impressionistic composer of the 20th
“Bolero” composer; Debussy contemporary; "Concerto
for the Left Hand" composer; French composer; “Jeux
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did my work slowly, drop by drop. I tore it out of me by pieces.
~ Maurice Ravel
Ravel (born March 7, 1875 in Ciboure, France; died December 28,
1937 in Paris) was a French composer and pianist, known
especially for the subtlety, richness and poignancy of his music.
His piano, chamber-music and orchestral works have become staples
piano compositions, such as Miroirs and Gaspard de la Nuit, are
virtuosic, and his orchestrations, as in Daphnis et Chloé
and his arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an
Exhibition, are notable for their effective use of tonal color
and variety of sound and instrumentation.
the general public, Ravel is probably best known for his
orchestral work, Boléro, which he considered trivial and
once described as "a piece for orchestra without music."
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