on iTunes
  19. Ravel — Le tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: No. 6, Toccata. Vif $1.29 on iTunes
  20. Ravel — Prélude, M. 65 $1.29 on iTunes
  21. Ravel — À la manière de Borodine, M. 63 No. 1 $1.29 on iTunes
  22. Ravel — À la manière de Chabrier, M. 63 No. 2 $1.29 on iTunes
  23. Ravel — Menuet antique, M. 7 $1.29 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Ravel, Maurice : Ma mère l'oye
>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
>Ravel, Maurice : Gaspard de la nuit
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Ravel, Maurice : Jeux d'eau
>Ravel, Maurice : Menuet, for piano in C sharp minor
>Ravel, Maurice : Valses nobles et sentimentales
>Ravel, Maurice : Miroirs
>Ravel, Maurice : Sonatine for Piano
>Ravel, Maurice : Le tombeau de Couperin
>Ravel, Maurice : Prélude for Piano in A minor
>Ravel, Maurice : A la manière de. . . , for piano
>Ravel, Maurice : Menuet antique
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The complete works of Ravel by Jacques Rouvier is among the best achievements in the history of French recordings, and is one of the greatest interpretations of a pianist ever. A prominent piano teacher at the Conservatoire de Paris, with his colleague Théodore Paraskivesco, Rouvier is respected by the most esteemed pianists in the world. Japan has always given him a wonderful welcome. The Indésens-Calliope label used the original recording sessions of Georges Kisselhoff (1974 and 1975) to modernize his work, thanks to the current remastering technological possibilities

American Record Guide, September/October 2015

American Record Guide, September/October 2015
Overall Rouvier's playing is very clear. The watery music that many play as washes of sound here is generally detailed enough for the listener to make out the patterns and individual notes. His Valses Nobles et Sentimentales is spot on. 'Scarbo' and the last movement from the Sonatine are quite exciting, as is the Toccata from Le Tombeau de Couperin. His 'Rigaudon' is exactly how I would play it. Miroirs, Ravel's first major contribution to Impressionism, is notable for its detail and variety. The smaller pieces are up to the highest standards. Recorded sound is very good for 40 year old recordings, and the performances are uniformly worthy of the remastering effort and expense. The booklet notes are thorough and this is a satisfying choice for some of the greatest music written for the piano.



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Works Details

>Ravel, Maurice : Ma mère l'oye
  • Performer: Théodore Paraskivesco (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1912

>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
  • Performer: Jacques Rouvier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1907

>Ravel, Maurice : Gaspard de la nuit
  • Performer: Jacques Rouvier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Performer: Jacques Rouvier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899

>Ravel, Maurice : Jeux d'eau
  • Performer: Jacques Rouvier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1901

>Ravel, Maurice : Menuet, for piano in C sharp minor
  • Performer: Jacques Rouvier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1904

>Ravel, Maurice : Valses nobles et sentimentales
  • Performer: Jacques Rouvier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1911

>Ravel, Maurice : Miroirs
  • Performer: Jacques Rouvier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1904-1905

>Ravel, Maurice : Sonatine for Piano
  • Performer: Jacques Rouvier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1903-1905

>Ravel, Maurice : Le tombeau de Couperin
  • Performer: Jacques Rouvier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914-1917

>Ravel, Maurice : Prélude for Piano in A minor
  • Performer: Jacques Rouvier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1913

>Ravel, Maurice : A la manière de. . . , for piano
  • Performer: Jacques Rouvier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1912-1913

>Ravel, Maurice : Menuet antique
  • Performer: Jacques Rouvier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1895