The masterpiece created by the composer Maurice Ravel, "Bolero", for the ballerina Ida Rubinstein, is the last meeting of his work with the symphony orchestra.
Building a work
One of the longest melodic themes in historyworld music - as many as thirty-four bars - persistent, unswerving, stubbornly repeating, tenaciously holding all this building that has grown to a universal size. By the way, this melody would not have fallen on the purely Spanish bolero.
Two small drums begin, gradually callingrest. At the end of "Bolero" Ravel shakes the audience by the fact that the same rhythmic accompaniment sounds already in the performance of not only all the drums, but also the woodwinds - flutes, oboes, clarinets - and brass winds - trumpets, horns - string group! And here's another interesting feature: the strings are not soloed here! They mimic the sound of folk instruments - simple mandolins and guitars.
This Ravel crescendo is a great unifyingforce. It's only Beethoven and Rachmaninov that can compare with the growth of orchestral power, and that's relatively. Terra-suitability is dynamics from Bach and only from him. Although, we must admit - crescendo, covering the whole work - here Ravel was much "steeper" than everyone.
Miracle of orchestration in "Bolero" Ravel madethanks to the introduction of old and forgotten instruments in the symphony orchestra - celesta, small trumpet, saxophones and oboe, "Amur", which greatly diversified the timbre of the sound, while the timbre was basically clean, not mixed, except for the episodes when the instruments of the same group were connected - to enhance the sound.The most sophisticated ear amazes with its novelty is the music.Ravel "Bolero" carved as if from a single block of marble - there's even no transitions from tonality to tonality. Only in the very culmination of C major, kaz The eternal, and the best, divine flash lit up the listeners in E-major, like a cloud that seized the whole world, the tutti suddenly pierces the powerful and pure sound of the four pipes, then the trombones, percussion sounds ... and everything. Apocalypse. is interpreted very broadly - from striptease dance to the resistance of the patriotic forces of Spain to the enemy's threat.This depends on the level of perception of the listener.