Ravel, Maurice
Jeux d'eau for Piano
- New reliable Urtext edition faithful to the sources, opening up new perspectives
- Fingering and notes on performance by Alexandre Tharaud (Fr/Eng/Ger)
- Extensive preface and glossary (Fr/Eng/Ger)

Edition no.
BA 10824
ISMN
9790006526406
Volume / Series
BÄRENREITER URTEXT
Editor
Southon, Nicolas
Language(s) of text
French, English, German
Product format
Performance score, Urtext edition
Instrumentation
Piano
Binding
Stapled
Pages / Format
XIV, 22 S. - 31,0 x 24,3 cm
It was unmistakably Liszt’s piano piece “Les jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este” that inspired Ravel to compose one of his most famous works in 1901: “Jeux d’eau”. Laid out in sonata form, its sound is governed by myriad motions of water and sustained by innovative, highly virtuosic piano textures against a freely migrating and richly coloured harmonic backdrop.

Nicolas Southon has re-evaluated the work’s many sources, including memoirs from musicians close to Ravel such as Vlado Perlemuter, Jacques Février and Hélène Jourdan-Morhange. Special attention has been devoted to the original part-writing in Ravel’s notation. Rounding off the new edition are an informative Foreword, a trilingual glossary as well as fingering and notes on performance by Ravel specialist Alexandre Tharaud.
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