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Title La Valse
Poème Chorégraphique
Composer Ravel
Arranger Braak, vd
Duration 13:00
Grade
CD -
Series Orchestral 
Instrumentation Symphonic Band 
Number BM503
Price set (score+parts) € 175,00 Add to cart 
Price score € 45,00 Add to cart 
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'La valse, poème chorégraphique pour orchestre', is written by Maurice Ravel from February 1919 until 1920. It was conceived as a ballet but is now more often heard as a concert work. The work has been described as a tribute to the waltz. Ravel himself described 'La Valse' with the following preface to the score:

"Through whirling clouds, waltzing couples may be faintly distinguished. The clouds gradually scatter: one sees at letter A an immense hall peopled with a whirling crowd. The scene is gradually illuminated. The light of the chandeliers bursts forth at the fortissimo letter B. Set in an imperial court, about 1855"

 
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