La valse (Ravel, Maurice)

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Vangi (2019/5/5)

Performers Orchestre de Philadelphie, dir. Eugene Ormandy
Publisher Info. Sony Classical - enregistrement original: 1963
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Carolus (2010/6/7)

Performer Pages Neal O'Doan (Piano)
Nancy O'Doan (Piano)
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Carolus (2010/11/24)

Performers Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, piano
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1921. Plate D. & F. 10080.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1921. Plate D. & F. 10080.
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Ottaviano (2009/12/2)

13 more: Oboe 1/2, 3 (doubles English Horn) • Clarinet 1/2, Bass Clarinet (A, B♭) • Bassoon 1/2, Contrabassoon • Horn 1/2, 3/4 (F) • Trumpet 1/2, 3 (C) • Trombone 1/2, 3, Tuba • Timpani, Cymbals/Triangle/Bass Drum, / Basque Drum/Drum/Castanets/Tam-Tam, Crotales/Drum • Harp 1, 2 • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos • Basses

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Generoso (2009/2/7)

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Ottaviano (2009/12/2)

Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1921. Plate D. & F. 10080.
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Daphnis (2007/5/20)

Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1920. Plate D. & F. 9897.
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Morel (2011/12/12)

Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1920. Plate D. & F. 9897.
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Ludovsky (2008/12/22)

Arranger Lucien Garban (1877–1959)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1920. Plate D. & F. 9895.
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Morel (2011/11/23)

Arranger Lucien Garban (1877-1959)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Fils, 1920. Plate D. & F. 9895.
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Daphnis (2007/5/27)

Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1920. Plate D. & F. 9871.
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IgorCello (2019/9/28)

Publisher. Info. Kiev: Musytschna Ukraina, n.d. Plate К. М. П. 294.
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Raybird (2019/5/19)

Editor Ray Alston
Publisher. Info. Ray Alston, 2019.
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General Information

Work Title La valse
Alternative. Title Poème chorégraphique
Composer Ravel, Maurice
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. M.72
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IMR 53
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Mouvement de valse viénnoise (D major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1919–20
First Performance. 1920-12-12 in Paris
First Publication. 1921 (full score), 1920 (piano arrangements)
Dedication Misia Sert
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Orchestra: 3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (A),
bass clarinet (A), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (C), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, bass drum, snare drum, cymbals, triangle, tambourine,
tam-tam, guiro, glockenspiel, 2 harps, strings
External Links Maurice-Ravel.net
Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

Version History

  • Composed for orchestra, 1919–20
  • Arranged for solo piano by Ravel, 1920
  • Arranged for 2 pianos by Ravel, 1920