Maurice Ravel : Gaspard de la Nuit, III. Scarbo [reblog]

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Από τα τρία μέρη του Gaspard De La Nuit, πιανιστικού έργου του Maurice Ravel βασισμένου στην ομώνυμη συλλογή του Aloysius Bertrand, ακούμε το τελευταίο, Scarbo, από την κορυφαία σολίστ Martha Argerigh.
Πέραν του “δέοντος” ζόφου [ο Gaspar, όπως προκύπτει από την παρουσίαση του ίδιου του Bertrand, δεν είναι άλλος από την Αυτής Σατανική Εξοχότητα] το κομμάτι θεωρείται ένα απ’ τα δυσκολότερα της πιανιστικής φιλολογίας από τεχνική άποψη.

We hear the last part, Scarbo, From Maurice Ravel’s three-part pianistic cycle Gaspard De La Nuit, based on Aloysius Bertrand’s homonymus collection. Performed by the leading soloist Martha Argerigh.
Apart from the “appropriate” gloomy element [Gaspar, as emerges from Bertrand’ s presentation is none other than His Satanic Majesty] the piece is considered one of the most technically demanding in pianistic literature.


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