Don Quichotte à Dulcinée (Ravel, Maurice)



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Work Title Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
Alternative. Title
Composer Ravel, Maurice
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. M.84
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IMR 11
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 songs:
  1. Chanson romanesque. Moderato (B major)
  2. Chanson épique. Molto moderato (F major)
  3. Chanson à boire. Allegro (C major)
Text Incipit see below
  1. Si vous me disiez que la terre
  2. Bon Saint Michel qui me donnez loisir
  3. Foin du bâtard, illustre Dame
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1932–33
First Publication. 1934
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containing any text by the author(s) listed below cannot be added to the main server until
January 1, 2027. Items with text first published before 1927 or otherwise confirmed as public domain
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Librettist Paul Morand (1888–1976)
Language French
Dedication 1. Robert Couzinou
2. Martial Singher
3. Robert Bourdin
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voice: baritone
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
horn, trumpet, castanets, vibraphone, harp, strings
External Links
The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive
Durand (high voice vol.)
Durand (medium/low voice vol.)

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Version History

  • Composed for baritone with orchestra, 1932–33
  • Arranged for baritone and piano by Ravel, 1933