SINGING RAVEL

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Ravel's choral music is rare. It does, however, have treasures among which Les trois chansons for a cappella choir. His music seems to find an ideal extension with voice and choir. This program proposes to play large pages transcribed for the choir: from Ma Mère L'Oye to Scheherazade via La Vallée des Cloches. Great composers and arrangers have already given their letters of nobility to this Ravelian art of transcription: Gérard Pesson, Thierry Machuel or Clytus Gottwald. For this program, Les Métaboles challenged Thibault Perrine to transcribe for the first time two emblematic works by Ravel: Bolero and La Pavane pour une infante defunte. There is no doubt that these new versions for choir will make it possible to discover these works in a new and unprecedented light!

Co production : la Cité de la Voix, la Cité musicale-Metz

Scores by Maurice Ravel - Éditions Durand
Some scores have been kindly loaned by CEN (resource center dedicated to choral art)

SINGING RAVEL

Maurice Ravel


Pavane pour une infante défunte (transcription Thibault Perrine)
Ma Mère l'Oye (transcription Thierry Machuel)
- Le Jardin féérique
- Pavane de la belle au bois dormant
Ronsard à son âme (transcription Gérard Pesson)
Soupir (extract of Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, transcription Clytus Gottwald)
Toi le cœur de la rose (extract of L’enfant et les sortilèges, transcription Clytus Gottwald)
Trois chansons pour chœur a cappella
- Nicolette

Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis

Ronde


La vallée des cloches (transcription Clytus Gottwald)
Shéhérazade (transcription Gérard Pesson)
- La Flûte enchantée
- L’indifférent
Boléro (transcription Thibault Perrine)


Les Métaboles (24 singers)
Léo Warynski, direction

In the press...

The masterful ending wrings the bravi and ovation from an enthusiastic audience

Olyrix - Emmanuel Deroeux
 - Singing Ravel
21/08/2021
2023

August

Monday, August 7 2023 - 09 pmSinging RavelRencontres musique et patrimoine du Mont Blanc

 

Everything sings with Ravel: the strings of Daphnis and Chloé, the piano of Jeux d'eau or the whirlwind of fantastic characters from L'Enfant et les Sortilèges. However, his work for a cappella choir is reduced to twirling but very short Trois chansons. Never mind ! Didn't Ravel himself transcribe, here for piano, there for orchestra, a good part of his catalog? Here is Ma Mère l'Oye, Miroirs, Scheherazade offered to the virtuosity and playfulness of the singers of the Métaboles - and in creation, the transcriptions of the Bolero and the Pavane pour une infante defunte by Thibault Perrine.

July

Saturday, July 8 2023 - 08 pmSinging RavelFestival Les Traversées - Abbaye de Noirlac

Everything sings with Ravel: the strings of Daphnis and Chloé, the piano of Jeux d'eau or the whirlwind of fantastic characters from L'Enfant et les Sortilèges. However, his work for a cappella choir is reduced to twirling but very short Trois chansons. Never mind ! Didn't Ravel himself transcribe, here for piano, there for orchestra, a good part of his catalog? Here is Ma Mère l'Oye, Miroirs, Scheherazade offered to the virtuosity and playfulness of the singers of the Métaboles - and in creation, the transcriptions of the Bolero and the Pavane pour une infante defunte by Thibault Perrine.

2022

August

Sunday, August 21 2022 - 8 pmSinging RavelFestival Ravel - Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Everything sings with Ravel: the strings of Daphnis and Chloé, the piano of the Water Games or the whirlwind of fantastic characters from L'Enfant et les Sortilèges. However, his work for a cappella choir is reduced to twirling but very short Three songs. Never mind ! Didn't Ravel himself transcribe, here for piano, there for orchestra, a good part of his catalog? Here is Ma Mère l'Oye, Miroirs, Scheherazade offered to the virtuosity and playfulness of the singers of the Métaboles - and in creation, the transcriptions of the Bolero and the Pavane pour une infante defunte by Thibault Perrine.

May

Wenesday, May 18, 2022 - 8:30 pmSinging RavelFloréal d'Épinal

Everything sings with Ravel: the strings of Daphnis and Chloé, the piano of the Water Games or the whirlwind of fantastic characters from L'Enfant et les Sortilèges. However, his work for a cappella choir is reduced to twirling but very short Three songs. Never mind ! Didn't Ravel himself transcribe, here for piano, there for orchestra, a good part of his catalog? Here is Ma Mère l'Oye, Miroirs, Scheherazade offered to the virtuosity and playfulness of the singers of the Métaboles - and in creation, the transcriptions of the Bolero and the Pavane pour une infante defunte by Thibault Perrine.

January

Sunday, January 30 2022 - 4 pmSinging RavelCité musicale - Metz

Everything sings at Ravel's: the strings of Daphnis and Chloé, the piano from Jeux d'eau or the whirlwind of fantastic characters from L’Enfant et les Sortilèges. However, his work for a cappella choir is reduced to the twirling but very short Three Songs. Never mind ! Didn't Ravel himself transcribe, here for piano, there for orchestra, a good part of his catalog? Here is Ma mère d'Oye, Miroirs, Scheherazade offered to the virtuosity and playfulness of the singers of the Métaboles - and in creation, the transcriptions of the Bolero and Pavane pour une infante défunte

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2021

August

Friday, March 20 août 2021 - 9 pmSinging RavelFestival Les Rencontres musicales de Vezelay

De grandes pages de la musique vocale de Maurice Ravel ainsi que des transcriptions dont celles, spécifiquement faites par Thibault Perrine pour les Métaboles, Le Boléro et La Pavane pour une Infante défunte.

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