"It is not about giving a genre to the melody, but how would a man sing that to his beloved while waiting for her?" François Le Roux
"The master and the student share their opinion about what is the characteristic that unites these five Maurice Ravel melodies, what they have in common, and agree to highlight that they refer to ceremonies, family parties, traditions in everyday life, and so on.
In addition, the master emphasizes that one should insist on going further into the almost folkloric side, especially in the dancing aspect."
"The master makes some suggestions about who owns the singing voice, in different fragments: ""at times a man waiting for his beloved, and sometimes it is a woman. The challenge is, in part, to find these characterizations and these contrasts, through different interpretations."" There is also a lot of work on issues that concern translation, and the amount of languages that are mixed in these pieces.
The most interesting thing in this class is when the master connects the five melodies, “to really see how to do the transitions and how to reinvest differently."""
-These melodies have folkloric and festive aspects
-There are some problems of translating and adapting
-There are many different characters
-In Ravel, everything was written down
-The fourth one is the longest, harmoniously the most sophisticated, and it is also very
contrasted with the last one, which is the shortest