Performed by pianist Joong Han Jung at his recital in the Music Theatre at the University of Auckland, 14 May 2018.
Ravel took his title for this 1911 suite of eight waltzes from Schubert, who had published two sets of waltzes – one Valse nobles, and the other Valses sentimentales.
In Schubert, you know which ones are noble and which are sentimental. Not so clear-cut with Ravel – he doesn't specify. Maybe each of the pieces is both noble and sentimental.
Recorded for RNZ Concert by Tim Dodd.