Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a Deceased Infanta) is a piece for solo piano by French composer Maurice Ravel. The piece was composed in 1899 while Ravel was studying composition at the Conservatoire de Paris under Gabriel Fauré. Ravel also published an orchestrated version of the Pavane in 1910, including scores for two flutes, an oboe, two clarinets (in B♭), two bassoons, two horns, harp, and strings. A typical performance of the piece lasts between six and seven minutes. It is widely considered a masterpiece.
Performances & Interviews
- Roger Nichols plays Ravel's Pavanehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01t68tt.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01t68tt.jpg2014-03-03T16:23:00.000ZRavel biographer Roger Nichols plays part of Ravel's Pavane on the composer's own piano.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01t6l0s
Roger Nichols plays Ravel's PavaneRavel biographer Roger Nichols plays part of Ravel's Pavane on the composer's own piano.