Saturday, March 7, 2015

Maurice Ravel, French composer, was born today, 140 years ago

Maurice Ravel est un compositeur français de l’époque moderne, né à Ciboure le 7 mars 1875 et mort à Paris le 28 décembre 1937.
 
Avec son aîné Claude Debussy, Ravel fut la figure la plus influente de la musique française de son époque et le principal représentant du courant dit impressionniste au début du XXe siècle.

Maurice Ravel (7 March 1875 – 28 December 1937) was a French composer known especially for his melodies, masterful orchestration, richly evocative harmonies and inventive instrumental textures and effects. Along with Claude Debussy, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music. Much of his piano music, chamber music, vocal music and orchestral music is part of the standard concert repertoire.
Maurice Ravel, 1925
Maurice Ravel, 1925
Plaque: 4, avenue Carnot
Maurice Ravel
1875-1937
vécut dans cet immeuble
de 1908 à 1917. C'est ici qu'il
composa Daphnis et Chloe
Maurice Ravel, 1875-1937, lived here from 1908 to 1917. Thisis where he composed Daphnis et Chloe

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