Le tombeau de Couperin

Le tombeau de Couperin is a suite for piano in six movements by Ravel, composed between 1914-7. Each movement is dedicated to the memory of a friend of the composer (or in one case, two brothers) who had died fighting in World War I. Ravel also produced an orchestral version of the work in 1919, although this omitted two of the original movements. The title tries, through the use of the family name of a dinasty of musicians, to pay homage to the sensibilities of the Baroque French keyboard suite (reflected in ... more

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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, ...