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Albert Roussel – Pan Joueurs de Flute

Pan Joueurs de Flute by Albert Roussel Each of the Joueurs de Flute has a mythological theme and the God Pan is this one. Pan was half man and half goat. He wasn’t the most handsome of creatures and was the God of nature. He had a penchant for chasing the nymphs...

Claude Debussy – La Plus que Lente

La Plus que Lente by Claude Debussy La Plus que Lente (the more than slow) waltz by Claude Debussy was written in 1910 after his Preludes book 1. It was originally written for piano but has over the years has been adapted to many instruments and in different keys and...

Francis Poulenc – Hommage a Edith Piaf

Hommage a Edith Piaf by Francis Poulenc The Improvisations are fifteen short works for piano, none lasting more than three and a half minutes, and most not even half that length.But just as historical perspective has recognized the startling originality of Poulenc’s...

Maurice Ravel – Bolero

Bolero by Maurice Revel Before he left for a triumphant tour of North America in January 1928, Maurice Ravel had agreed to write a Spanish-flavoured ballet score for his friend, the Russian dancer and actress Ida Rubinstein (1885-1960). The idea was to create an...

Arabesque No 1 by Claude Debussy

Arabesque No 1  by Claude Debussy Arabesque by Claude Debussy Ms. de la Pejaudie is the last of the four pieces and is dedicated to Gaubert. The first three are themed on mythology like the God Pan. Arabesque in musical terms refers to changes in tempo and highly...

Ms. de la Pejaudie by Albert Roussel

Monsieur de la Pejaudie  by Albert Roussel Monsieur de la Pejaudie by Albert Roussel Ms. de la Pejaudie is the last of the four pieces and is dedicated to Gaubert. The first three are themed on mythology like the God Pan. Ms. de la Pejaudie is the hero of Henri de...