Collection: Ravel, Maurice


Joseph Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937) was a French composer, pianist and conductor. Often associated with impressionism along with his elder contemporary Claude Debussy, although both composers rejected the term. He liked to experiment with musical form, as in his best-known work, Boléro (1928), in which repetition takes the place of development.

Among his works to enter the repertoire are pieces for piano, chamber music, two piano concertos, ballet music, two operas and eight song cycles; he wrote no symphonies or church music. Many of his works exist in two versions: first, a piano score and later an orchestration.