Noël des jouets

Song by Ravel (written in 1905), text by himself. It was dedicated to Mme Jean Cruppi, and was given its first performance by Jane Bathori, accompanied by Ravel, in March 1906. "La première œuvre de lui que je chantai fut le Noël des jouets en première audition dans une soirée chez ses amis Bénédictus." (Bathori, [1938]).

Ravel also made an orchestral version in 1906.

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

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