Fauré, Gabriel: Pavane, op. 50 (Version for Piano)
Fauré’s “Pavane” was composed for orchestra in 1887, followed by a version for chorus and orchestra in that same year. Three decades later Serge Diaghilev had it choreographed for his Ballets russes – a sign of its great popularity. “Pavane” exudes the spirit of Paris’s fêtes galantes at the turn of the century. A version for solo piano appeared in 1889; it was most likely prepared by Fauré himself, who performed it several times and even recorded it for player piano.
Our Urtext edition is based on the musical text from “Gabriel Fauré Œuvres complètes”. The editor has drawn in particular on the original solo piano print while also consulting the autograph of the orchestral version and Fauré’s second recording of the piano version. Elegant engraving and practical page-turns invite players to study this popular piece.
- Urtext edition based on the “Gabriel Fauré Œuvres complètes”
- Musical text at the cutting edge of scholarship incorporating all the sources, including Fauré’s recordings
- Informative introduction, notes on performance (Fr/Eng/Ger) and Critical Commentary (Eng)