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  • Born: 7 March 1875
  • Died: 28 December 1937
  • French
Maurice Ravel

Our Maurice Ravel Sheet Music is available below. We have 28 songs for Maurice Ravel Piano Sheet Music and for Violin and other instruments.

Genre: Classical, Supplementary, Dance, Romantic and Religious and More

Maurice Ravel, French pianist and composer, and known for the subtlety and richness of his music, is of mixed Swiss-Basque descent – Swiss on his father´s side, Basque on his mother´s. Born in Ciboure in the department Pyrenees-Atlantique on 7. March 1875, he was brought up in Paris, where he entered the Paris Conservatory at the age of fourteen (1889-1895). While still a student he published some songs, a “Menuet antique” for piano and the “Pavane pour une infante defunte” (Pavane for a Dead Princess) for piano which established his reputation almost overnight. Altogether he studied music at the conservatory under Gabriel Faure for a remarkable fourteen years. During those years he tried several times to win the prestigious “Prix de Rome”, but to no avail. His failure after three attempts caused a scandal – the works he had admitted were judged as being too advanced by a conservative jury. Liberal musicians and writers supported Ravel, protests were published in the daily papers and as a result the director of the conservatory had to resign. He was replaced by Gabriel Faure with whom Ravel had studied since 1898.

Ravel himself claimed he was influenced by Mozart and Couperin, rather than by Claude Debussy as some critics claimed. But he was also influenced by jazz, Asian music and traditional folk song from across Europe. Not being religious, probably even an atheist, Ravel disliked religious themes of other composers such as Wagner, but preferred to look to mythology for inspiration.

By the time Ravel was thirty he had published a “String Quartet” (1903), the orchestral song-cycle “Sheherazade” (1903) and a “Sonatine” for piano. His 1907 song-cycle “Histoires naturelles » (Natural Histories) was greeted with outcries of plagiarism, but criticism was quickly silenced – his “Rhapsody Espagnole” (1907) was received with critical acclaim. With this symphonic work, the ballet “Daphnis et Chloe” (1912) and the “Bolero” (1927) Ravel reached his musical zenith. His Bolero is probably the most popular orchestral work of the 20th century. He himself considered it to be a trivial work, “a piece for orchestra without music”. Regarding opera, Ravel composed two little masterpieces of wit und fantasy – “L´Heure Espagnole” (1907) and “Lénfant et les sortileges” (1925).
Ravel considered himself as a classicist. He relied on traditional forms and structures to present his new and innovative harmonies. In everything he wrote he was an exquisite artist striving for poignancy and perfection of style.

In 1932 Ravel was involved in an automobile accident that severely undermined his health; his musical output dropped considerably. An operation in 1937 did not restore his health as he had hoped; he died soon afterwards on 28. December 1937.




Song Title Arrangements Image
A La Maniere De Alexander Borodine 1
Piano
A La Maniere De Alexander Borodine
A La Maniere De Borodine (Valse) 1
Piano
A La Maniere De Borodine (Valse)
Bolero 5
Piano, Violin, Vocal
Bolero
Daphnis Et Chloé - I. Danse De Daphnis 1
Piano
Daphnis Et Chloé - I. Danse De Daphnis
Introduction Et Allegro 1
Piano
Introduction Et Allegro
Jeux D'eau 1
Piano
Jeux Deau
La Manire De Borodine (Valse) 1
Piano
La Manire De Borodine (Valse)
La Valse 1
Piano
La Valse
Le Tombeau De Couperin 1
Piano
Le Tombeau De Couperin
Le Tombeau De Couperin - II. Fugue 1
Piano
Le Tombeau De Couperin - II. Fugue
Le Tombeau De Couperin - V. Menuet 1
Piano
Le Tombeau De Couperin - V. Menuet
Les entretiens de la belle et de la bete (Conversations Between Beauty And The Beast) 1
Piano
Les entretiens de la belle et de la bete (Conversations Between Beauty And The Beast)
Menuet Antique 2
Piano
Menuet Antique
Menuet Sur Le Nom D'Haydn 1
Piano
Menuet Sur Le Nom DHaydn
Minuet from 'Sonatine' 1
Piano
Minuet from Sonatine
Minuet in C Sharp Minor 1
Piano
Minuet in C Sharp Minor
Miroirs - II. Oiseaux Tristes 1
Piano
Miroirs - II. Oiseaux Tristes
Mother Goose Suite 1
Piano
Mother Goose Suite
Never Say Goodbye 4
PVG, Piano, Vocal, Guitar, Lyrics & Chords
Never Say Goodbye
Pavane (Maurice Ravel) 1
Piano
Pavane
Pavane (For A Dead Princess) 2
Piano
Pavane (For A Dead Princess)
Pavane Pour Une Enfante Defunte 2
Piano
Pavane Pour Une Enfante Defunte
Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte 4
Piano
Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte
Pavane pour un infante défunte 1
Piano
Pavane pour un infante défunte
Pavane pour une Infante défunte 1
Piano
Pavane pour une Infante défunte
Pavanne De La Belle Au Bois Dormant 1
Piano
Pavanne De La Belle Au Bois Dormant
Piano Concerto In G, 1st Movement 'Allegramente' 1
Piano
Piano Concerto In G, 1st Movement Allegramente
Piano Concerto In G, 2nd Movement 'Adagio Assai' 1
Piano
Piano Concerto In G, 2nd Movement Adagio Assai
Piano Trio - III. Passacaille (Passacaglia) 1
Piano
Piano Trio - III. Passacaille (Passacaglia)
Prélude (Maurice Ravel) 2
Piano
Prélude
Prélude (1913) 1
Piano
Prélude (1913)
Ravel's Bolero 1
Piano
Ravels Bolero
Sonatine, 2nd Movement 1
Piano
Sonatine, 2nd Movement
String Quartet In F Major - II. Assez Vif, Très Rythmé 1
Piano
String Quartet In F Major - II. Assez Vif, Très Rythmé
Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales - VII. Moins Vif 1
Piano
Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales - VII.  Moins Vif
À La Manière De Borodine 1
Piano
À La Manière De Borodine