Ballade de la reine morte d'aimer

Song by Ravel (written around 1893), to a text by Roland de Marès (1874 - 1955). It was Ravel's first significant composition. It remained unpublished until 1975, when it also received its first performance in New York.

"Mes premières compositions, demeurées inédites, datent de 1893 environ. J'étais alors dans la classe d'harmonie de Pessard. L'influence ... de Satie [était visible] dans la Ballade de la reine morte d'aimer." (Ravel [1938]).

The text of the song can be found on the Lied and Song Texts Page.

www.maurice-ravel.net