The Maurice Ravel correspondence collection is comprised of two separately acquired Ravel correspondence collections. The first collection consists of fifteen autograph letters, twelve typed letters and 1 telgram dating from November 12, 1926 to June 2, 1933 between Ravel and French lyric soprano and accompanist, Marcelle Gerar (1891-1970). An 11 minute interview of Mme. Gerar's recollection of Ravel recorded on cassettee tape is also included.
The second collection consists of 24 autograph letters by Ravel in addition to 17 autograph letters addressed to Ravel by members of his circle including Caplet, Chausson, Dukas, de Falla, Hahn, d'Indy, Long, Mallarmé, Manuel, Milhaud, de Sévérac, Strauss and Viñes. A postcard signed by Berg and others including Hindemith, Honnegger, Geiseking and Wellescz is also included.