Sonatine en Trio
- Highly recommended
From the Publisher
Whenever possible it was Salzedo's custom to have composers hear his transcriptions of their works. In the case of the Sonatine by Ravel, Viola Gramm Salzedo provided the following account: Shortly before World War 1 the Trio de Lutece, Georges Barrere, Carlos Salzedo, Paul Kefer, was concertizing in the British Isles. Salzedo wrote to Ravel telling him about the transcription of the Sonatine for flute, harp and cello, also saying he would like Ravel to hear it and give his opinion. Soon after this, the Trio de Lutece went to Paris and in the Salle Gaveau, with Ravel as audience, played the Sonatine en Trio. Upon the conclusion of this performance Ravel's comment was: 'Now why didn't I think of that!'
Performance duration (approx): 12'00
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).