Best Ravel Books

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1. The French Piano Collection – 48 Pieces by Chaminade, Couperin, Debussy, Faure, Ravel, and Satie: Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics Volume 2118

Author: by Hal Leonard Corp.
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc. (December 1, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1495051616

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(Piano Collection).CHAMINADE: Serenade, Op. 29 * Scarf-Dance (Pas des Echarpes) from Cinq Airs de Ballet Calliroe , Op.37b, No. 2 * Lolita (Caprice Espagnol), Op. 54 * COUPERIN: Soeur Monique from the eighteenth order of the Third Book of Harpsichord Pieces * Suite in C minor from the third order of the First Book of Harpsichord Pieces * DEBUSSY: Children’s Corner * Deux Arabesques * La plus que lente * Le petit negre * Pour le piano * Les sons et le parfums tournent dans l’air du soir from Preludes , Book I * Des pas sur la neige from Preludes , Book I * La fille aux cheveux de lin from Preludes , Book I * La Cathedrale engloutie from Preludes , Book I * Minstrels from Preludes , Book II * La Puerta del vino from Preludes , Book II * La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune from Preludes , Book II * Reverie * Suite bergamasque * FAURE: Impromptu in A-flat Major, Op.34, No.

3 * Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op.36, No. 4 * Berceuse in E Major, Op.56, No. 1 * Improvisation in C-sharp minor, Op.84, No. 5 * RAVEL: Minuet on the Name of Haydn * Pavane for a Dead Princess (Pavane pour une infante defunte) * Sonatine * SATIE: Three Gymnopedies * Three Gnossiennes


2. Maurice Ravel – Works for Piano (Les Editions Originales Durand: Salabert – Eschig)

Author: by Maurice Ravel
Published at: Durand/Salabert; Multilingual edition (July 1, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1495002557


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(Editions Durand).The largest one-volume collection available of Ravel’s piano music, at a value price, in the original editions.Includes 30 pieces. Contents: Serenade Grotesque * Menuet en ut diese mineur * La Parade * Pavane pour une infante defunte * Jeux d’eau * Sonatine * Menuet sur le nom de Haydn * Valses nobles et sentimentales * A la maniere de Borodine * A la maniere de Emmanuel Chabrier * Prelude * La Valse * MIROIRS: Noctuelles * Oiseaux tristes * Une barque sur l’ocean * Alborada del gracioso * La Vallee des cloches * GASPARD DE LA NUIT: Ondine * Le Gibet * Scarbo * EXTRAITS DE DAPHNIS ET CHLOE: Danse Graciese et legere de Daphnis * Fragments symphoniques * Scene de Daphnis et Chloe * LE TOMBEAU DE COUPERIN: Prelude * Fugue * Forlane * Rigaudon * Menuet * Toccata


3. The Rite of Spring in Full Score (Dover Music Scores) by Igor Stravinsky (1989-01-01)

Author: by Igor Stravinsky
Published at: Dover Publications; unknown edition (January 1, 1989)
ISBN: 978-0486258577

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The full score of Stravinsky’s famous and controversial ballet The Rite of Spring. Quality Dover score.


4. Gymnopédies, Gnossiennes and Other Works for Piano (Dover Music for Piano)

Author: by Erik Satie

Published at: Dover Publications (June 1, 1989)
ISBN: 978-0486259789

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In his piano works especially, Erik Satie (18661925) was a witty musical caricaturist. The eccentric French composer loved to satirize academic rules in general and the impressionistic titles of Debussy’s compositions in particular, giving his own works such surrealistic names as Pieces in Pear Form and Dried Embryos, and annotating them with equally bizarre musical directions: “Tres ‘neuf heures du matin” (Very “nine in the morning”), “Corpulentus” (Corpulent), and so on.

His comic spirit is equally embodied in the music itself, as this delightful selection of seventeen piano works amply proves. They are as spare, lively, and capricious as they are hauntingly melodic. In addition to the well-known Gymnopdies and Gnossiennes, the pieces reproduced here include Sarabandes, Pices froides, Poudre d’or, En habit de cheval, Morceaux en forme de poire, Embryons desschs, Aperus dsagreables, Descriptions automatiques, and more.

This volume, the largest collection of Satie’s piano works yet published, has been reprinted on fine-quality paper from authoritative original editions, and sturdily bound to provide you a lifetime of study and enjoyment. In its pages are some of the most original and appealing achievements of a turbulent era in music, compositions that influenced such modern masters as Ravel, Milhaud, and Poulenc.


5. Poulenc: A Biography

Author: by Roger Nichols
Published at: Yale University Press (June 9, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0300226508

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An authoritative account of the life and work of Francis Poulenc, one of the most prolific and striking figures in twentieth-century classical music”An assured overview of Poulenc’s life and work.”Alex Ross, New YorkerEssential reading for anyone interested in the French musical culture of Poulenc’s time.

This is the biography the composer deserves. Christopher Dingle, BBC Music Magazine, Named one of the Best Books on Classical Music in 2020 by BBC Music Magazine Francis Poulenc is a key figure in twentieth-century classical music, as well as an unorthodox and striking individual.

Roger Nichols draws upon Poulenc’s music and other primary sources to write an authoritative life of this great artist. Although associated with five other French composers in what came to be called Les Six, Poulenc was very much sui generis in personality and in his music, where he excelled over a wide repertoireopera, songs, ballet scores, chamber works, piano pieces, sacred and secular choral works, orchestral works and concertos.


6. Le Tombeau de Couperin (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

Author: by Maurice Ravel
Published at: Alfred Music; 2nd edition (March 1, 1997)
ISBN: 978-0739063811

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This major 20th-century Neoclassical work is Ravel’s last work for piano solo. A tombeau is a lament, and each of the six movements is intended as a musical epitaph to friends lost in the war. The difficulty found here, especially in the “Toccata,” is understood when one learns that Ravel studied Liszt’s transcendental etudes in preparations for writing the suite.

The meticulously researched stylistic information and clear, accurate text of this performing edition will prove to be invaluable to the advanced pianist.


7. Le Tombeau de Couperin and Other Works for Solo Piano

Author: by Maurice Ravel
Published at: Dover Publications (July 10, 1997)
ISBN: 978-0486298061

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The consummate craftsmanship, elegance, and originality of Maurice Ravel (18751937) define this collection of masterly compositions for the piano. Here, in one volume are Ma mre l’Oye (“Mother Goose”), Valse nobles et sentimentales, Le Tombeau de Couperin, and three shorter pieces for piano: Prlude, A la manire de Borodine (Valse,) and A la manire de Emmanuel Chabrier.

Ravel’s own piano transcription of his world-famous La Valse completes this attractive edition of the master’s most famous compositions. Intermediate and advanced pianists will welcome this superb compilation of piano classics, reproduced from authoritative French sources. Notes throughout introduce the works, their origins, and their context within the composer’s output.


8. Piano Masterpieces of Maurice Ravel (Dover Music for Piano)

Author: by Maurice Ravel
Published at: Dover Publications (August 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0486251370

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“Ravel is one of the rare French composers who have left so strong an imprint on their art that music after them can never be the same.” Alexis Roland-Manuel. Maurice Ravel (18751937) ranks as one of the most original French composers of his time, a consummate craftsman who continually sought perfection of form and style, and whose unique harmonic language was unmistakably his own.

Along with Debussy, he stands in the front rank of great modern composers for the piano and his piano music includes a number of masterpieces considered vital to the repertoire of any serious pianist. This handsome, affordable volume reprints a rich selection of his compositions: “Pavane pour une infante dfunte,” “Jeux d’eau,” “Sonatine,” “Miroirs,” “Menuet antique,” “Menuet sur le nom d’Haydn,” “Gaspard de la nuit,” and more.

From the dazzling “Jeux d’eau,” whose inventiveness and harmonic ingenuity opened a whole new era in sound, to the beloved “Pavane pour une infante dfunte,” to the suite “Gaspard de la nuit,” music of legendary difficulty that every serious pianist eventually attempts, the piano music of Ravel is among the most recorded and performed in the repertoire.


9. Daphnis and Chloe in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Maurice Ravel
Published at: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (January 1, 1989)
ISBN: 978-0486258263

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Often described as Ravel’s orchestral masterpiece, Daphnis and Chloe is a 20th-century classic, a rich musical setting of the Greek novel by Langus. Commissioned by Diaghilev for the Ballets Russes, it premiered in Paris in 1912, with Nijinsky in the role of Daphnis, and Anna Pablova and Tamara Karsavina alternating in the role of Chloe.

Ravel’s lush scoring for this Greek pastoral dramatically displays his genius for transmuting a traditional musical idiom into a fresh and stirring language of his own now audacious and driving, now softly and hauntingly beautiful. It reveals, too, in the logic and sweep of its technical effects, Ravel’s constant striving for perfection of form and style.

(Stravinsky compared him to “the most perfect of Swiss watchmakers.”) This definitive full-score edition, reprinted from the original French edition, duplicates the full ballet score, not merely the orchestral suites adapted from it.

10. Sonatine (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

Author: by Maurice Ravel
Published at:
Alfred Music; Illustrated edition (May 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0739010563

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This is Maurice Hinson’s edition of “one of the most tightly organized and classically oriented works to come from Ravel’s pen.” In the presentation of this work, in some cases notes are redistributed between the hands for greater ease of execution, and many performance suggestions are included.

The 3 movements are: 1. Modere, in F-sharp minor, 2. Mouvement de Menuet, in D-flat major, and 3. Anime, in F-sharp minor.

11. Pavane pour une infante défunte: Sheet (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

Author: by Maurice Ravel
Published at: Alfred Music; Bilingual edition (March 1, 1987)
ISBN: 978-0739063750

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This nicely spaced, very readable edition of the beautiful Ravel piece is especially well-notated and comes with historical notes and suggestions for performance by the composer himself.

12. Gaspard de la nuit (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

Author: by Maurice Ravel
Published at: Alfred Music (March 1, 1990)
ISBN: 978-0739003275

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Considered as one of the masterworks of 20th century piano literature, this critical edition utilizes interpretive clues from such noted French pianists and pedagogues as Casadesus, Perlemuter, and Ciampi, who knew Ravel and studies this piece with him. The original Durand score has not been altered, but editorial changes are pointed out as they occur by means of footnotes.

Through her expertise in the French piano literature Nancy Bricard has contributed her own ideas in regard to fingering and metronome markings.

13. Four Orchestral Works in Full Score: Rapsodie Espagnole, Mother Goose Suite, Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales, and Pavane for a Dead Princess (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Maurice Ravel
Published at: Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (May 22, 2013)
ISBN: 978-0486259628

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Although the moods may vary throughout these evocative works, the elegance and subtly shifting energies of their musical language could only be those of Maurice Ravel. To study them in this full-score edition is to become more fully aware not only of his great originality but also of the constant striving for perfection of form and style that prompted Stravinsky to compare him admiringly to “the most perfect of Swiss watchmakers.”The Rapsodie Espagnole was Ravel’s first entirely orchestral composition.

A work whose exotic fantasy and subtle craftsmanship clearly express Ravel’s distinctive musical personality, it was first performed publicly at the Thtre du Chlet in Paris in 1908, confirming the young composer’s reputation as an orchestral poet of scintillating originality. In 1911 Ravel re-created for orchestra his highly successful composition for two pianos, the Mother Goose Suite, a truly magical work whose moods range from haunting desolation to tender exaltation.

Similarly, Ravel recast his brilliant 1911 piano composition Valses Nobles et Sentimentales as an orchestral score in 1912 (a ballet based on its premiere that year in Paris) and arranged his evocative 1899 piano work Pavane for a Dead Princess for orchestra in 1910.

14. Pictures at an Exhibition: orchestrated by Maurice Ravel Eulenburg Audio+Score

Author: by Maurice Ravel
Published at: Eulenburg; Pap/Com edition (March 1, 2010)
ISBN: 978-3795765569

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(Eulenberg Audio plus Score). Includes a detailed preface and companion CD with a performance by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine conducted by Theodore Kuchar.

15. String Quartets by Debussy and Ravel: Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10/Debussy; Quartet in F Major/Ravel (Dover Chamber Music Scores)

Author: by Claude Debussy
Published at: Dover Publications (February 1, 1987)
ISBN: 978-0486252315

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Few composers of the 20th century have wielded more influence in the musical world than the two “impressionist” masters represented in this volume. Such composers as Webern, Bartk, Varse, Messianen, and even John Cage owe a debt to Debussy’s innovations in harmony, coloring, and psychological penetration.

Similarly, Ravel’s achievements in pianistic style, sophisticated harmonies, and bold experiments with form had a profound effect on both contemporary and later musicians. Each composer wrote only one string quartet, but by virtue of their individuality, unique interpretations of the medium and delicate and subtle beauties, both compositions enjoy a special place in the chamber music repertoire.

This attractive, high-quality volume, based on authoritative French editions, brings both influential masterpieces together in one inexpensive resource. Clearly printed and sturdily bound for long life on the music stand, this book will enable musicians and music lovers to study, compare, and delight in two landmarks of the string quartet genre.

16. The Big Book of Piano Classics: 70 Sheet Music : Chopin, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Joplin, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Brahms, Strauss, Grieg and much more

Author: by The Piano Repertoire
Published at: Independently published (November 13, 2020)
ISBN: 979-8564522694

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Johann Sebastian BACH Prlude No.1 in C Major & No. 2 in C minor, The Well-Tempered Clavier I Prlude No. 6 in D minor, The Well-Tempered Clavier I Air on the G String Ludwig VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.5, Op. 73 Fr Elise Ode to Joy, Symphony No.

9 Moonlight Sonata, Complete (No. 1, 2 & 3) Johannes BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 5, WoO 1 Lullaby, Op.49, No. 4 Waltz in A Major, Op.39, No. 15 Friedrich BURGMLLER Arabesque No.2, Op. 100 Frdric CHOPIN Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op.9, No. 2 Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op.66 Nocturne No. 20 in C-sharp minor, KKIVa/16 Minute Waltz, Op.64, No.

1 Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64, No. 2 Waltz in B minor, Op.69, No. 2 Muzio CLEMENTI Sonatina in C Major, Op.36, No. 1 Claude DEBUSSY Arabesque No. 1 Rverie Clair de Lune Antonn DVOK Humoresque No.7, Op. 101 Edvard GRIEG Anitra’s Dance, Peer Gynt Suite No.

1 In the Hall of the Mountain King, Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Georg Friederich HNDEL / Johan HALVORSEN Passacaglia, Suite No. 7 in G minor, HWV 432 Scott JOPLIN Maple Leaf Rag The Entertainer The Ragtime Dance Franz LISZT La Campanella, S. 141 Rve d’Amour, Liebestrume N3, S.