French Composers’ Names – Maurice Ravel

What better day to post this than on his birthday? Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 – December 28, 1937) was a French composer a too frequently associated with impressionist music (I think that it’s a bit more complicated than this…), and he is the next installment in our French Composers’ Names series.

Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel

Let me go straight to the pronunciation MP3. Come back soon for more info about Ravel and his music…

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Link to MP3 – ICIYL Maurice Ravel | Get Maurice Ravel scores!

And here is a nice performance of the first movement of his String Quartet in F, Op. 35:

Maurice Ravel – String Quartet in F – 1. Allegro moderato – Très doux

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