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Although he worked within the traditions of his day, Maurice Ravel forged a distinctive musical language of his own. This collection of 29 specially arranged pieces offers beginners the pleasure and satisfaction of playing the French composer's most popular works. Simplified arrangements include Musette, Menuet, Rigaudon, and Prélude from Le tombeau de Couperin; Pantomime, Interlude, Danse légère et gracieuse de Daphnis, and Lyceion Dance from Daphnis et Chloé; March, Little Tom Thumb, and Conversation of Beauty and the Beast from Mother Goose Suite; Malagueña and Prélude à la nuit from Rapsodie espagnole; and other selections. All pieces are available as downloadable MP3s (see inside the book for details).
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About the Author
Composer, pianist, and conductor Maurice Ravel (1875–1937) is noted for his musical craftsmanship and perfection of form. A master of the art of instrumentation, he also enriched the piano repertoire with a series of classic works. His career highlights include collaborations with impresario Serge Diaghilev of the Ballets Russes and with French writer Colette, who acted as his librettist. Former Dover editor David Dutkanicz holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and Columbia University. He is the editor of several books in this series.
Table of Contents
Introduction Musette from Le Tombeau de Couperin Pantomime from Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2 Menuet from Le Tombeau de Couperin Malagueña from Rapsodie Espagnole Conversation of Beauty and the Beast from Mother Goose Suite Valse No. 8 from Valses Nobles et Sentimentales Sonatine from Mvt. II Interlude from Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 1 Piano Trio from Mvt. I String Quartet from Mvt. I (opening) String Quartet from Mvt. III (opening) Valse No. 2 from Valses Nobles et Sentimentales Soupir from 3 Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé Rigadoun from Le Tombeau de Couperin March from Mother Goose Suite Prélude à la Nuit from Rapsodie Espagnole Prelude from Le Tombeau de Couperin Danse Gracieuse et Legere de Daphne from Daphnis and Chloe (Ballet) Gaspard de la Nuit from Mvt. I Menuet, Post. (1904) Menuet Antique Valse No. 1 from Valses Nobles et Sentimentales Lyceion Dance from Daphnis and Chloe (Ballet) Piano Trio, Mvt. III (Passacaille) Little Tom Thumb from Mother Goose Suite Sonatine, Mvt. I