Boléro (Ravel, Maurice)
Since this work was first published after 1922 with the prescribed copyright notice, it is unlikely that this work is public domain in the USA. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted), the EU, and in those countries where the copyright term is life+70 years or less.
Paris: Durand & Cie., 1929. Plate D. & F. 11.839.
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Paris: Durand & Cie., 1932. Plate D. & F. 11.839
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Paris: Durand & Cie., 1929. Plate D. & F. 11.780.
Replaces the Sopranino Saxophone part, as well as the Soprano sections of Tenor Saxophone part.
Source: Durand & Cie., 1929. Plate D. & F. 11.839
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For 2 Pianos (Ravel)
Paris: Durand & Cie, 1930. Plate D. & F. 11,828.
For Piano 4 hands (Ravel)
Paris: Durand, 1929. Plate D. & F. 11,659.
scan: score scanned at 600dpi
filter: score filtered with 2-point algorithm explained in High Quality Scanning
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medium quality: scanned at 300dpi.
For Piano solo (Garban)
For Violin Solo (Notnd)
|Year/Date of Composition||1928|
|First Performance||1928-11-22 in Paris: Palais Garnier.
|Additional Copyright Info||While public domain in Canada and the EU, this work is probably copyright in the USA until 1 January 2025. By printing the score above with a 1932 copyright claim when the actual first publication took place in 1929, Durand may have invalidated their US copyright, though it would likely take a court case to overturn the copyright registration and renewal. Even then, the failure to comply with the notice requirements are possibly trumped by the GATT/TRIPS restoration amendments as the work was under copyright in its country of origin on January 1, 1996.|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
- Composed for orchestra, 1928
- Arranged for piano 4 hands by Ravel, 1929