Maurice Ravel

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Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 - December 28, 1937) was a French composer known especially for his melodies, orchestral and instrumental textures and effects. Along with Claude Debussy, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music. Much of his piano music, chamber music, vocal music and orchestral music has entered the standard concert repertoire.

Ravel's piano compositions, such as Jeux d'eau, Miroirs, Le tombeau de Couperin and Gaspard de la nuit, demand considerable virtuosity from the performer, and his orchestral music, including Daphnis et Chloé and his arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, use a variety of sound and instrumentation. Ravel is perhaps known best for his orchestral work Boléro (1928), which he considered trivial and once described as "a piece for orchestra without music".

According to Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique, Ravel's estate had earned more royalties than that of any other French composer.

Song Cycles, Symphonies, Collections etc.

Chansons madécasses (Songs of Madagascar)

  • no. 2. Aoua! (Ravel)(Text: Évariste Desiré de Forges, vicomte de Parny)

Cinq mélodies populaires grecques (Five Popular Greek Melodies)

Deux mélodies hébraïques

  • no. 1. Kaddish (Ravel)(Text: Bible or other Sacred Texts after Bible or other Sacred Texts)

Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

Douze chants avec accompagnement de piano [collection]

Épigrammes de Clément Marot (Epigrams of Clement Marot)

Histoires naturelles

Quatre chanson populaires (Four popular songs)

Shéhérazade (Scheherezade)

Trois chansons

Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé


VOCAL WORKS: ALPHABETICAL ORDER (BY TITLE)


A

  • Aoua! (Ravel) (in Chansons madécasses) (Text: Évariste Desiré de Forges, vicomte de Parny)
  • Asie (Ravel) (in Shéhérazade) (Text: Arthur Justin Léon Leclère)


B


C


D


F


I

  • Il est doux (Ravel) (in Chansons madécasses) (Text: Évariste Desiré de Forges, vicomte de Parny)


K

  • Kaddish (Ravel) (in Deux mélodies hébraïques) (Text: Bible or other Sacred Texts after Bible or other Sacred Texts)


L


M


N

  • Nahandove (Ravel) (in Chansons madécasses) (Text: Évariste Desiré de Forges, vicomte de Parny)


P


Q


R


S

  • Soupir (Ravel) (in Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé) (Text: Stéphane Mallarmé)


T

  • Tout gai! (Ravel) (in Cinq mélodies populaires grecques) (Text: Michel Dimitri Calvocoressi)


U