Piano Music - Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel


1875 - 1937
Maurice Ravel was a French composer, pianist and conductor.



📖 "The only love affair I have ever had was with music."


📖 "Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second."


📖 "We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work of art."


📖 "My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation."


📖 "I am not one of the great composers. All the great have produced enormously. There is everything in their work - the best and the worst, but there is always quantity. But I have written relatively little."


📖 "I did my work slowly, drop by drop. I tore it out of me by pieces."


📖 "Remember that I wrote a pavane for a dead princess, and not a dead pavane for a princess!"


📖 "For Debussy the musician and the man I have had profound admiration, but by nature I'm different from him. I think I have always personally followed a direction opposed to that of the symbolism of Debussy."


📖 "I begin by considering an effect."


📖 "I think and feel in sounds."
Quoted in Renard's Journal (1907)

Quotes by Maurice Ravel










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👉 Gaspard de la nuit (1908)

👉 Jeux d'eau (1901)

👉 Ma mère l'Oye (suite) (1908)

👉 Miroirs (1904-05)

👉 Pavane pour une infante défunte (1899)

👉 Sonatine (1903-05)

👉 Le tombeau de Couperin (1914-17)

👉 La valse (1919-20)

👉 Valses nobles et sentimentales (1911)


Listen to Some Music of Maurice Ravel


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Sonatine 1st and 2nd movement (1913 Welte Mignon recording)



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Pavane pour une infante defunte



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Valses Nobles et Sentimentales (1913 Welte Mignon Recording)



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Oiseaux Tristes (from Miroirs) (Duo-Art piano roll, recorded London, 30 June 1922)



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La vallée des cloches from Miroirs



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Le Gibet (Gaspard de la Nuit)



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Toccata (from Le Tombeau de Couperin)



Ravel - Complete Piano Works
Monique Haas, piano (recorded in 1968 in Paris)
À la manière de Borodine, valse
Jeux d’eau
Menuet sur le nom de Haydn
Menuet Antique
À la manière de.. Emmanuel Chabrier, paraphrase sur un air de Gounod
Prélude
Miroirs
Ma Mère l’Oye, 5 pièces enfantines pour piano à 4 mains
(Deuxième Piano : Ina Marika)
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Le Tombeau de Couperin, suite pour piano
Gaspard de la nuit, 3 poèmes pour piano d’après Aloysius Bertrand
Sonatine
Valses nobles et sentimentales



Piano Music by Maurice Ravel


Sérénade grotesque, c1893

Menuet antique, 1895


Sites auriculaires, 2 pf, 1895–7

Habanera, Entre cloches

Pavane pour une infante défunte, 1899

Jeux d'eau, 1901

Sonatine, 1903–5


Miroirs, 1904–5

Noctuelles, Oiseaux tristes, Une barque sur l'océan, Alborada del gracioso, La vallée des cloches


Gaspard de la nuit, 1908

Ondine, Le gibet, Scarbo


Ma mère l'oye, 4 hands, 1908–10

Pavane de la belle au bois dormant, Petit poucet, Laideronnette, impératrice des pagodes, Les entretiens de la belle et de la bête, Le jardin féerique

Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn, 1909

Valses nobles et sentimentales, 1911

A la manière de … Borodine, 1913

A la manière de … Chabrier, 1913

Prélude, 1913


Le tombeau de Couperin, 1914–17

Prélude, Fugue, Forlane, Rigaudon, Menuet, Toccata

Frontispice, 2 pf 5 hands, 1918

La valse (1920), version for 2 pf (1920) [after orch work]

Bolero, pf 4 hands (1929) [after orch work]





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