|i.||Pavane de la Belle au Bois Dormant (Pavane of Sleeping Beauty)|
|ii.||Petit Poucet (Hop o' my Thumb)|
|iii.||Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes (Laideronnette, Empress of the Pagodas)|
|iv.||Les Entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête (Conversations of Beauty and the Beast)|
|v.||Le Jardin Féerique (The Fairy Garden)|
RAVEL'S MUSIC is of the most delicate texture, lacework with exquisite thoughts orchestrated as for the little orchestra of ivory instruments imagined by Jules Laforgue. Although to the eye the structure of the score is simple, the performance demands the utmost skill on the part of the players and the finest taste of an imaginative conductor. It would be hard to say which of the five movements is the most beautiful in fancy. The "Pavane" has a subtle, melancholy charm. "Hop o' my Thumb" is curiously rhythmed and strangely effective by means of orchestration. "Laideronnette" in the movement of a march is delightful, and with the movement that follows, in the time of a slow waltz and with a solo for the double bassoon representing the Beast, wins
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Publication information: Book title: Philip Hale's Boston Symphony Programme Notes:Historical, Critical, and Descriptive Comment on Music and Composers. Contributors: John N. Burk - Editor, Philip Hale - Author. Publisher: Doubleday, Doran. Place of publication: Garden City, NY. Publication year: 1935. Page number: 234.
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