Hi, I am attempting Ravel's Gaspard de La Nuit, the Ondine.
Actually I am not quite click with ravel's composition, find his work mostly untunefull and fiendishly difficult. But my friend challenge me on this piece. After much study on the score, and listening to several recordings, I find that I have fallen into the idea of the story.
Anyone who can give any suggestion on what kind of facility/technique I need to acquired to play this piece well? What aspects to look forward to in Ravel's music? What makes his music great? Comparing him with other impressionist composers, like Debussy??