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Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel was a French composer of the Impressionst style known for his melodies, as well as his orchestral and instrumental textures and effects.

Much of Ravel's piano music, chamber music, vocal music and orchestral music has entered the standard concert repertoire. His musical style was innovative and applied the aesthetics of the new French school of Chabrier, Satie, and particularly his contemporary Debussy. He did not, however, go as far as to trend towards atonality as composers such as Schoenberg did.

Ravel's piano compositions often demand considerable virtuosity from the performer, and his orchestral music, including Daphnis et Chloé and his arrangement of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, employ a variety of sound and instrumentation. Perhaps his most famous work for orchestra is Boléro , written in 1928, which was once considered trivial and described as "a piece for orchestra without music."

Exclusive Ravel Scores for Strings from Ovation Press

Composer Title Instrument Editor Instrumentation Price
Ravel, Maurice Daphnis et Chloé (Suite II) Viola Schotten, Yizhak Orchestral $ 8.49
Ravel, Maurice Kaddisch (for 9 Celli and Harp) Violoncello Carter, David Violoncello Ensemble $ 13.99
Ravel, Maurice Kaddisch (for 9 Celli) Violoncello Carter, David Violoncello Ensemble $ 13.99
Ravel, Maurice La Valse Violin Roberts, Richard Orchestral $ 5.49
Ravel, Maurice Le Tombeau de Couperin - Fugue (for String Trio) Viola Jacot, Charles Chamber $ 5.99
Ravel, Maurice Le Tombeau de Couperin (for Cello Octet) Violoncello Pidoux, Roland Violoncello Ensemble $ 17.99
Ravel, Maurice Ma Mére L’Oye (Mother Goose Suite) Viola Schotten, Yizhak Orchestral $ 3.29