Pavane for a Dead Princess

Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess) was composed by Ravel in 1899, published in 1900 and republished in an orchestrated version in 1910: a typical performance of the piece lasts six minutes. The work expresses a nostalgic enthusiams for Spanish customs, which Ravel shared with many of his contemporaries. He intended the piece to be played extremely slowly and gave the lead melody to the horn (the teaching of the vavelesshorn had persisted in the Paris conservatory, only in 1903 did they change to valved-horn). In addition to ... more

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Pavane for a Dead Princess
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Maurice Ravel

Joseph-Maurice Ravel was a French composer known especially for his melodies, orchestral and instrumental textures and effects. Much of his piano music, ...
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