Alborada Del Gracioso (Flute and Piano)

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Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Alborada Del Gracioso (Flute and Piano) By Maurice Ravel, Arranged by Robert Stallman, Published by Edition Svitzer (2016)

The Alborada is one of five pieces for piano that form the suite Miroirs (“Mirrors”), written by Ravel in 1905 and first performed in Paris in early 1906 by his virtuoso pianist friend Ricardo Vines. Each of these pieces is a sonic image of real life experiences, and the Alborada del Gracioso (“Dawn of the Jester”) is quite likely a satiric reflection of the composer himself in his more flippant and sardonic moods...