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Ravel: The Composer As Pianist and Conductor (1913-1930)

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Born: March 7, 1875 in Ciboure, Basses-Pyrénées, France

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '/0s, '00s, '10s, '20s, '30s

A French composer known for melodic and tonal invention. Giving the lie to the idea that turn-of-the-century musical trends were necessarily elite impressionism or "decadent" (whatever that may mean), Ravel's music always speaks directly to the heart in a subtle rhythmic sense through great melody, harmonic richness, and iridescent orchestration. (The art of stacking partials in Ravel's Boléro and in the work of Ives predate harmonic synthesis in electronic music by half a century.) Ravel's ballet...
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Ravel: The Composer As Pianist and Conductor (1913-1930), Maurice Ravel
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  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Aug 02, 2010

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