Maurice Ravel: Complete Works for Solo Piano

Maurice Ravel: Complete Works for Solo Piano

by Bertrand Chamayou Bertrand Chamayou




Bertrand Chamayou's previous recordings have been devoted to 19th century keyboard music, focusing on pieces by Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn, Frédéric Chopin, and other composers of the period. That makes this double CD of the solo piano music of Maurice Ravel a welcome surprise, because Chamayou is as adept in this early modern fare as he is in the works of the Romantics. The complete solo piano pieces are gathered here, along with a tribute by Alfredo Casella, "À la manière de... Ravel," and Alexander Siloti's piano transcription of Kaddish from Ravel's "Deux mélodies hébraïques." Chamayou's virtuosity is abundantly displayed in the dazzling Alborada del gracioso from "Miroirs" and the fiendishly difficult Scarbo from "Gaspard de la nuit," to name but two examples, though the less showy pieces reveal him to be a master of subdued expression. The beloved "Pavane pour une infante défunte" is not a flashy showpiece, but Chamayou plays with such refined shading and delicate tone colors that it becomes a demonstration of his controlled touch and subtle use of dynamics. Erato's reproduction is clean and vivid, capturing every sparkling detail.

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Release Date: 01/29/2016
Label: Erato
UPC: 0825646026814
catalogNumber: 553646
Rank: 81781


  1. Kaddisch, song for voice & piano (Mélodie hébraïque No. 1), M. A22/1
  2. Menuet, for piano in C sharp minor, M. 42
  3. A la Manière de... (Second Series), for piano, Op. 17bis: Ravel (Almanzor ou le mariage d'Adelaïde)
  4. À la manière de. . . , for piano, M. 63

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