Maurice Ravel

(1875—1937)

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Joseph-Maurice Ravel was a French composer and pianist of the impressionistic period, known especially for the subtlety, richness and poignancy of his music. His piano, chamber music and orchestral works have become staples of the concert repertoire. Ravel's piano compositions, such as Jeux d'eau, Miroirs and Gaspard de la Nuit, demand considerable virtuosity from the performer, and his orchestral music, including Daphnis et Chloé and his arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, uses tonal color and variety of sound and instrumentation very effectively. To 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." According to Sacem, Ravel's estate earns more royalties than that of any other French musician. (from: Wikipedia.org)

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Records by this composer at DIVOX

«Valses» Claude Debussy | Frédéric Chopin | Maurice Ravel | Franz Liszt | …

«Valses»

SUITES FRANÇAISES Gabriel Pierné | Claude Debussy | Maurice Ravel | Gabriel Fauré

SUITES FRANÇAISES

Ravel | Debussy | Pierné
ENSEMBLE PYRAMIDE A PORTRAIT Henri Dutilleux | Maurice Ravel | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Jacques Ibert

ENSEMBLE PYRAMIDE A PORTRAIT

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli plays Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel Ludwig van Beethoven | Frédéric Chopin | Maurice Ravel

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli plays Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli plays Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel Ludwig van Beethoven | Frédéric Chopin | Maurice Ravel

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli plays Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel

Yuka Imamine Maurice Ravel | Franz Schubert

Yuka Imamine

Schubert Competition 1993 «Winner Recital»
Mzia Simonshvili Ludwig van Beethoven | Frédéric Chopin | Maurice Ravel | Sergej Prokofiev

Mzia Simonshvili

Busoni Competition 1994 «Winner Recital»
Szymanowski | Ravel: «String Quartets» Maurice Ravel | Karol Szymanowski

Szymanowski | Ravel: «String Quartets»