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Un grand sommeil noir

completed on 6 August 1895
author of text

Any honest appraisal of Ravel’s art must acknowledge its dark side. In the 1890s he discovered Poe and Aloysius Bertrand, and Un grand sommeil noir, finished on 6 August 1895, is an exercise in unrelieved gloom and, again, monotony.

from notes by Roger Nichols © 2009

Toute appréciation honnête de l’art de Ravel doit reconnaître son côté sombre. Dans les années 1890, il a découvert Poe et Aloysius Bertrand, et Un grand sommeil noir, achevé le 6 août 1895, est un exercice d’obscurité permanente et, une fois encore, de monotonie.

extrait des notes rédigées par Roger Nichols © 2009
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Jede ehrliche Auswertung der Kunst Ravels muss sich auch mit ihrer dunklen Seite auseinandersetzen. In den 1890er Jahren entdeckte er Poe und Aloysius Bertrand und Un grand sommeil noir, am 6. August 1895 fertiggestellt, ist ein Stück von unverminderter Düsterkeit und Monotonie.

aus dem Begleittext von Roger Nichols © 2009
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Ravel: Songs


Track 10 on CDA67728 [4'47]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67728 track 10

Recording date
13 July 2008
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Ravel: Songs (CDA67728)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: June 2009
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