Morton Gould, composer
Pavanne was composed by Morton Gould in 1938.
Writing about this work, Frederick Fennell said,
"Morton Gould is an American treasure.
I have always believed that it was his early work as a conductor
(The Cresta-Blanca Carnival on WOR Radio) that convinced him that he could
do it all.
To stand in front of an orchestra that can play anything is a gift rarely
given to a composer.
The ideas which became his American Symphonette #2 were filtered through
a great brain and a warm heart.
Pavanne, the second movement, is a masterwork of restraint and
contrast, a microcosm of the easy laid back style."