With the premiere in 1908 of Rapsodie Espagnole, Ravel’s first entirely orchestral composition, the French composer achieved renown as a highly original and imaginative composer. In 1911 he recast the Mother Goose Suite, his extremely successful work for piano four-hands as an orchestral work. Based on five fairy tales, among them 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Tom Thumb' and 'Beauty and the Beast', this collection continues to enchant listeners of all ages with its variety of moods. After a decade after its initial appearance as a piano work, Ravel transcribed his evocative Pavane For A Dead Princess for orchestra, now one of his best-known and most frequently performed compositions. These three rich orchestral settings are presented in full score in this authoritative edition.