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Maurice Ravel (1875—1937) French composer

Bronislava Nijinska (1891—1972)


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Ballet in 1 act by Ravel, choreog. Nijinskaya, comp. for Ida Rubinstein in 1928 (prod. Paris Opéra, Nov. 1928). Mus. consists of repetition of theme, in C major almost throughout, in unvarying rhythm and gradual crescendo. Its immense popularity made Ravel world‐famous. Later also choreog. Lifar (1941), Béjart (1961), and others.

Subjects: Music — Dance.

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