Beyond Debussy & Ravel: Discovering the Piano Music of Déodat de Séverac

Due to a long association with C. Leonard Coduti, a musicologist who specializes in French music, I became intrigued with his knowledge of French keyboard music "beyond Debussy and Ravel." I began exploring his many recommendations and have found myself fully entranced, fascinated, and amazed at the prolific output of so many wonderful French ...
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January 28

Maurice_Ravel_1925
1915 - Premiere of Maurice Ravel's Piano Trio in a minor. Gabriel Wilaume, violin; Louis Feuillard, cello and Alfredo Casella, piano; in Paris.  For a wonderful recording of the Beaux Arts Trio playing this marvelous work, click on the link below.
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January 14

Ravel concert poster
1932 - Premiere of Ravel's Piano Concerto in G in Paris, with Marguerite Long as the soloist and Ravel as conductor.
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Winds of Change

​In the ongoing effort to stimulate my students, I have occasionally tried an all-studio repertoire project. For example, in the winter of 2009 my students performed two recitals devoted to the complete solo piano music of Maurice Ravel. This turned out to be a splendid choice: two quite advanced students had already undertaken Gaspard de la Nuit a...
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