Yan Maresz orchestrates Maurice Ravel Yan Maresz orchestrates Maurice Ravel

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 29 March 2016

Have a look at the score

Yan Maresz has taken a delightful gamble by orchestrating Violin Sonata by Maurice Ravel. It was a challenge because it is an intimate score written for chamber musicians. Maresz, lover of Ravel’s music, has selected a chamber orchestra in line with works such as Pavane pour une infante défunte or Tombeau de Couperin. The piano part is entrusted to the orchestra while the violin part is almost identical to the original piece. We couldn’t dream of a better person to play it than the violinist Renaud Capuçon, who gives it a clear and resonant sound (typically French), accompanied by the Orchestre national de Lyon and Leonard Slatkin.

Watch the video - Yan Maresz talking about his orchestration

World Premieres: April 8, in Annecy - April 9 in Lyon

Link to the concert

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