Daphnis et Chloé (Ravel, Maurice)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1913. Plate D. & F. 9127.
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Misc. Notes The Contents page includes a translation of directions found within the score--the numbers in parenthesis being the printed page number on which the original indication may be found.
Ravel included an alternate section to be used in lieu of the chorus. This appendix (bookmarked in the PDF) should be inserted after printed page 95 and at end should proceed back to page 100.
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37 more: Flute 3/Piccolo • Alto Flute • Oboe 1/2 • English Horn • Piccolo Clarinet (E♭) • Clarinets 1/2 • Bass Clarinet • Bassoon 1/2 • Bassoon 3 • Contrabassoon • Horn 1/2 • Horn 3/4 • Trumpet 1/2 • Trumpet 3/4 • Trombone 1/2 • Trombone 3 • Tuba • Timpani • Bass Drum • Cymbals • Triangle • Snare Drum • Tam-Tam • Castanets • Crotales • Snare Drum • Tambourine • Wind Machine • Glockenspiel • Xylophone • Celesta • Harp 1/2 • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos • Basses

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1910. Plate D. & F. 7748.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1912. Plate D. & F. 8346.
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Publisher. Info. Album Musica, No.123
Paris: Pierre Lafitte, 1912.
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Misc. Notes a revision of the composer’s piano transcription
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Work Title Daphnis et Chloé (symphonie chorégraphique)
Alternative. Title Daphnis and Chloë
Composer Ravel, Maurice
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. M.57
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IMR 10
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 act, 3 tableaux:
  • Tableau I (Une prairie а la lisiére d'un bois sacré)
1. Introduction et danse religieuse
2. Danse générale
3. Danse grotesque de Dorcon
4. Danse légére et gracieuse de Daphnis
5. Danse de Lycéion
6. Nocturne. Danse lente et mystérieuse des Nymphes
  • Tableau II (Camp des pirates)
7. Introduction
8. Danse guerrière
9. Danse suppliante de Chloé
  • Tableau III (Paysage du première 1er tableau, а la fin de la nuit)
10. Lever du jour
11. Pantomime (Les amours de Pan et Syrinx)
12. Danse générale (Bacchanale)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1909-12
First Performance. 1912-06-08 in Paris, Théâtre du Châtelet.
Ballets Russes, Michel Fokine (choreographer), Léon Bakst (stage/costume designer),
Orchestra, Pierre Monteaux (conductor)
Vaslav Nijinsky (Daphnis)
Tamara Karsavina (Chloe)
Frohman (Lyceion)
Adolf Bolm (Dorcon)
Enrico Cecchetti (Lammon)
Fedorov (Bryaxis)
Marie Piltz (1st Nymph)
Luvob Tchernicheva (2nd Nymph)
Kopatzynska (3rd Nymph)
First Publication. 1910 (piano), 1913 (full score) - Paris: Durand
Average DurationAvg. Duration 55-60 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation chorus, orchestra
Mixed Chorus (SATB, wordless offstage)
Orchestra
piccolo (also 3rd flute), 2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), alto flute, 2 oboes, English horn,
E clarinet, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, triangle, bass drum, cymbals, snare drum, field drum, tam-tam, castanets, wind-machine, crotales, tambourine, xylophone, glockenspiel, celesta, 2 harps, strings
Off-stage Instruments
piccolo, E clarinet, horn, trumpet
Related Works Suite No.1 (Nos.6-8), Suite No.2 (Nos.10-12)
External Links Maurice-Ravel.net
Wikipedia article
Extra Information Ballet setting of the Greek novel by Longus, commissioned by Diaghilev for the Ballets Russes. Composition history