Orchestrated in 1910
Includes piano as an alternate for harp
Originally written for solo piano in 1899 when the composer was studying composition with Gabriel Fauré
Ravel described the piece as "an evocation that a little princess might, in former times, have danced at the Spanish court."
It is not meant to pay tribute to any particular princess, although it is dedicated to Ravel's patron the Princess de Polignac
INSTRUMENTATION: 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets in B-flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, harp (or piano), strings