List of compositions by Maurice Ravel

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This is a list of compositions by Maurice Ravel. The compositions are arranged by the catalogue numbers which were assigned by the musicologist Marcel Marnat according to their dates of composition.

By catalogue number[edit]

  • 1, Piano Sonata movement (1888), lost
  • 2, Variations on a Theme of Grieg (Death of Åse) for piano (1888)
  • 3, Variations on a Theme of Schumann (Choral "Freu dich, o meine Seele" from Album for the Young, Op. 68) for piano (1888)
  • 4, Ballade de la reine morte d'aimer, song with piano after Roland de Marès (1893)
  • 5, Sérénade grotesque for piano (1892–93)
  • 6, Un grand sommeil noir, song for deep voice and piano after Paul Verlaine (1895)
  • 7, Menuet antique for piano (1895), orchestra (1929)
  • 8, Habanera for two pianos (1895)
  • 9, Sainte, song with piano after Stéphane Mallarmé (1896)
  • 10, D'Anne jouant l'espinette, song with harpsichord or piano after Clément Marot (1896)
  • 11, La parade for piano (1896)
  • 12, Sonate # 1 pour piano et violon, Violin Sonata No. 1 (1897, posthume, one-movement)
    • Allegro
  • 13, Entre cloches for two pianos (1897)
  • 14, Valse in D for piano (1898)
  • 15, Chanson de rouet, song with piano after Leconte de Lisle (1898)
  • 16, Si morne!, song with piano after Émile Verhaeren (1898)
  • 17, Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie for orchestra (1898)
  • 18, Olympia, opera after E. T. A. Hoffmann's The Sandman (1898–99), sketches destroyed except for a Symphonie horlogère incorporated into the opening of no. 52 L'heure espagnole
  • 19, Pavane pour une infante défunte for piano (1899), orchestra (1910)
  • 20, Fugue for piano (1899), lost
  • 21, D'Anne qui me jecta de la neige, song with piano after Clément Marot (1899)
  • 22, Callirhoe, cantata (1900), partially lost
  • 23, Fugue in D for piano (1900)
  • 24, Fugue à quatre voix on a theme of Reber in F for piano (1900)
  • 25, Les Bayadères for soprano, mixed choir, and orchestra (1900)
  • 26, Prélude and Fugue for piano (1900)
  • 27, Fugue in F for piano (1900)
  • 28, Tout est lumière for soprano, mixed choir, and orchestra (1900)
  • 29, Myrrha, cantata for soprano, tenor, baritone, and orchestra (1901)
  • 30, Jeux d'eau for piano (1901)
  • 31, Semiramis, cantata (1902), partially lost
  • 32, Fugue in B flat for piano (1902)
  • 33, La nuit for soprano, mixed choir, and orchestra (1902)
  • 34, Alcyone for soprano, alto, tenor, and orchestra (1902)
  • 35, String Quartet in F (1902–03)
    • Allegro moderato, tres doux
    • Assez vif, très rythmé
    • Très lent
    • Vif et agité
  • 36, Fugue in E minor for piano (1903)
  • 37, Matinée en Provence for soprano, mixed choir, and orchestra (1903)
  • 38, Alyssa, cantata for soprano, tenor, baritone, and orchestra (1903)
  • 39, Manteau des fleurs, song with piano after Paul Gravollet (1903)
  • 40, Sonatine for piano (1903–05)
    • Modéré
    • Mouvement de menuet
    • Animé
  • 41, Shéhérazade, song cycle for soprano or tenor, and orchestra, after Tristan Klingsor (1903)
    • Asie
    • La flûte enchantée
    • L'indifférent
  • 42, Menuet in C sharp minor for piano (1904)
  • 43, Miroirs for piano (1904–05)
    • Noctuelles
    • Oiseaux tristes
    • Une barque sur l'océan (orchestrated 1906)
    • Alborada del gracioso (orchestrated 1918)
    • La vallée des cloches
  • 44, Fugue in C for piano (1905)
  • 45, L'aurore, for tenor, mixed choir, and orchestra (1905)
  • 46, Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet, and string quartet (1905)
  • 47, Noël des jouets ("The Toys' Christmas"), song with piano (1905) and with orchestra (1906)
  • 48, Les grands vents venus d'outre-mer, song with piano after Henri de Régnier (1906)
  • 49, La cloche engloutie, planned opera (1906–12), destroyed by Ravel
  • 50, Histoires naturelles, song cycle for medium voice and piano after Jules Renard (1906)
    • Le paon
    • Le grillon
    • Le cygne
    • Le martin-pêcheur
    • La pintade
  • 51, Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera, song for deep voice and piano (1907)
  • 52, L'heure espagnole, opera with libretto by Franc-Nohain (1907)
  • 53, Sur l'herbe, song with piano after Paul Verlaine (1907)
  • 54, Rapsodie espagnole for orchestra (1907)
    • Prélude à la nuit
    • Malagueña
    • Habanera (orch. version of the 1895 Habanera for two pianos)
    • Feria
  • 55, Gaspard de la nuit for piano after Aloysius Bertrand (1908)
    • Ondine
    • Le gibet
    • Scarbo
  • 56, Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant for piano four hands, inspired by Charles Perrault (1908)
  • 57, Daphnis et Chloé, ballet (1909–12)
  • 57a, Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 1 for orchestra (1911)
    • Nocturne avec choeur a capella ou orchestration seulement
    • Interlude
    • Danse guerrière
  • 57b, Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 for orchestra (1912)
    • Lever du jour
    • Pantomime
    • Danse générale
  • 57c, Danse gracieuse de Daphnis, suite for piano (1913)
    • Nocturne
    • Interlude et Danse guerrière
    • Scène de Daphnis et Chloé
  • 58, Menuet sur le nom de Haydn for piano (1909)
  • 59, Saint François d'Assise for soloists, choir, and orchestra (1909–10), lost
  • 60, Ma mère l'oye, pieces for piano four hands after the tales of Perrault and Madame d'Aulnoy (1908–10), orchestrated (1911)
    • 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
  • 61, Valses nobles et sentimentales for piano (1911), orchestra (1912)
  • 62, Ma mère l'oye, ballet orchestrated from suite of piano duets no. 60 (1911–12) with two pieces added
  • 63, À la manière de... for piano (1912–13)
  • 64, Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, song cycle for voice and ensemble; also transcribed for voice and piano (1913)
    • Soupir
    • Placet futile
    • Surgi de la croupe et du bond
  • 65, Prélude for piano (1913)
  • 66, Zaspiak-Bat, sketches on Basque themes for piano and orchestra (1913–14)
  • 67, Piano Trio in A minor (1914)
    • Modéré
    • Pantoum. Assez vif
    • Passacaille. Très large
    • Final. Animé
  • 68, Le tombeau de Couperin for piano (1914–17)
    • Prélude
    • Fugue
    • Forlane
    • Rigaudon
    • Menuet
    • Toccata
  • 68a, Le tombeau de Couperin, orchestration of selected pieces from no. 68 (1919)
    • Prélude
    • Forlane
    • Menuet
    • Rigaudon
  • 69, Three Songs for Unaccompanied Mixed Choir, lyrics by Ravel (1914–15), also transcribed for medium voice and piano (1915)
    • Nicolette
    • Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis
    • Ronde
  • 70, Frontispice for two pianos, five hands (1918)
  • 71, L'enfant et les sortilèges, lyric fantasy after Colette with 21 roles for sopranos, mezzos, tenors, and basses, mixed and children's choirs, and orchestra
  • 72, La valse, choreographic poem for orchestra (1919–20)
  • 73, Sonate pour violon et violoncelle, Sonata for violin and cello (1920–22)
    • Allegro (la mineur)
    • Très vif (la mineur)
    • Lent (la mineur)
    • Vif, avec entrain (do majeur)
  • 74, Berceuse sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré for violin and piano (1922)
  • 75, Ronsard à son âme, song with piano after a douzain by Pierre de Ronsard (1923–24), orchestrated (1935)
  • 76, Tzigane, rhapsody for violin and piano/orchestra (1924)
  • 77, Sonate # 2 pour violon et piano, Violin Sonata No. 2 (1923–27)
    • Allegretto (sol majeur)
    • Blues. Moderato (la bémol majeur)
    • Perpetuum mobile. Allegro (sol majeur)
  • 78, Chansons madécasses, song cycle for soprano, flute, cello, and piano after Evariste-Désiré Parny de Forges (1925–26)
    • Nahandove
    • Aoua
    • Il est doux
  • 79, Rêves, song with piano after Léon-Paul Fargue (1927)
  • 80, Fanfare (1927; he was one of the ten French composers who each contributed a dance for the children's ballet L'éventail de Jeanne).
  • 81, Boléro, ballet (1928), transcribed for piano four hands (1929)
  • 82, Piano Concerto in D for the Left Hand (1929–30)
  • 83, Piano Concerto in G (1929–31)
  • 84, Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, song cycle for baritone and orchestra after Paul Morand (1932–33)
    • Chanson romanesque
    • Chanson épique
    • Chanson à boire
  • 85, Morgiane, oratorio-ballet for soloists, choir, and orchestra (1932), sketches only

By genre[edit]

Stage[edit]

  • 18, Olympia, opera after E. T. A. Hoffmann's The Sandman (1898–99), sketches destroyed except for a Symphonie horlogère incorporated into the opening of L'heure espagnole
  • 49, La cloche engloutie, planned opera (1906–12), destroyed by Ravel
  • 52, L'heure espagnole, opera with libretto by Franc-Nohain (1907)
  • 57, Daphnis et Chloé, ballet (1909–12)
  • 62, Ma mère l'oye, ballet expanded from orchestral suite no. 60 (1911–12), with two pieces and interludes added
  • 71, L'enfant et les sortilèges, lyric fantasy after Colette with 21 roles for sopranos, mezzos, tenors, and basses, mixed and children's choirs, and orchestra
  • 80, Fanfare, from the collaborative ballet L'éventail de Jeanne (1927)
  • 85, Morgiane, oratorio-ballet for soloists, choir, and orchestra (1932), sketches only

Orchestral[edit]

  • 7, Menuet antique for orchestra (1929)
  • 17, Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie for orchestra (1898)
  • 19, Pavane pour une infante défunte for orchestra (1910)
  • 43a, Miroirs, orchestration of selected pieces from no. 43
    • Une barque sur l'océan (orchestrated 1906)
    • Alborada del gracioso (orchestrated 1918)
  • 54, Rapsodie espagnole for orchestra (1907)
    • Prélude à la nuit
    • Malaguena
    • Habanera (orch. version of the 1895 Habanera for two pianos)
    • Feria
  • 57a, Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 1 for orchestra (1911)
    • Nocturne avec choeur a capella ou orchestration seulement
    • Interlude
    • Danse guerrière
  • 57b, Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 for orchestra (1912)
    • Lever du jour
    • Pantomime
    • Danse générale
  • 60, Ma mère l'oye (Mother Goose), after the tales of Perrault and Mme. d'Aulnoy, orchestral version (1911)
    • 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
  • 61, Valses nobles et sentimentales for orchestra (1912)
  • 68a, Le tombeau de Couperin, orchestration of selected pieces from no. 68 (1919)
    • Prélude
    • Forlane
    • Menuet
    • Rigaudon
  • 72, La valse, choreographic poem for orchestra (1919–20)
  • Pictures at an Exhibition, orchestration of Mussorgsky's piano suite (1922)
  • 81, Boléro for orchestra (1928)

Concertante[edit]

Vocal orchestral[edit]

  • 22, Callirhoe, cantata (1900), partially lost
  • 25, Les Bayadères for soprano, mixed choir, and orchestra (1900)
  • 28, Tout est lumière for soprano, mixed choir, and orchestra (1900)
  • 29, Myrrha, cantata for soprano, tenor, baritone, and orchestra (1901)
  • 31, Semiramis, cantata (1902), partially lost
  • 33, La nuit for soprano, mixed choir, and orchestra (1902)
  • 34, Alcyone for soprano, alto, tenor, and orchestra (1902)
  • 37, Matinée en Provence for soprano, mixed choir, and orchestra (1903)
  • 38, Alyssa, cantata for soprano, tenor, baritone, and orchestra (1903)
  • 41, Shéhérazade, song cycle for soprano or tenor, and orchestra, after Tristan Klingsor (1903)
    • Asie
    • La flûte enchantée
    • L'indifférent
  • 45, L'aurore, for tenor, mixed choir, and orchestra (1905)
  • 47, Noël des jouets, song with orchestra (1906)
  • 59, Saint François d'Assise for soloists, choir, and orchestra (1909–10), lost
  • 75, Ronsard à son âme, after Douzain de Ronsard, orchestral version (1935)
  • 84, Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, song cycle for baritone and orchestra after Paul Morand (1932–33)
    • Chanson romanesque
    • Chanson épique
    • Chanson à boire

Chamber[edit]

Piano(s)[edit]

Vocal instrumental[edit]

  • 4, Ballade de la reine morte d'aimer, song with piano after Roland de Marès (1893)
  • 6, Un grand sommeil noir, song for deep voice and piano after Paul Verlaine (1895)
  • 9, Sainte, song with piano after Stéphane Mallarmé (1896)
  • 10, D'Anne jouant l'espinette, song with harpsichord or piano after Clément Marot (1896)
  • 15, Chanson de rouet, song with piano after Leconte de Lisle (1898)
  • 16, Si morne!, song with piano after Émile Verhaeren (1898)
  • 21, D'Anne qui me jecta de la neige, song with piano after Clément Marot (1899)
  • 39, Manteau des fleurs, song with piano after Paul Gravollet (1903)
  • 47, Noël des jouets, song with piano (1905)
  • 48, Les grands vents venus d'outre-mer, song with piano after Henri de Régnier (1906)
  • 50, Histoires naturelles, song cycle for medium voice and piano after Jules Renard (1906)
    • Le paon
    • Le grillon
    • Le cygne
    • Le martin-pêcheur
    • La pintade
  • A9, A10, A4, A5, A11, Cinq mélodies populaires grecques, for voice and piano (1904–06)
    • Chanson de la mariée: Réveille-toi, perdrix mignonne
    • Là-bas, vers l'église
    • Quel galant m'est comparable
    • Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques: O joie de mon âme
    • Tout gai!
  • 51, Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera, song for deep voice and piano (1907)
  • 53, Sur l'herbe, song with piano after Paul Verlaine (1907)
  • A12, Chanson écossaise: Vallons, côtaux du fleuve ami, for voice and piano (1909)
  • A17, Chants populaires, for voice and piano setting anonymous texts in French translation (1910)
    • Chanson espagnole: Adieu, va mon homme
    • Chanson française: Jeanneton où irons-nous garder
    • Chanson italienne: Penchée à ma fenêtre
    • Chanson hébraique: Mayerke, mon fils
  • 64, Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, song cycle for voice and piccolo, two flutes, clarinets, basset clarinet, two violins, viola, cello, and piano (1913), also transcribed for voice and piano (1913)
    • Soupir
    • Placet futile
    • Surgi de la croupe et du bond
  • A22, Deux mélodies hébraiques, for voice and piano (1914)
    • Kaddich: Que ta gloire, ô Roi des rois
    • L'énigme éternelle: Monde tu nous interroges
  • 69, Three Songs, lyrics by Ravel (1914–15), originally for unaccompanied mixed choir, transcribed for medium voice and piano (1915)
    • Nicolette
    • Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis
    • Ronde
  • 75, Ronsard à son âme, song with piano after Douzain de Ronsard (1923–24)
  • 78, Chansons madécasses, song cycle for soprano, flute, cello, and piano after Evariste-Désiré Parny de Forges (1925–26)
    • Nahandove
    • Aoua
    • Il est doux
  • 79, Rêves, song with piano after Léon-Paul Fargue (1927)

Choral[edit]

  • 69, Three Songs for Unaccompanied Mixed Choir, lyrics by Ravel (1914–15)
    • Nicolette
    • Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis
    • Ronde

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