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Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel (Composer)

Born: 7th March 1875, Ciboure, France

Died: 28th December 1937, Paris, France

Nationality: French

Joseph Maurice Ravel was a French composer, pianist and conductor. He is often associated with impressionism along with his elder contemporary Claude Debussy, although both composers rejected the term. In the 1920s and 1930s Ravel was internationally regarded as France's greatest living composer.

Born to a music-loving family, Ravel attended France's premier music college, the Paris Conservatoire; he was not well regarded by its conservative establishment, whose biased treatment of him caused a scandal. After leaving the conservatoire, Ravel found his own way as a composer, developing a style of great clarity and incorporating elements of modernism, baroque, neoclassicism and, in his later works, jazz.

Further Reading: Ravel

 Recording of the Week, François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles perform Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

The French conductor and ensemble return to the music of Ravel, with his orchestration of Mussorgsky's piano suite alongside a dazzling performance of La Valse.

 Interview, Melvyn Tan on Miroirs

The Singapore-born British pianist discusses his new album of Ravel, Scarlatti, Weber and Liszt, released at the end of last month on Onyx.

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