Four Orchestral Works in Full Score: Rapsodie Espagnole, Mother Goose Suite, Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales, and Pavane for a Dead Princess (Dover Music Scores)
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Though the moods could fluctuate all through these evocative works, the class and subtly shifting energies of their musical language might solely be these of Maurice Ravel. To check them on this full-score version is to grow to be extra totally conscious not solely of his nice originality but additionally of the fixed striving for perfection of kind and elegance that prompted Stravinsky to match him admiringly to “probably the most good of Swiss watchmakers.”
The Rapsodie Espagnole was Ravel’s first solely orchestral composition. A piece whose unique fantasy and delicate craftsmanship clearly categorical Ravel’s distinctive musical character, it was first carried out publicly on the Théâtre du Châlet in Paris in 1908, confirming the younger composer’s status as an orchestral poet of scintillating originality. In 1911 Ravel re-created for orchestra his extremely profitable composition for 2 pianos, the Mom Goose Suite, a really magical work whose moods vary from haunting desolation to tender exaltation.
Equally, Ravel recast his sensible 1911 piano composition Valses Nobles et Sentimentales as an orchestral rating in 1912 (a ballet based mostly on its premiere that 12 months in Paris) and organized his evocative 1899 piano work Pavane for a Lifeless Princess for orchestra in 1910. The wealthy orchestral settings of all 4 works have made them standard favorites on live performance levels worldwide. This beautifully ready version brings collectively in a single quantity authoritative full scores of those 4 works, reprinted from unique French editions.