Maurice Ravel's "Tzigane": A link between theclassical and the Hungarian-Gypsy traditions
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AbstractIn writing Tzigane, Maurice Ravel went beyond the mere imitation of an exotic style composing a piece that closely resembles in form, technique, and even timbre the gypsy works with which he was familiar. In addition to drawing on the Hungarian-Gypsy tradition, Ravel brought his own mastery into that world. These insights suggest to me that knowledge of the Hungarian-Gypsy violin tradition can lead to a more informed and expressive performance of Tzigane.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Music and Dance