Um... "Daphnis & Choloe" is by Ravel. You must be thinking of "Prelude a l′Après-midi d′un Faune" which is a beautiful orchestral work and gets played quite often. His piano compositions "Preludes, Book 1 and 2" and "Images, Set 1 and 2" as well as "Estampes" are absolutely gorgeous. He is the only composer to compose in such as way as to make the piano seem more like a harp than like the percussion instrument that it is.
posted on 08/22/2012 12:28:55 PM PDT
(Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
His goal was the sound of a ‘piano without hammers’.
posted on 08/22/2012 12:50:56 PM PDT
You are correct about Ravel. Of course, he and Debussy are practically always associated together.
When you look at the piano from above it IS a harp laid on its side. I never realized that until looking down on the stage at Orchestra Hall one evening.
Wonder why D never wrote any piano concertos (at least any part of the common repertoire) or symphonies.
posted on 08/22/2012 9:54:06 PM PDT
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