Customer Reviews for Pavane pour une infante défunte
January 26, 2013
Grateful for the excellent quality of this edition which makes a big difference in the pleasure of performance. I had been previously using the copy published by Edwards B. Marks Music - fingering of Paolo Gallico- which is of inferior quality.
5 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Seattle, WA
July 22, 2011
Pavane pour une infante défunte
A somewhat startling arrangement signaling a change in the current of impressionism to an art form that is uniquely 20th century. In other words, no going back after this! Clearly expressive and written for a new generation, Ravel brings out a playfulness in a piece that would ordinarily be approached as a dirge, but includes a celebratory application in spite of the funereal subject matter. Exquisite is the only way to describe the piece!
16 of 33 people found this review helpful.
March 16, 2009
Beautiful piece of music. First movement easy, gets progressively more difficult.
22 of 44 people found this review helpful.
Location: from SAN FRAN
October 31, 2008
A PROFOUNDLY BEAUTIFIUL PIECE
NOT AN EASY PIECE TO PLAY BY ANY MEANS, BUT IF YOU ARE AT AN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LEVEL, YOU CAN DO IT JUSTICE.
16 of 39 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Statesboro, GA
September 7, 2008
Superb arrangement; vital composer's notes
From the title & having heard the "Pavane" played with extreme melancholy, I played it that way myself the first time. Then I read Ravel's notes saying the piece should NOT be funereal & only slightly melancholy. Thereafter, I played it per his instructions & came to a whole new understanding & appreciation of this priceless piece.
21 of 42 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Wilmignton, DE
August 20, 2008
World Known Melody
It was wonderful and not as hard as I had imagined it would be.
20 of 41 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Los Angeles, CA
March 26, 2008
Classic piece, professional arrangement
This piece is frequently recorded by top musicians and orchestras, and this arrangement is on part with those. So, I would call this advanced. It does not have intricate fingerings of say, Chopin, but is challenging enough, and requires great expression without being maudlin.
12 of 22 people found this review helpful.