Ravel’s “Valses nobles et sentimentales” created a stir when they were anonymously premiered in Paris’s Société nationale indépendante in 1911: many listeners thought they were by Satie, or even Kodály!

For our new Urtext edition of this work, the famed musicologist Nicolas Southon, a co-editor of the “Œuvres Complètes de Gabriel Fauré”, has examined a large body of sources to present a musical text with many new readings.

The edition contains fingering and performance notes by the French pianist Alexandre Tharaud, one of today’s leading interpreters of Ravel’s music. Commentaries by pianists closely associated with Ravel, such as Lucian Garban, Vlado Perlemuter, Robert Casadesus and Jacques Février are also included.

• Detailed trilingual preface (Fr/Eng/Ger) and Critical Commentary (Eng)
• Optimum page turns
• Includes a glossary (Fr/Ger/Eng)