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Daphnis and Chloe - Suites I and II

By Maurice Ravel

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Composed by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Full Orchestra (Full Score); Larger Works; Masterworks; Performance Music Ensemble. Dover Edition. Impressionistic. Full score. With introductory text and glossary of French terms. 193 pages. Dover Publications #06-449513. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-449513).

Item Number: AP.6-449513

ISBN 9780486449517. 9x12 inches. English.

Composed for Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes, 'Daphnis and Chloe' was drawn from an ancient Greek fable about a pair of abandoned infants who grow up together, fall in love, and are delivered from the treachery of pirates by the god Pan. Upon receipt of the commission for this work, Ravel announced his intention to "compose a vast musical fresco, less scrupulous as to archaism than faithful to the Greece of my dreams, which inclined readily enough to what French artists of the late eighteenth century have imagined and depicted." The resulting "choreographic symphony" features a captivating combination of orchestral traditions and modern ideals.Reproduced from authoritative editions, these two suites extracted from the complete original ballet. This affordable version is their first appearance in a single volume, promising convience and value as well as the pleasure and enlightenment of Ravel's inspired vision.

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