Author:Maurice Ravel

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Maurice Ravel

French composer of Impressionist music known especially for his melodies, orchestral and instrumental textures and effects. Much of his piano music, chamber music, vocal music and orchestral music has entered the standard concert repertoire

Maurice Ravel


  • Menuet antique (piano, 1895, orchestrated in 1929)
  • Shéhérazade (ouverture de féerie) (1897)
  • Pavane pour une infante défunte ("Pavane for a dead infanta") (piano 1899, orchestra 1910)
  • Jeux d'eau (piano, 1901)
  • String Quartet in F major (1903)
  • Shéhérazade (orchestral song cycle, 1903) Setting poems by his friend Tristan Klingsor Sonatina (piano, 1903-1905)
  • Introduction and allegro (pedal harp, flute, clarinet, string quartet, 1905)
  • Miroirs ("Reflections"): Noctuelles ("Night moths"), Oiseaux tristes ("Lost birds"), Alborado del Gracioso ("Dawn song of the jester"), Une barque sur l'océan ("A boat on the ocean"), La vallée des cloches ("Valley of the bells") (piano 1905)
    • III. Une barque sur l'océan (orchestra 1906)
    • IV. Alborado del gracioso (orchestra 1918)
  • Histoires naturelles ("Tales from nature") (song cycle for voice and piano, text by Renaldo Hahn, 1906)
  • Rapsodie espagnole ("Spanish Rhapsody") (orchestra, 1907)
  • L'heure espagnole ("The Spanish Hour") (opera, 1907–1909)
  • Gaspard de la nuit ("Demons of the night") (piano, 1908)
  • Ma Mère l'Oye ("Mother Goose") (piano duet 1908–1910, ballet 1911)
  • Daphnis et Chloé ("Daphnis and Chloé") (ballet, 1909–1912)
  • Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, (voice, piano, flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet and string quartet, 1913)
  • Valses nobles et sentimentales ("Noble and Sentimental Waltzes") (piano 1911, orchestra 1912)
  • Piano Trio in A minor (1914)
  • Le Tombeau de Couperin ("Tombeau for Couperin"): I. Prelude, II. Fugue, III. Forlane, IV. Rigaudon, V. Minuet, VI. Toccata (piano 1914–1917), (I, III, IV and V, orchestra 1919)
  • Sonata for Violin and Cello
  • Sonata for Violin and Piano
  • La Valse (choreographic poem, 1906–1914 and 1919–1920)
  • Chansons Madécasses ("Songs of Madagascar") (voice, flute, cello and piano, text by Evariste Parny, 1926)
  • L'enfant et les sortilèges ("The bewitched child", lyric fantasy, 1920–1925, libretto by Colette 1917)
  • Tzigane (violin and piano, 1924)
  • Boléro (ballet, 1928)
  • Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D (1929–1930) Composed for pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm in WWI. Wittgenstein was the brother of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.
  • Piano Concerto in G (1929–1931)
  • Don Quichotte à Dulcinée ("Serenade of Don Quixote to Dulcinea") (voice and piano, 1932–1933)

Works about Ravel[edit]

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.

This author died in 1937, so works by this author are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 85 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

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