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Maurice Ravel

Author: Gerald Larner
Publisher: London : Phaidon, 1996.
Series: 20th-century composers.
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He is remembered in the United States primarily for the rather banal repetitions of Bolero, but Maurice Ravel wrote a great deal of music more worthy of celebration: ballets like Ma Mere l'Oye (Mother Goose) and Daphnis et Chloe; orchestral and piano works like Pavane pour une Infante Defunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess) and the Rapsodie Espagnole; operas like L'Enfant et les Sortileges (The Child and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Larner, Gerald.
Maurice Ravel.
London : Phaidon, 1996
(OCoLC)639326224
Named Person: Maurice Ravel; Maurice Ravel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Larner
ISBN: 0714832707 9780714832708
OCLC Number: 35985736
Description: 240 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Heredity, 1875 ---
Environment, 1875-89 ---
Conservatoire, 1889-99 ---
Controversy, 1900-05 ---
Celebrity, 1905-7 ---
Maturity, 1907-12 ---
Adversity, 1912-17 ---
Recovery, 1917-25 ---
Decline, 1925-37.
Series Title: 20th-century composers.
Responsibility: by Gerald Larner.

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He is remembered in the United States primarily for the rather banal repetitions of Bolero, but Maurice Ravel wrote a great deal of music more worthy of celebration: ballets like Ma Mere l'Oye (Mother Goose) and Daphnis et Chloe; orchestral and piano works like Pavane pour une Infante Defunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess) and the Rapsodie Espagnole; operas like L'Enfant et les Sortileges (The Child and the Enchantments); and settings of Greek and Jewish songs. British author and critic Gerald Larner offers a well-researched, well-written, accessible biography of Ravel's life and compositions that explores his music and his motivations, a part of the Phaidon Press Limited 20th Century Composers series.

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