M. Ravel, Ma mère l'oye (Mother Goose Suite)
Maurice Ravel was a French pianist, composer and conductor. This piece was originally written as a duet on two pianos but has also been transcribed for orchestra. Both versions are included below. This piece consists of five movements:
I. Pavane of Sleeping Beauty
II. Little Tom Thumb / Hop o' My Thumb (2:00)
III. Little Ugly Girl, Empress of the Pagodas (5:40)
IV. Conversation of Beauty and the Beast (9:25)
V. The Fairy Garden (13:50)
- Can you identify the type of scale being used in the 3rd movement? Can you play it on the piano?
- Share your thoughts about one movement of your choice.