Ravel Edition

Concerto for piano

Concerto for piano and orchestra 

Volume 2 of the Ravel Édition is dedicated to the composer’s Concerto for piano. This revised 2019 edition was created upon the request of conductor Louis Langrée and the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées as part of their Ravel project with pianists Bertrand Chamayou and David Kadouch

It was commissioned by the Orchestre national d'Auvergne, the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, the Orchestre philharmonique de Monte Carlo and the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse.

Maurice Ravel, Concerto for piano and orchestra. Javier Perianes, piano ; Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Josep Pons. Toulouse, janvier 2020. 

Reading committee: Cédric Tiberghien (pianist), Benjamin Attahir (composer) and conductors Louis LangréeLudovic MorlotAdrien Perruchonand Pascal Rophé.

  • One 24.5x34 cm volume, comprising 272 pages. Square back stitched, printed on premium 120 gsm ivory paper.
  • A wealth of images: the majority of photographs are originals from the Fonds Marguerite Long, in addition to facsimile reproductions of pages from the orchestral manuscript and of the proof of the reduction for two pianos, plus the first prints of several parts (previously belonging to Piero Coppola, Charles Münch, etc.)
  • 154 pages worth of parts and scores.
  • "The Enchanting Fakir’s Last Great Feat": a general introductory text on the history of the composer’s piano concerto by François Porcile, as well as the author’s own reception the work (2019).
  • "A Composer’s Intent, A True Rendering": text by Claire-Marie Le Guay and Louis Langrée, written especially for the Ravel Edition project (2019).
  • Review written by H. Prunières following the première of the work, Response from M. Ravel and Postlude from M. Long (1932).
  • Reviews by the French press following the work’s première performance (1932).
  • A revised score of the composer’s Piano Concerto based on the full orchestral manuscript, Marguerite Long’s own scores, the rough drafts and proofs of the reduction for two pianos, and various parts owned by Ravel’s contemporaries.
  • The composer’s Reduction for Two Pianos with the performance markings added by Maurice Ravel and Marguerite Long (new 2019 reduction of the Piano 2 part by Jean-Pascal Beintus). 
  • A Critical Apparatus (40 pages), presenting all the documentation used to produce this 2019 edition.
  • Corrections and Notes (23 pages), identifying the various editorial issues encountered, as well as the omissions and errors found in the initial editions of the work.
  • Bilingual publication (French-English).

  • The Ravel Edition Vol. 2 Concerto for piano  is  on sale at a selling price of 69 euros TTC (shipping not included). The Full score and set of parts are available  on sale from XXI Music Publishing : sales@21-music.be

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