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Réminiscences d'Espagne

SM-000354208
Alternative title
Homage to Maurice Ravel
Composer
Nicole DiPaolo
Publisher
Nicole DiPaolo
Genre
Classical / Instrumental
Instrumentation
Piano
Scored for
Solo
Type of score
For a single performer
Key
A minor
Duration
2'30"
Difficulty
Medium
Year of composition
2019

Description
From my forthcoming collection of intermediate and late-intermediate piano pieces in Impressionist styles, this is an homage to Maurice Ravel's Habañera-styled pieces (including the Vocalise-étude, the Habañera from the Rapsodie Espagnole, and others).

It introduces techniques that Ravel frequently uses but that less-than-advanced students rarely encounter in repertoire at their level: numerous hand and arm crossings, 3-against-4 polyrhythms as evident in the habañera, very high registers, dissonances like German 7th chords and diminished thirds, and Spanish-flavored modal writing, to name a few.

Since most currently published collections of Impressionist-style pedagogical repertoire focus on Claude Debussy's language, this piece is a welcome addition to the literature and will help bridge the gaps between standard teaching repertoire and pieces like Ravel's Sonatine, while also exposing students to a new, rich, and inviting tonal language that will inspire them to seek out more of Ravel's work.

Upload date: 30 Apr 2019
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1.99 USD
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