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Track(s) taken from CDA67731/2

À la manière de Borodine

composer
1912

Steven Osborne (piano)
Recording details: September 2010
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: March 2011
Total duration: 1 minutes 18 seconds

Cover artwork: Nympheas (1908) by Claude Monet (1840-1926)
Private Collection / Photo © Peter Nahum at The Leicester Galleries, London / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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Ravel's friend the composer and pianist Alfredo Casella had published a group of six pastiches in 1911 and was planning a second volume, to which he invited Ravel to contribute. The two subjects chosen by Ravel were among his favourite composers. The Borodin pastiche is a waltz that makes characteristic use of chromatic harmonies over ostinato pedals, echoing the ‘Sérénade’ from Borodin’s Petite suite and the scherzo of his Second String Quartet.

from notes by Roger Nichols © 2011

Un ami de Ravel, le compositeur et pianiste Alfredo Casella, avait publié un ensemble de six pastiches en 1911 et projetait alors un second volume, auquel il a proposé à Ravel d’apporter sa contribution. Les deux sujets choisis par Ravel figurent parmi ses compositeurs préférés. Le pastiche de Borodine est une valse qui fait un usage caractéristique des harmonies chromatiques sur des pédales ostinato, rappelant la «Sérénade» de la Petite Suite de Borodine et le scherzo de son Quatuor à cordes no 2.

extrait des notes rédigées par Roger Nichols © 2011
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Ravels Freund, der Komponist und Pianist Alfredo Casella hatte 1911 eine Reihe von sechs Pasticcios veröffentlicht, plante nun einen zweiten Band und bat Ravel, dazu etwas beizutragen. Die beiden Themen, die Ravel auswählte, stammten von zwei seiner Lieblingskomponisten. Das Borodin-Pasticcio ist ein Walzer, in dem chromatische Harmonien über ostinaten Bassnoten in charakteristischer Weise erklingen, womit auf die „Sérénade“ aus Borodins Petite suite und das Scherzo aus seinem Zweiten Streichquartett angespielt wird.

aus dem Begleittext von Roger Nichols © 2011
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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