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Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit; Jeux d'eau; Sonatine pour piano; Pavane / Stefan Vladar, piano

Album Summary

>Ravel, Maurice : Gaspard de la nuit
>Ravel, Maurice : Jeux d'eau
>Ravel, Maurice : Sonatine for Piano
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Ravel, Maurice : A la manière de. . . , for piano
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

'It is with certainty one of the most virtuoso pieces of all', Stefan Vladar says about the piano suite Gaspard de la nuit, which constitutes, so to speak, the main work on this CD. The pianist has worked on the three movements of the work for more than two decades and also consistently studied Ravel's other piano compositions, which seem to belong to highly different styles, reflecting completely different aspects of technical virtuosity on the piano as well as differing compositional problems. As one of the most eminent artistic personalities in Austria Stefan Vladar has both as a pianist and a conductor an excellent international reputation for many years, and the journal Fono Forum speaks of him as 'one of the most remarkable pianists of our age'.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
Vladar presents a smaller selection of Ravel's better-known works. While Vladar's playing of the homages to Borodin and Chabrier is beautiful and sensitive, his Sonatine sounds more like Liszt. A more straightforward approach would capture the spirit of the piece. His approach works best in the virtuosic III. I would also prefer more nuance with Ondine. His technical skills are on display here. His technique is undeniably impressive.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Schloá Walpersdorf, Austria (05/19/2015-05/21/2015).



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Works Details

>Ravel, Maurice : Gaspard de la nuit
  • Performer: Stefan Vladar (Piano)
  • Notes: Schloá Walpersdorf, Austria (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908

>Ravel, Maurice : Jeux d'eau
  • Performer: Stefan Vladar (Piano)
  • Notes: Schloá Walpersdorf, Austria (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1901

>Ravel, Maurice : Sonatine for Piano
  • Performer: Stefan Vladar (Piano)
  • Notes: Schloá Walpersdorf, Austria (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1903-1905

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Performer: Stefan Vladar (Piano)
  • Notes: Schloá Walpersdorf, Austria (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899

>Ravel, Maurice : A la manière de. . . , for piano
  • Performer: Stefan Vladar (Piano)
  • Notes: Schloá Walpersdorf, Austria (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1912-1913