Iberia y Francia

Iberia y Francia

Imogen Cooper

Editor's Choice

Fond of dance forms and exploring the folk music heritage of many cultures, Ravel worked his interest in the customs of Spanish royalty into 1899's 'Pavane pour une infante défunte'. Conjuring images of a young noblewoman dancing at a Renaissance-era court, the piece was not based on any real princess but was dedicated to one, his patron, the Princesse de Polignac. Ravel favoured a very slow tempo for this work, and would surely approve of Imogen Cooper's 2019 recording, which lasts 45 seconds longer than Ravel's own 1922 piano roll recording. read more


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    30 August 2019