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Pavane pour une infante defunte

Piano Solo

By Maurice Ravel

Piano Piano Solo - Henle Level 5-6
Piano Solo. Composed by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Edited by Alexandra Marx. Arranged by Pascal Roge. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Softcover. 12 pages. G. Henle #HN1260. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481260).

Item Number: HL.51481260

ISBN 9790201812601. 9.25x12.25x0.07 inches.

According to Ravel himself, the strange title of the little piano piece composed in 1899, "Pavane for a dead princess," should not be ascribed too much importance. He chose it mainly because he liked the alliteration it contained. At the same time he did, however, agree that the music evokes "a pavane that a little princess once might have danced at the Spanish court." Following its premiere in 1902 the simple but effective piece gained unparalleled popularity, not least reflected in the numerous arrangements made of it, one of which, for small orchestra, was by Ravel himself. Henle publishes the work in its original version.

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  • 4

    Pittsfield, MA
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  • December 14, 2018 A good sight-read

    If one wants to play a piece by Ravel that isn’t as challenging as “Le Tombeau de Couperin” this is the one. Henle does a nice job of printing the notes that aren’t too small and is easy to sight-read. Compositionally this piece has a lot in...

    common with much of Debussy’s output. I definitely recommend this for anyone willing to try “modern” piano music.

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  • September 18, 2018 Pavane pour une infante défunte

    The product is almost as perfect as it could get. I love Henle editions which is why I own dozens of them and Henle is usually my first choice for a clear, readable, reliable edition. I have one point of confusion with this one, however. At measure 1 there is...

    a c in the bass instead of an e. Henle is the ONLY edition I've seen that specifies that. I have been looking for the first page of the original Demets edition, but all I can find is the cover page. Everyone plays it wit an e. I would love to know the source of that specific deviation. Although, I'm kind of getting used to the sound of the c, despite the dissonance, which seems premature with the harmonic rhythm. I would love an explanation. Thank you

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  • September 25, 2017 great service!

    This edition is by my favorite publisher, Henle Verlag. They're of superb quality and this site has comprehensive offerings of them.

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