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Selected Works



"My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or by intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precicion and inevitability of a mathematical equation."

Key Works
1899 Pavane pour une infante défunte for piano (later orchestrated)
1901 Jeux d'eau ('Fountains'), for piano
1903 Shéhérazade for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
1905 Introduction and Allegro for flute, clarinet, harp, and string quartet
1908 Rapsodie espagnole for orchestra
  Gaspard de la nuit ('Phantoms of the Night'), for piano
1910 Ma mère l'oye ('Mother Goose'), for two pianos (later orchestrated)
1912 Ballet,Daphnis and Chloë
1914 Trio for piano, violin, cello
1920 Choreographic Poem,La Valse
1924 Tzigane ('Gypsy'), for violin plus orchestra or piano
1925 Opera,L'Enfant et les sortilèges ('The Child and the Magic Spells')
1928 Boléro for orchestra
1931 Piano Concerto in G
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