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Ma Mère l'Oye

Ravel originally wrote Ma Mère l'Oye as a piano duet for the Godebski children, Mimi and Jean, ages 6 and 7. Ravel dedicated this work for four hands to the children (just as he had dedicated an earlier work, Sonatine to their parents). Jeanne Leleu and Geneviève Durony premiered the work.

The piece was transcribed for solo piano by Ravel's friend Jacques Charlot the same year as it was published (1910). The first movement of Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin is dedicated to Charlot.

Both piano versions bear the subtitle "cinq pièces enfantines" (five children's pieces).

 

Complete recording by Francois Micol and Livia Naas

Ravel - Ma Mère l'Oye (1910)
Recorded live at a concert in a music library on June 15th, 2007.
1
Pavane de la Belle au Bois Dormant1:19
2
Le petit poucet
2:29
3
Laideronnette, impératrice des Pagodes
3:15
4
Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête
3:27
5
Le jardin féerique
2:39



Complete recording by Felipe Sarro

Ravel - Ma Mère l'Oye
Transcription for piano solo by Jacques Charlot (1910)

Recorded in 2009
1Pavane de la belle au bois dormant01:51
2Petit poucet03:33
3Laideronnette, impératrice des pagodes03:32
4Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête03:23
5Le jardin féerique04:05