Maurice Ravel

Everyone knows Ravel's Bolero, but his talent extended much further than this one popular piece. Some of his output is very Impressionistic, evoking images of mood and places, while others express his love of fairy tales and fantasy. Still others are inspired by his delight in clocks and mechanical toys. Regardless of his theme, Ravel always wrote superbly for the orchestra and piano, using harmonies that were both ravishing and subtle.

Though Maurice Ravel became closely associated with Paris, he was not actually born there. He was born on 7 March, 1875 in Ciboure, France (the heart of Basque country in southwestern France). He was the son of a Franco-Swiss engineer and a Basque mother. The family moved to Paris when he was 3 months old. He began his musical studies at the age of 7, and entered the Paris Conservatoire de Musique at 14. He continued his studies under composer Gabriel Faure in 1897.

Very much the "man about town" he became the darling of Parisian cafe society. He joined a group of like-minded young artists in Paris, whose regular meetings gave them the chance to discuss ideas and collaborate on projects.

As the nineteenth century gave way to the twentieth, Ravel (together with Debussy) created a style of music partly inspired by the Impressionist paintings of Claude Monet. As a result, France became one of the most exciting musical countries in the world.

Then, at about the same time that Debussy died in 1918, Ravel's own styles changed quite dramatically. His music became generally sparer in tone and more abstract in character, much closer to the neo-classical styles of Stravinsky and other composers of the period. Like them, Ravel used early jazz harmonies and rhythms to colour his musical works.Throughout his changing styles, however, Ravel remained a master of orchestral and piano writing, with a harmonic style, or musical language, instantly recognisable as his own.

Stravinsky once described Ravel as "the Swiss watchmaker" of music, because of Ravel's painstaking attention to detail. Ravel himself described a work of art as "a ripened conception where no detail has been left to chance". And so it was that he developed his own method of composing, which was central to his style. He perfected small, self-contained "blocks" of music, then assembled them into larger, more complex structures - much like the many moving parts of a watch. Thus it was that he earned Stravinsky's approval.

In 1921, the French government finally decided to recognise Ravel's achievements by awarding him the much-prized Legion d'Honneur. Unfortunately, the award was announced publicly before Ravel himself had been informed of the decision and he promptly declined to accept it. One honour he did accept, however, was an honorary doctorate from Oxford University in 1931.

Although Ravel travelled abroad in his youth, it was not until he was in his fifties that he ventured across the Atlantic. His four-month tour of the U.S. in 1928 was an enormous success: His numerous concerts and piano recitals received an enthusiastic reception, and he was introduced to celebrities from the worlds of art and show business (including George Gershwin, whose work he much admired). Ravel's trip across America must have been hard work, but in fact he found that it had one unexpected benefit: A long-time insomniac, he confessed that travelling on the long-distance overnight trains gave him the best night's sleep that he'd had since childhood.

Ravel began to show signs of neurological problems in 1927, and over the next few years he suffered from muscle problems and aphasia. He began to show signs of dementia, and a car crash in 1932 worsened those symptoms. Over the next few years, he lost all ability to communicate (either through speech, reading or writing). On 28 December, 1937, the man considered to be one of the most original and influential composers of the twentieth century died in Paris after an unsuccessful brain operation.

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Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
1893 Ballade de la reine morte d'aimer: En Bohème était une reinechant avec piano 3.50 stars 2CD
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Mady Mesple - Soprano
Dalton Baldwin - Piano
1895 Menuet Antique 3.50 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:
Version for piano
In 1929 orchestrated by Ravel

Pascal Rogé - Piano

1895 Un grand sommeil noir 3.50 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:
Un grand sommeil noir pour voix grave avec piano

Texte: Paul Verlaine

Jose van Dam - Baryton
Dalton Baldwin - Piano

1896 Sainte: A la fenetre recélant pour chant avec piano
3.50 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:
Texte: Stéphane Mallarmé

Jose van Dam - Baryton
Dalton Baldwin - Piano

1896 Epigrtammes de Clément Marot 3.50 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:
D'Anne jouant de l'espinette: Lorsque je voy en ordre la brunette

Felicity Lott - Soprano
Dalton Baldwin - Piano

1895-1897 Sites Auriculaires 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Michel Beroff - Piano
Jean-Philippe Collard - Piano
1897 Sonata pour Violon et Piano No 1 3.50 stars CD
Cover Comments:

Chantal Juillet - Violin
Pascal Rogé - Piano

1898 Chanson du rouet 3.50 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:
Texte: Leconte de Lisle

Jessye Norman - Soprano
Dalton Baldwin - Piano

1898 Si morne!: Se replier toujours, sur soi-meme 3.50 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:
Texte: Leconte de Lisle

Jessye Norman - Soprano
Dalton Baldwin - Piano

1899 Shéhérazade, Ouverture de Féerie 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:

London Symphony Orchestra cond. Claudio Abbado

1899 Pavane pour une infante défunte 4.50 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:
Version for piano.
In 1910 orchestrated by Ravel

Pascal Rogé - Piano

1899 Pavane pour une infante défunte 4.00 stars CD
Darius Milhaud - La Création du Monde  [V. Neumann] Comments:

Version for piano

Leo van Doeselaar - Piano
Wyneke Jordans - Piano

1900 Bayadère (Cantate for Prix de Rome participation) 3.50 stars CD
Cover Comments:
Brigitte Desnoues
Choir and Orchestra, Paris Sorbonne Opera cond. Jacques Grimbert
1901 Jeux d'eau 3.50 stars LP
Cover Comments:
Groundbreaking piano-technic

Carol Rosenberger - Piano

1901 Tout est Lumière (Cantate for Prix de Rome participation) 3.50 stars CD
Cover Comments:
Gaele Le Roi
Choir and Orchestra, Paris Sorbonne Opera cond. Jacques Grimbert
1902 La Nuit (Cantate for Prix de Rome participation) 3.50 stars CD
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Geale Le Roi
Choir and Orchestra, Paris Sorbonne Opera cond. Jacques Grimbert
1902-1903 String Quartet 4.50 stars LP
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LaSalle Quartet
1902-1903 String Quartet 5.0 stars CD
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Quartetto Italiano
1902-1903 String Quartet 4.50 stars LP
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Vlach Quartet
1902-1903 String Quartet 4.50 stars CD
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Panocha Quartet
1902-1903 String Quartet 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
First part arranged for four Ondes Martenot

Ensemble dÓndes de Montreal

1903 Shéhérazade 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:
Victoria de los Angeles - Soprano

Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire cond. George Pretre

1903 Shéhérazade 4.00 stars 2CD
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Terese Berganza - Soprano

Orchestre National de Toulouse cond. Michel Plasson

1903 Shéhérazade 4.00 stars CD
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Elly Ameling - Soprano

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra cond. Edo de Waart

1903 Shéhérazade 4.00 stars LP
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Suzanne Danco - Soprano

Suisse Romande Orchestra cond. Ernest Ansermet

1903 Shéhérazade 4.00 stars CD
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Julie Boulianne - Mezzo-Soprano
Nashville Symphony Orchestra cond. Alastair Willis

1903 Shéhérazade 4.00 stars 4 CD
Comments:

Catherine Dubosc - Mezzo Soprano
Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal cond. Charles Dutoit

1903 Shéhérazade 4.00 stars CD
Comments:

Heather Harper - Mezzo Soprano
BBC Symphony Orchestra cond. Pierre Boulez

1903 Matinée de Provence (Cantate for Prix de Rome participation) 3.50 stars CD
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Brigitte Desnoues
Choir and Orchestra, Paris Sorbonne Opera cond. Jacques Grimbert
1903 Manteau de fleurs 3.50 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:
Toutes les fleurs de mon jardin sont roses, chant avec piano

Mady Mesplé - Soprano
Dalton Baldwin - Piano

1904 Miroirs 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:
For piano

Noctuelles
Oiseaux Tristes
Une barque sur l´océan
Alborada del gracioso
La vallée des cloches

Pascal Rogé - Piano

1903-1905 Sonatine pour piano 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:

Pascal Rogé - Piano

1903-1905 Sonatine pour piano 4.00 stars CD
Comments:

Transcription by Ramon Salzedo for Flute, Viola and Harpe

Trio Nobis

1904-1905 Miroirs: Une barque sur l'ocean 4.00 stars 2CD
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London Symphony Orchestra cond. Claudio Abbado

Orchestral version of part three from Miroirs

1904-1905 Miroirs: Une barque sur l'ocean 4.00 stars 4 CD
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Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal cond. Charles Dutoit

Orchestral version of part three from Miroirs

1905 Introduction et allegro 4.00 stars CD
Cover Comments:

Version for Harpe, Flute, Clarinette, Alto and Violoncelle

Osian Ellis - Harpe
Melos Ensemble

1905 Noel des jouets 4.00 stars 2CD
Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concert No 3 Comments:
Le troupeau verni des moutons, chant avec piano

Felicity Lott - Soprano
Orchestre National de Toulouse cond. Michel Plasson

1905 L'Aurore (For Prix de Rome participation) 3.50 stars CD
Cover Comments:
Marc Duguay
Choir and Orchestra, Paris Sorbonne Opera cond. Jacques Grimbert
1904-1906 Cinq Melodies Populaires Grecques 4.00 stars 2CD
Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concert No 3 Comments:
1 Chanson de la mariée
2 La-bas, vers l'église
3 Quel Galant m'est comparable
4 Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
5 Tout gai!

Mady Mesplé - Soprano
Dalton Baldwin - Piano

1904-1906 Cinq Melodies Populaires Grecques 4.00 stars LP
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1 Chanson de la mariée
2 La-bas, vers l'église
3 Quel Galant m'est comparable
4 Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
5 Tout gai!

Victoria de los Angeles - Soprano
Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire cond. George Pretre

1904-1906 Cinq Melodies Populaires Grecques 4.00 stars CD
Comments:

Jose van Dam - Baritonr
Members of BBC Symphony Orchestra cond. Pierre Boulez

1906 Histoires Naturelles 4.00 stars
Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concert No 3 Comments:
Le Paon
Le Grillon
Le Cygne
Le Martin-Pecheur
La Pintade

Gabriel Bacquier - Tenor
Dalton Baldwin - Piano

Orchestration at a later date by Manuel Rosenthal

1906 Les grands vents d'outre-mer 4.00 stars 2CD
Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concert No 3 Comments:

Les grands vents venus d'outre-mer, chant avec piano

Jose van Dam - Baryton
Dalton Baldwin - Piano

1907 L´Heure Espagnole 4.50 stars LP
Comments:
Opera in one act

Opera National de Paris cond. Lorin Maazel

1907 L´Heure Espagnole 4.00 stars DVD
Cover Comments:

Synopsis:

L'Heure Espagnole means not only 'the Spanish clock' but also 'the Spanish hour'; every Thursday at the same time, the clockmaker Torquemada has an appointment to wind and regulate the town clocks, thus leaving his wife alone in the house for an hour... The Spanish adventure is set in a Toledo square, over which towers the baroque façade of the town hall where Torquemada winds and minds the clocks. Maurice Sendak's delightfully animated set comprises a huge baroque façade complete with working clocks and carved emblems.

Solists
Glydebourne Festival Choir
London Philharmonic cond. Simon Rattle

Includes L'Enfant et les Sortilèges

1907 L´Heure Espagnole 4.00 stars DVD
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Solists
Orchestra and Chorus of the Opera national de Lyon cond. Louis Langree, conductor

1907 Piece en forme de Habanera 4.00 stars CD
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Chantal Juillet - Violin
Pascal Rogé - Piano

1907 Vocalise-etude en forme de habanera
4.00 stars 2CD
Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concert No 3 Comments:

Teresa Berganza - Mezzo Soprano
Dalton Baldwin - Piano

1907 Sur l'herbe 4.00 stars 2CD
Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concert No 3 Comments:

Sur l'herbe: L'abbé divague. Et toi, marquis, chant avec piano
Texte: Paul Verlaine

Gabriel Bacquier - Tenor
Dalton Baldwin - Piano

1908 Rapsodie Espagnole 4.00 stars LP
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Suisse Romande Orchestra cond. Ernest Ansermet
1908 Rapsodie Espagnole 4.00 stars 4 CD
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Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal cond. Charles Dutoit
1908 Rhapsody Espagnole 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
London Symphony Orchestra cond. Pierre Monteux
1908 Rapsodie Espagnole 4.00 stars 2 CD
Cover Comments:

London Symphony Orchestra cond. Claudio Abbado

1908 Rapsodie Espagnole 4.00 stars CD
Comments:

Hallé Orchestra cond. Sir John Barbirolli

1908 Rapsodie Espagnole 4.00 stars DVD-R
Comments:

BBC Philharmonic cond. Juanjo Mena

Recorded from BBC Proms 2015

1907 Rapsodie Espagnole for 2 pianos 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Michel Beroff - Piano
Jean-Philippe Collard - Piano
1908 Ma mère l'oye 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:
For Piano quatre mains, in 1911 orchestrated by Ravel

Walter Klien, Beatriz Klien - Piano

1908 Ma mère l'oye 4.00  stars CD
Comments:
Michel Beroff - Piano
Jean-Philippe Collard - Piano
1908 Ma mère l'oye 4.00  stars 6 CD
Comments:
Martha Argerich - Piano
Alexander Mogilewsky - Piano
1908 Gaspard de la Nuit 5.0 stars CD
Comments:
After poems by Aloysius Bertrand

Ondine
Le Gibet
Scarbo

Martha Argerich - Piano

1908 Gaspard de la Nuit 4.50 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:
Ondine
Le Gibet
Scarbo

Pascal Rogé - Piano

1908 Ondine (From Gaspard de la Nuit) 4.00 stars LP
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Carol Rosenberger - Piano
1909 Tripatos 3.50 stars
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Mady Mesplé - Soprano
Dalton Baldwin - Piano

1910 Pavane pour une infante défunte 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:

Orchestrated Version of the piano piece

Suisse Romande Orchestra cond. Ernest Ansermet

1910 Pavane pour une infante défunte 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:

Orchestrated Version

London Symphony Orchestra cond. Claudio Abbado

1910 Pavane pour une infante défunte 4.50 stars CD
Cover Comments:

Orchestrated Version

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

1910 Pavane pour une infante défunte 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:

Orchestrated Version

Suisse Romande Orchestra cond. Ernest Ansermet

1910 Pavane pour une infante défunte 4.50 stars CD
Comments:
Orchestral Version

London Symphony Orchestra cond. Pierre Monteux

1910 Pavane pour une infante défunte 4.00 stars 4 CD
Comments:
Orchestral Version

Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal cond. Charles Dutoit

1910 Chants populaires 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:

Chanson espagnole (en galicien): Adios men homino / Adieu, va mon homme

Chanson francaise (en limousin): Janeta ount anirem gardar / Jeanneton ou irons-nous garder

Chanson italienne: M'affaccio la finestra / Penchée a  ma fenetre

Chanson hébraique (en yiddish et en hébreu): Mejerke, main Suhn / Mayerke, mon fils

Chanson Ecossaise

(A Dutch (Flemish) and Russian song are also mentioned but not included on this recording)

Jose van Dam - Baryton
Gabriel Bacquier - Tenor
Mady Misplé - Soprano
Felicity Lott - Soprano
Dalton Baldwin - Piano

1911 Ma mère l'oye 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:

Orchestrated Version, original is for piano quatre mains

London Symphony Orchestra cond. Pierre Monteux

1911 Ma mére l'oye 4.00 stars CD
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Italian RAI orchestra conducted by Peter Maag

1911 Ma mère l'oye 4.00 stars CD
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Berliner Philharmoniker cond. Simon Rattle

1911 Ma mere l'oye 4.00 stars 7 CD
Comments:
Boston Symphony Orchestra cond. Bernard Haitink
1908 Ma mère l'oye 4.00  stars CD
Cover Comments:
London Symphony Orchestra cond. Andre Previn
1908 Ma mère l'oye 4.00  stars 4 CD
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Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal cond. Charles Dutoit

1909-1912 Daphnis et Chloé (Complete) 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:
Ballet, with the original choir, which Diagilev did not like.

Choir Radio Romande
Suisse Romande Orchestra cond. Ernest Ansermet

1909-1912 Daphnis et Chloé (Complete) 5.00 stars SACD
Comments:
Ballet, with the original choir, which Diagilev did not like.

Boston Symphony Orchestra ,
New England Conservatory Chorus cond. Charles Munch

1909-1912 Daphnis et Chloé (Complete) 4.50 stars CD
Comments:
London Symphony Orchestra cond. Pierre Monteux
1909-1912 Daphnis et Chloé (Complete) 4.00 stars 4 CD
Comments:
Choeur de l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal
Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal cond. Charles Dutoit
1910-1912 Daphnis et Chloé (Complete) for Solo Piano 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Piano Version by Ravel himself

Claire-Marie Le Guay - Piano

1910-1912 Daphnis et Chloé 4.00 stars DVD-R
Comments:

Choreographed by JC Maillot

The Monte Carlo Ballet
Monte Carlo Opera House
The Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Nicolas Brochot.

Recorded from Mezzo

1911 Valses nobles et sentimentales 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:

Pascal Rogé - Piano

1911 Valses nobles et sentimentales 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:

London Symphony Orchestra cond. Claudio Abbado

1911-1912 Valses nobles et sentimentales 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:

Orchestrated Version

Suisse Romande Orchestra cond. Ernest Ansermet

1911-1912 Valses nobles et sentimentales 4.00 stars CD
Cover Comments:

Orchestrated Version

Cleveland Orchestra cond. Pierre Boulez

1911-1912 Valses nobles et sentimentales 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:

Orchestrated version

Detroit Symphony Orchestra cond. Paul Paray

1911-1912 Valses nobles et sentimentales 4.00 stars 4 CD
Cover Comments:

Orchestrated version

Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal cond. Charles Dutoit

1912-1913 A la manière de Borodin / Chabrier 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:

Pastiches suggested by Alfredo Casella

Pascal Rogé - Piano

1913 Daphnis et Chloé Suite No 2 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:

Suisse Romande Orchestra cond. Ernest Ansermet

1913 Daphnis et Chloé Suite No 2 4.00 stars BD-R
Comments:

London Symphony Orchestra cond. Simon Rattle

Recorded from Mezzo TV

1913 Daphnis et Chloé Suite No 2 4.00 stars 2CD
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New England Conservatory Chorus
Boston Symphony Orchestra cond. Claudio Abbado

1913 Daphnis et Chloé Suite No 2 4.00 stars CD
Comments:

Hallé Orchestra cond. Sir John Barbirolli

1913 Daphnis et Chloé Suite No 2 4.00 stars CD
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Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris cond. Pierre-Michel Le Conte

1913 Sonate in A minor 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:

Pascal Rogé - Piano

1913 Trois poèmes de Stèphane Mallarmé 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:

For "voix moyenne" and small ensenble:
2 flutes, clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello and piano

Felicity Lott - Soprano
Ensemble de Chambre de l'Orchestre de Paris cond. Michel Plasson

1913 Trois poèmes de Stèphane Mallarmé 4.50 stars CD
Cover Comments:

For "voix moyenne" and small ensenble:
2 flutes, clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello and piano

Anne Sofie von Otter - Mezzo Soprano
Solist and Bengt Forstberg - Piano

Transcription for Piano by Ravel 1913

1913 Trois poèmes de Stèphane Mallarmé 4.00 stars CD
Comments:

For "voix moyenne" and small ensenble:
2 flutes, clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello and piano

Jill Gomez - Soprano
Members of BBC Symphony Orchestra cond. Pierre Boulez

1914 Trio, en la mineur, pour piano, violon et violoncelle 4.00 stars LP
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Ruth Laredo - Piano
Jaime Laredo - Violin
Jeffrey Solow - Cello

1914 Trio, en la mineur, pour piano, violon et violoncelle 4.50 stars CD
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Beaux Arts Trio

1914 Deux mélodies hébraiques 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:
Suzanne Danco - Soprano

Suisse Romande Orchestra cond. Ernest Ansermet

Orchestrated by Ravel in 1919-1920

1914 Deux Melodies Hebraiques 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:

Victoria de los Angeles - Soprano

Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire cond. George Pretre

Orchestrated by Ravel in 1919-1920

1914 Deux Melodies Hebraiques 4.00 stars 2CD
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Jose van Dam - Baryton
Dalton Baldwin - Piano

1914 Kaddish 4.00 stars CD
Cover Comments:

Part One from Deux Melodies Hebraiques
Transcription by Lucien Garban

Chantal Juillet - Violin
Pascal Rogé - Piano

Originally for voice and piano

1918 Alborada del gracioso 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:

Orchestrated version of the 5th part from Miroirs

Suisse Romande Orchestra cond. Ernest Ansermet

1918 Alborada del gracioso 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:

Orchestrated version of the 5th part from Miroirs

London Symphony Orchesta cond. Claudio Abbado

1918 Alborada del gracioso 4.00 stars CD
Comments:

Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal cond. Charles Dutoit

1918 Alborada del gracioso 4.00 stars DVD-R
Comments:

BBC Philharmonic cond. Juanjo Mena

Recorded from BBC Proms 2015

1914-1917 Le tombeau de Couperin 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:

Pascal Rogé - Piano

1914-1917 Le tombeau de Couperin 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:

Orchestral Version (1919)

London Symphony Orchestra cond. Claudio Abbado

1914-1917 Le tombeau de Couperin 4.50 stars CD
Cover Comments:

Orchestrated Version (1919)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

1914-1917 Le tombeau de Couperin 4.50 stars BD-R
Comments:

Orchestrated Version (1919)

London Symphony Orchestra cond. Simon Rattle

Recorded from Mezzo TV

1914-1917 Le tombeau de Couperin 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:

Orchestrated Version (1919)

Suisse Romande Orchestra cond. Ernest Ansermet

1918 Frontispiece (For 2 pianos and 5 hands) 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Katia Lebeque - Piano
Michel Beroff - Piano
Jean-Philippe Collard - Piano
1918 Frontispice for 2 Pianos 5 hands 4.00 stars CD
Comments:

Version for Pianola by Rex lawson

See also:

1914-1919 Le tombeau de Couperin 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:

Orchestrated Version

Detroit Symphony Orchestra cond. Paul Paray

1919-1920 La valse, poème chorégraphique 4.00 stars LP
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London Symphony Orchestra cond. Pierre Monteux

1919-1920 La valse, poème chorégraphique 4.00 stars 2CD
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London Symphony Orchestra cond. Claudio Abbado

1919-1920 La valse, poème chorégraphique 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:

Suisse Romande Orchestra cond. Ernest Ansermet

1919-1920 La valse, poème chorégraphique 4.00 stars 4 CD
Comments:

Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal cond. Charles Dutoit

1919-1920 La valse, poème chorégraphique 4.00 stars CD
Comments:

Hallé Orchestra cond. Sir John Barbirolli

1919-1920 La valse, poème chorégraphique 4.00 stars CD
Comments:

Baden-Baden Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra cond. Sylvain Cambreling

1920 La valse, version for two pianos 4.00 stars CD
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Martha Argerich - Piano
Nelson Freire - Piano

1920 La valse, version for two pianos 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Michel Beroff - Piano
Jean-Philippe Collard - Piano
1920 La valse, version for one piano 4.00 stars DVD-R
Comments:
Yuja Wang - Piano

Recorded from BRAVAKLASSIEK TV

1920-1922 Sonate pour violon et violoncelle
4.00 stars LP
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Jaime Laredo - Violin
Jeffrey Solow - Cello

1920/1922 Sonate pour violon et violoncelle
4.00 stars CD
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Chantal Juillet - Violin
Truls Mork / Cello

1922 Pictures at an Exhibition 4.50 stars 10" LP
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Orchestration of the Mussorgsky piano work

New York Philharmonic cond. Leonard Bernstein

1922 Berceuse pour le nom de Gabriel Fauré 4.00 stars CD
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Chantal Juillet - Violin
Pascal Rogé - Piano

1922 Pictures at an Exhibition 4.50 stars LP
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Orchestration of the Mussorgsky piano work

Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Concervatoire cond. Andre Cluytens

1922 Pictures at an Exhibition 4.50 stars LP
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Orchestration of the Mussorgsky piano work

Los Angelos Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Zubin Metha

1922-1924 Tzigane 4.00 stars CD
Cover Comments:

Version for Violin and Piano

Chantal Juillet - Violin
Pascal Rogé - Luthénal (kind of prepared piano)

1922-1924 Tzigane 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:

Orchestral Version

Suisse Romande Orchestra cond. Ernest Ansermet

1923-1924 Ronsard a son ame 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:

Amelette Ronsardelette, chant pour voix avec piano

Jose van Dam - Baryton
Dalton Baldwin - Piano

1919-1925 L'enfant et les sortilèges, fantaisie lyrique 4.50 stars CD
Cover Comments:

This is one of my favourite pieces of music.

Most modern recordings on CD and DVD are in my collection.

To view click here.

1925 Danse des Rainettes et Danse des Libellules et des Sphinx 4.00 stars CD
Darius Milhaud - La Création du Monde  [V. Neumann] Comments:

From l'Enfant et les Sortilèges

Leo van Doeselaar - Piano
Wyneke Jordans - Piano

1925 Five O'Clock Foxtrot 4.00 stars CD
Darius Milhaud - La Création du Monde  [V. Neumann] Comments:

From l'Enfant et les Sortilèges

Leo van Doeselaar - Piano
Wyneke Jordans - Piano

1925-1926 Chansons madécasses 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:

Chant pour soprano avec flute, violoncelle et piano

Jessye Norman - Soprano
Renauld Fontanarosa, Michel Debost

1925-1926 Chansons madécasses 4.00 stars CD
Comments:

Chant pour soprano avec flute, violoncelle et piano

Jessye Norman - Soprano
Ensemble Intercontemporain cond. Pierre Boulez

1923-1927 Sonata No 2 for Violin and Piano 4.50 stars CD
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Arthur Grumiaux - Violin
Istvan Hajdu - Piano

1923-1927 Sonata No 2 for Violin and Piano 4.50 stars CD
Cover Comments:

Chantal Juillet - Violin
Pascal Rogé - Piano

1927 Fanfare, prélude a  L'évantail de Jeanne 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:

Ballet collectif en un acte, pour petit orchestre

Part of L'Eventail de Jeanne

London Symphony Orchestra cond. Claudio Abbado

Also transcription for piano quatre mains (1927)

1927 Fanfare 4.00 stars CD
Cover Comments:

Ballet collectif en un acte, pour petit orchestre

Part of L'Eventail de Jeanne

The Philharmonia Orchestra cond. Geoffry Simon

Also transcription for piano quatre mains (1927)

1927 Fanfare 4.00 stars CD
Comments:

Ballet collectif en un acte, pour petit orchestre

Part of L'Eventail de Jeanne

Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal cond. Charles Dutoit

Also transcription for piano quatre mains (1927)

1927 Reves: Un enfant court 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:
Texte: Léon-Paul Fargue

Mady Mesplé - Soprano
Dalton Baldwin - Piano

1928 Bolero 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:

London Symphony Orchestra cond. Pierre Monteux

1928 Bolero 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:

London Symphony Orchestra cond. Claudio Abbado

1928 Bolero 4.00 stars 4 CD
Comments:

Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal cond. Charles Dutoit

1928 Bolero 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:

Suisse Romande Orchestra cond. Ernest Ansermet

1928 Bolero 4.00 stars CD
Comments:

Hallé Orchestra cond. Sir John Barbirolli

1928 Bolero 4.00 stars BD-R
Comments:

ANIMA Eterna cond. Jos van Immerseel

Recorded from BRAVAKLASSIEK TV

1929 Menuet Antique 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:

Orchestration of an early pianowork

London Symphony Orchestra cond. Claudio Abbado

1929 Menuet Antique 4.00 stars 4 CD
Cover Comments:

Orchestration of an early pianowork

Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal cond. Charles Dutoit

1929-1930 Piano Concerto for the left hand 4.00 stars LP
Cover Comments:

Monique Haas - Piano
Orchestre National de Paris cond. Paul Paray

1929-1930 Piano Concerto for the left hand 4.00 stars 4 CD
Cover Comments:

Pascal Rogé - Piano

Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal cond. Charles Dutoit

1929-1930 Piano Concerto for the left hand 4.50 stars CD
Cover Comments:

Krystian Zimerman - Piano
London Symphony Orchestra cond. Pierre Boulez

1929-1931 Piano Concerto 4.50 stars LP
Cover Comments:

Monique Haas - Piano
Orchestre National de Paris cond. Paul Paray

1929-1931 Piano Concerto 4.50 stars 4 CD
Comments:

Pascal Rogé - Piano
Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal cond. Charles Dutoit

1929-1931 Piano Concerto 4.50 stars CD
Cover Comments:

Martha Argerich - Piano
Berliner Philharmoniker cond. Claudio Abbado

1929-1931 Piano Concerto 4.50 stars CD
Comments:

Martha Argerich - Piano
Berliner Philharmoniker cond. Claudio Abbado

1929-1931 Piano Concerto 4.50 stars CD
Comments:

Martha Argerich - Piano
London Symphony Orchestra cond. Claudio Abbado

1929-1931 Piano Concerto 5.00 stars CD
Cover Comments:

Krystian Zimerman - Piano
Cleveland Orchestra cond. Pierre Boulez

1929-1931 Piano Concerto 4.00 stars DVD-R
Comments:

Helene Grimaud - Piano
Chamber Orchestra of Europe cond. Vladimir Jurowski

Recorded from BRAVAKLASSIEK

1929-1931 Piano Concerto 4.00 stars CD
Comments:

Michael Rische - Piano
WDR Sinfonieorchester cond. Israel Yinon

1929-1931 Piano Concerto 4.00 stars BD-R
Comments:

Yuja Wang - Piano
NHK Symphony Orchestra cond. Charles Dutoit

Downloaded from Youtube: https://youtu.be/1wDHMFziDTw

1932-1933 Don Quichotte a  Dulcinée 4.00 stars 2CD
Cover Comments:

Jose van Dam - Baryton
Dalton Baldwin - Piano

1932-1933 Don Quichotte a  Dulcinée 4.00 stars CD
Comments:

Jose van Dam - Baryton
BBC Symphony Orchestra cond. Pierre Boulez