Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte - Pavane For A Dead Princess.
Originally composed by Ravel for Piano solo in 1899 and published by Demets, this work achieved immediate success and has been one of the most beloved works in the classical canon ever since.
This first critical edition of the Pavane traces the history of the composition, the various reprints of the Piano original and naturally the autograph score of the Orchestral version from 1909 as well as the numerous reissues until Ravel’s death in 1937. Also consulted was the solo Piano recording by the composer as well as the Orchestral recordings during his lifetime made under his auspices.
A preface in English, French and German, facsimiles and a Critical Commentary round out this important new addition to the Bärenreiter Urtext Orchestral catalogue.