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Ravel: Complete Works for Solo Piano


The playing of Jean-Philippe Collard has a lot to recommend it, particularly in the way it is so naturally expressive. On this EMI reissue of the solo piano works of Ravel, Collard's use of dynamics and pedal to color the mood and character of each piece never sounds forced or artificial, nor does he ever sacrifice momentum or expression. Among the ear-catching highlights are Miroirs, where Oiseaux tristes is as quietly beautiful as Alborada del gracioso is sparkling; and the Valses nobles et sentimentales, where the expression is intense and intimate, just as Ravel calls for in the performance markings. The Rigaudon of Le tombeau de Couperin is slower than most performers play it, which makes it stand out, but otherwise, it is just as communicative as the rest of the works. Collard does not make all of Ravel's works sound the same, but carefully tailors each one to make them speak eloquently. ~ Patsy Morita, Rovi Hide synopsis

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