Introduction to Ravel's

Introduction to Ravel's "Boléro" and "Ma mère l'oye"

by Jeremy Siepmann
     
 

Product Details

Release Date:
07/17/2001
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0636943803226
catalogNumber:
8558032-33
Rank:
296519

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Discussion/Introduction to Ravel's "Boléro," ballet for orchestra

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    1. Introduction; cue to unadorned Bolero rhythm, Part 1  (02:29)
    2. Bolero rhythm, Part 2: an extended variation of Part 1
    3. Motto rhythm complete
    4. But here we have snare drums and plucked violas and cellos
    5. Section 1: Introduction of 'the theme'  (00:37)
    6. Flute continues with Part 2 of theme  (00:48)
    7. Section 2: Complete statement of theme by clarinet as flute joins 'motto' group  (01:30)
    8. Introduction of 'discordant' harp into the unfolding picture
    9. Section 3: Bassoon introduces closely related variant of theme  (00:34)
    10. ...but then veers upwards, slowing rhythm and introducing new syncopation  (00:59)
    11. Section 4: 'Petite' E flat clarinet takes over theme, including variants  (01:21)
    12. Section 5: Oboe d'amore takes over theme but returns to its original form  (01:34)
    13. Section 6: Theme now shared by two instruments: muted trumpet and flute  (01:16)
    14. Section 7: Tenor saxophone takes Theme as trumpet replaces horn in 'motto'  (01:39)
    15. Section 8: Theme taken by soprano saxophone 'espressivo'  (01:09)
    16. Section 9: Theme: celeste, piccolos and horn  (01:24)
    17. Section 10: Theme: Oboes, horns, clarinets  (02:06)
    18. Section 11: Theme taken by First Trombone, complete with jazzy slides  (01:40)
    19. Section 12: Theme: flutes, oboes, clarinets, sax  (01:13)
    20. Section 13: Violins at last take the main tune, joining massed winds  (01:14)
    21. Section 14: Violins divide into four groups, each 'double-stopping'  (01:04)
    22. Section 15: Trumpet, trombone 2 and tuba join the foreground  (01:18)
    23. Section 16: First trombone and soprano saxophone 'rejoin' theme  (00:56)
    24. Section 17: Fortissimo  (01:26)
    25. Section 18: Entire orchestra now employed, 'as loudly as possible'  (01:18)
    26. Section 19: Sudden, amazing change of key, lurching from C to E major  (01:20)
    27. Section 20: Key now lurches back to C, as jazzy trombones whiningly protest  (00:36)
    28. Cue to complete performance
  2. Boléro, ballet for orchestra (or piano)  - Maurice Ravel  (16:16)

Disc 2

  1. Discussion/Introduction to Ravel's "Ma mère l'oye," ballet for orchestra: Discussion of "Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant"

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    1. Discussion of "Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant"  (01:04)
    2. Discussion of "Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant"  (00:30)
    3. Discussion of "Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant"
    4. Discussion of "Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant"
    5. Discussion of "Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant"
    6. Discussion of "Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant"  (00:41)
    7. Discussion of "Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant"  (00:46)
    8. Discussion of "Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant"  (00:39)
    9. Discussion of "Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant"  (00:40)
  2. Ma mère l'oye, for piano, 4 hands (or orchestra): Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant

    • Maurice Ravel
    1. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant  (01:41)
  3. Discussion/Introduction to Ravel's "Ma mère l'oye," ballet for orchestra: Discussion of "Petit Poucet (Tom Thumb)"

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    1. Discussion of "Petit Poucet (Tom Thumb)"  (00:49)
    2. Discussion of "Petit Poucet (Tom Thumb)"
    3. Discussion of "Petit Poucet (Tom Thumb)"  (00:44)
    4. Discussion of "Petit Poucet (Tom Thumb)"
    5. Discussion of "Petit Poucet (Tom Thumb)"  (00:46)
    6. Discussion of "Petit Poucet (Tom Thumb)"  (00:32)
    7. Discussion of "Petit Poucet (Tom Thumb)"  (00:44)
    8. Discussion of "Petit Poucet (Tom Thumb)"
    9. Discussion of "Petit Poucet (Tom Thumb)"
  4. Ma mère l'oye, for piano, 4 hands (or orchestra): Petit Poucet (Tom Thumb)

    • Maurice Ravel
    1. Petit Poucet (Tom Thumb)  (03:28)
  5. Discussion/Introduction to Ravel's "Ma mère l'oye," ballet for orchestra: Discussion of "Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pago

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    1. Discussion of "Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes"  (02:00)
    2. Discussion of "Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes"
    3. Discussion of "Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes"
    4. Discussion of "Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes"  (01:00)
    5. Discussion of "Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes"
    6. Discussion of "Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes"  (00:32)
    7. Discussion of "Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes"  (00:47)
  6. Ma mère l'oye, for piano, 4 hands (or orchestra): Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes

    • Maurice Ravel
    1. Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes  (03:57)
  7. Discussion/Introduction to Ravel's "Ma mère l'oye," ballet for orchestra: Discussion of "Les entretiens de la Belle et de la

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    1. Discussion of "Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête"  (00:51)
    2. Discussion of "Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête"  (00:36)
    3. Discussion of "Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête"
    4. Discussion of "Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête"  (00:32)
    5. Discussion of "Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête"  (00:40)
    6. Discussion of "Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête"  (00:38)
    7. Discussion of "Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête"  (00:52)
    8. Discussion of "Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête"  (01:12)
    9. Discussion of "Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête"  (00:49)
    10. Discussion of "Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête"  (02:09)
  8. Ma mère l'oye, for piano, 4 hands (or orchestra): Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête

    • Maurice Ravel
    1. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête  (04:14)
  9. Discussion/Introduction to Ravel's "Ma mère l'oye," ballet for orchestra: Discussion of "Le jardin féerique"

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    1. Discussion of "Le jardin féerique"  (00:40)
    2. Discussion of "Le jardin féerique"  (01:23)
    3. Discussion of "Le jardin féerique"
    4. Discussion of "Le jardin féerique"
    5. Discussion of "Le jardin féerique"
    6. Discussion of "Le jardin féerique"
    7. Discussion of "Le jardin féerique"
    8. Discussion of "Le jardin féerique"
    9. Discussion of "Le jardin féerique"
    10. Discussion of "Le jardin féerique"
    11. Discussion of "Le jardin féerique"
  10. Ma mère l'oye, for piano, 4 hands (or orchestra): Le jardin féerique

    • Maurice Ravel
    1. Le jardin féerique

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