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À la manière de Chabrier
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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 Chabrier one is a pastiche of Chabrier making a pastiche of Siebel’s aria ‘Faites-lui mes aveux’ from Gounod’s Faust. Chabrier’s typical cadences and textures (tunes played two octaves apart, upward arpeggio flourishes, a semitonally growling bass) are faithfully reproduced.

from notes by Roger Nichols © 2011

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Details for CKD315 track 16
Artists
ISRC
GB-ASH-08-31516
Duration
2'06
Recording date
15 April 2008
Recording venue
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Philip Hobbs
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
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  1. Ravel: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 2 (CKD315)
    Disc 1 Track 16
    Release date: October 2008
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