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Sonata in Four Parts for Violin and Violoncello

By Maurice Ravel

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Violin, cello - Level 4
Composed by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Edited by Douglas Woodfull-Harris. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. Performance score (2). Duration 22 minutes. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA09417. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA09417).

Item Number: BA.BA09417

ISBN 9790006538454. 32.5 x 25.5 cm inches. Text Language: German/English/French. Preface: Juliette Appold / Douglas Woodfull-Harris.

In 1920 Maurice Ravel was asked by his publisher Durand to contribute to an issue of"La Revue Musicale"dedicated to Claude Debussy. A supplement included the first movement of Ravel's Sonata as well as works contributed by Debussy's friends Stravinsky, Satie, Dukas, Bartok and de Falla to name only a few. This 1st movement of Ravel's Sonata, of which the autograph is lost, then developed into a large scale four movement chamber music work utilizing a more modern music vocabulary than found in almost any other Ravel composition.

Barenreiter's scholarly-critical edition, the first ever of this masterpiece, presents the work in two performing scores. It contains an introduction on the history of the work reflecting Ravel's work and rehearsals with violinist Helene Jourdan-Morhange and cellist Maurice Marechal. Sources for this new edition include the engraved copy, the personal autograph scores (with earlier versions of some passages) which were used to rehearse the work and the first edition scores with emendations by Jourdan-Morhange and Marechal. Included in the appendix are the original fingerings by the performers which are not found in the first edition. They reflect how Ravel must have heard the work in rehearsals and as such are a document of early 20th century performance practice.

- First Urtext edition of this work
- Two performing scores (format 25,5 x 32,5 cm)
- The violoncello part does not allow for page turns in the first movement; therefore the edition includes an additional violoncello part in small print presenting the entire first movement on a double page without a page turn
- Informative introduction to the genesis of the work (Ger/Eng/Fr)
- Critical commentary with facsimiles and appendices

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What can I expect from a Barenreiter Urtext edition?

- A reliable musical text based on all available sources
- A description of the sources
- Information on the genesis and history of the work
- Valuable notes on performance practice
- Includes an introduction with critical commentary explaining source discrepancies and editorial decisions

- Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
- A well-presented layout and a user-friendly format
- Excellent print quality
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