SiccasGuitars Films (May 2, 2023) – Entos Guitar Quartet play Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel as part of our Siccas Media program.
Guitarists: Dante Bignoli, Tarcisia Bonacina, Davide Crenna, Gianluigi Ubezio
To compose this piece in 1899, Maurice Ravel was inspired by the Princess of Polignac. The title refers to Ravel’s idea of describing “a pavana that a little princess may have danced in the old times at the Spanish court”. But It is also said that Ravel chose the title because he was fascinated by the sound of its pronunciation.
The piece is original for piano but the composer made an orchestral version too. We present our own transcription for guitar quartet, performed at the “Salone dell’Arengo” (Novara), a magical hall dating back to the 12th century. We hope you like It.