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Title
Orchestral works. Vol. 4
Composer
Maurice Ravel 1875-1937
Conductor
Leonard Slatkin 1944-
Performer
Orchestre National de Lyon  (orkest)
Publisher
Naxos, 2017
1 cd
Recording date
2015, 2011
Playing time
01:05:34
EAN
0747313354573
CDR
AEX2772
Placing suggestion
00 - Orkest (NBLC) K1 - Orkest (Flemish music schema)

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About Maurice Ravel

Joseph Maurice Ravel (7 March 1875 – 28 December 1937) was a French composer, pianist and conductor. He is often associated with Impressionism along with his elder contemporary Claude Debussy, although both composers rejected the term. In the 1920s and 1930s Ravel was internationally regarded as France's greatest living composer.

Born to a music-loving family, Ravel attended France's premier music college, the Paris Conservatoire; he was not well regarded by its conservative establishment, whose biased treatment of him caused a scandal. After leaving the conservatoire, Ravel found his own way as a composer, developing a style of great clarity and incorporating elements of modernism, baroque, neoclassicism and, in his later works, jazz. He liked to experiment with musical form, as in his best-known work, Boléro (1928), in which repetition takes the place of development. Renowned for his abilities in orchestration, Ravel made some…Read more on Wikipedia

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