Maurice Ravel

About Maurice Ravel's Miroirs

With Miroirs, Ravel firmly established himself as one of the leading figures in the extensive expansion of the piano’s technical and expressive means that took place in the first decade of the 20th century.
Around 1902 the composer had joined an avant-garde group of artists, writers and musicians known as the "Apaches", who used to meet regularly on Saturdays at the home of the painter Paul Sordes.
Each one of the Miroirs is dedicated to a fellow member of the Apaches. The titles of the pieces translate as follows: No. 1, Night-Moths; No. 2, Sad Birds; No. 3, A boat on the Ocean; No. 4, The Comedian’s Aubade; No. 5, The Valley of the Bells.

Preview TitleKey Year Level
1. Noctuelles   by Ravel piano sheet music AAB 1. Noctuelles N/A 1905 8+
2. Oiseaux Tristes   by Ravel piano sheet music AAC 2. Oiseaux Tristes N/A 1905 8+
3. Une Barque sur l'océan   by Ravel piano sheet music AAD 3. Une Barque sur l'océan N/A 1905 8+
4. Alborada del Gracioso   by Ravel piano sheet music AAE 4. Alborada del Gracioso N/A 1905 8+
5. La Vallée des Cloches   by Ravel piano sheet music AAF 5. La Vallée des Cloches N/A 1905 8+

Forum posts about the Miroirs by Maurice Ravel

Am I ready to play Rach 2 ?? by fannysmithpiano
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Performances that Convinced you a Pianist is Great by fftransform
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Favorite Piece from Ravels Miroirs - POLL by calculaepp
I personally like Noctuelles and Cloches a lot but many people dont. Barque is probably the favorite for a lot of people. My teacher wants ...

Where to learn more about Maurice Ravel by leekyglacies
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French Music suggestions by pianist21
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Ravel's miroirs? by reelypiano
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