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  • Composer: Maurice Ravel
  • Audio CD (1 Oct. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Chandos
  • ASIN: B000000ALY
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 300,371 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Pavene de la Belle au bois dormant
  2. Le petit Poucet
  3. Laideronnete, impertice des pagodes
  4. Les Entretiens De La Belle Et De La Bete
  5. Le Jardin Feerique
  6. Prelude a La Nuit
  7. Malaguena
  8. Habanera
  9. Feria
  10. Introduction et Allegro (tres lent)
  11. Bolero (tempo Bolero: moderato assai)
  12. La Valse (poeme choregraphique pur orchestre - mouvement de valse viennoise)

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Louis Lortie is well-known for his Ravel. His recording of the two piano concertos is one of my favorites. This set pairs him with a childhood friend, a fellow pianist from Montréal, Hélène Mercier now long resident in Paris. They play a couple of Ravel's own one-piano, four-hands arrangements (Mother Goose & Rapsodie Espagnole) and three two-piano, four-hands arrangements (Introduction and Allegro, La Valse, Boléro). Actually, Mother Goose was originally written for four-hands at one piano, for a couple of talented children of friends of Ravel's; he later orchestrated it and that is now probably the more familiar version. Ravel was, of course, a sensationally talented composer for piano and that is clearly in evidence in these pieces. One might imagine that Boléro would become boring since it is repetitive and is often described in its orchestral guise as primarily an exercise in orchestration, but that simply is not the case. And one might imagine that the delicate chamber work, Introduction and Allegro, might sound like it is missing something for its lack of harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet but, again, Ravel's piano arrangement is a marvel in its own right.

'La Valse' as played here by Lortie and Mercier is, in a word, breathtaking. Literally, at least in my case. As an old pianist I am simply stunned by what they accomplish with Ravel's admittedly spectacular piano writing. Needless to say, Lortie and Mercier play the rest of these works marvelously. Chandos has provided exceptionally clear and true sound. This CD has long been a favorite of mine and I'd wager that it would be one of yours, too.

Scott Morrison
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x90dad690) out of 5 stars great performance of great music 10 May 2004
By M. Jourard - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Ravel was a genius at orchestration but his piano composing is equally brilliant. This is some of the finest piano music ever written, played beautifully. Check out Le jardin feerique where the piano sounds exactly like a harp. Serious desert island disc...
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x90bae1bc) out of 5 stars An Astounding Experience 21 Jun. 2009
By David J. Horn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I defer to the far superior musical knowledge of the other reviewers. They are of course right on every point. And I agree with them that if you have found your self to this page ... buy this CD. The performances have an incomparable beauty and emotional range. The listener is drawn into the musical, now emotional intimacy, of the two performers. Not as a voyeur but as a co-celebrant when two souls meet and create something wonderful for the audience. The performance of Ravel's Bolero, yes that tired old workhorse, always strikes me as if I am hearing that somehow familar music for the very first time. It will rattle you and delight you. Yes, buy this CD!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x90dae078) out of 5 stars Lortie and Mercier Play Ravel's 4-Hand Music 19 Mar. 2007
By J Scott Morrison - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Louis Lortie is well-known for his Ravel. His recording of the two piano concertos is one of my favorites. This set pairs him with a childhood friend, a fellow pianist from Montréal, Hélène Mercier now long resident in Paris. They play a couple of Ravel's own one-piano, four-hands arrangements (Mother Goose & Rapsodie Espagnole) and three two-piano, four-hands arrangements (Introduction and Allegro, La Valse, Boléro). Actually, Mother Goose was originally written for four-hands at one piano, for a couple of talented children of friends of Ravel's; he later orchestrated it and that is now probably the more familiar version. Ravel was, of course, a sensationally talented composer for piano and that is clearly in evidence in these pieces. One might imagine that Boléro would become boring since it is repetitive and is often described in its orchestral guise as primarily an exercise in orchestration, but that simply is not the case. And one might imagine that the delicate chamber work, Introduction and Allegro, might sound like it is missing something for its lack of harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet but, again, Ravel's piano arrangement is a marvel in its own right.

'La Valse' as played here by Lortie and Mercier is, in a word, breathtaking. Literally, at least in my case. As an old pianist I am simply stunned by what they accomplish with Ravel's admittedly spectacular piano writing. Needless to say, Lortie and Mercier play the rest of these works marvelously. Chandos has provided exceptionally clear and true sound. This CD has long been a favorite of mine and I'd wager that it would be one of yours, too.

Scott Morrison
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