Maurice Ravel

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Joseph-Maurice Ravel
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Born: March 7, 1875 (Ciboure, France).
Died: December 28, 1937 (Paris, France).

Joseph Maurice Ravel 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 Ravel's piano compositions you can find harpsichord style ideas, references to the Baroque, impressionist procedures and reminiscences of romantic pianism. His music is characterized by a refined timbre and harmonic research; even if its layered and dissonant harmonic structures still remain in the tonal sphere, the traditional harmonic relationships are brought to an extreme tension (particularly in the last works). His orchestral compositions are detached from the Germanic symphonic tradition, in these works the rhythmic and timbral elements are highlighted as well as themes inspired by Spanish folklore can be found.
Ravel's entire production, from the youthful and brilliant "Quartet for strings" (1902-1903) to the "Piano Concerto for the left hand" of 1931, is a succession of precious works that are to be considered among the masterpieces of the music of twentieth century

In the 1920s and 1930s Ravel was internationally regarded as France's greatest living composer.
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D.B.1890, D.B.1891, D.B.1892, D.B.1893 Pictures At An Exhibition — Maurice Ravel Mussorgsky* - Ravel*, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky Mussorgsky* - Ravel*, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky - Pictures At An Exhibition (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice D.B.1890, D.B.1891, D.B.1892, D.B.1893 UK 1930 Sell This Version
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X-22, MX 22 Bolero — Maurice Ravel Willem Mengelberg, Concertgebouw Orchestra Of Amsterdam* - Ravel* Willem Mengelberg, Concertgebouw Orchestra Of Amsterdam* - Ravel* - Bolero(2xShellac, 12") Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks X-22, MX 22 US 1930 Sell This Version
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LFX 8114 - 15 - 16 Concerto Pour Piano Et Orchestre - Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte — Maurice Ravel Maurice Ravel Concerto Pour Piano Et Orchestre - Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte(3xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia LFX 8114 - 15 - 16 France 1932 Sell This Version
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D 15057, D 15058, D 15059, D 15060 Maurice Ravel, Quatuor Capet Maurice Ravel, Quatuor Capet - Quatuor En Fa Majeur(4xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia, Columbia D 15057, D 15058, D 15059, D 15060 France 1933 Sell This Version
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M 552 Bolero — Maurice Ravel Boston "Pops" Orchestra*, Arthur Fiedler - Ravel* Boston "Pops" Orchestra*, Arthur Fiedler - Ravel* - Bolero (Album) Victor Red Seal M 552 US 1938 Sell This Version
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M-425, MM 425 Quartet In F — Maurice Ravel Ravel* : Budapest String Quartet Ravel* : Budapest String Quartet - Quartet In F (Album) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks M-425, MM 425 US 1940 Sell This Version
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M 629 Piano Concerto In D-major For The Left Hand — Maurice Ravel Alfred Cortot, Paris Conservatory Orchestra*, Charles Munch / Ravel* Alfred Cortot, Paris Conservatory Orchestra*, Charles Munch / Ravel* - Piano Concerto In D-major For The Left Hand(2xShellac, 12", Album) Victor M 629 US 1940 Sell This Version
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DM-352, DM 352 Bolero — Maurice Ravel Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky, Ravel* Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky, Ravel* - Bolero (Album, EP) Victor Red Seal, Victor Red Seal DM-352, DM 352 US 1941 Sell This Version
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MX 174, X-174, 17236-D, 17237-D Bolero — Maurice Ravel Ravel* : Leopold Stokowski Conducting The All American Orchestra* Ravel* : Leopold Stokowski Conducting The All American Orchestra* - Bolero (Album) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks MX 174, X-174, 17236-D, 17237-D US 1942 Sell This Version
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X-234 Rapsodie Espagnole — Maurice Ravel Artur Rodzinski, The Cleveland Orchestra, Maurice Ravel Artur Rodzinski, The Cleveland Orchestra, Maurice Ravel - Rapsodie Espagnole(2xShellac, 12", Album, Mono) Columbia Masterworks X-234 US 1943 Sell This Version
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X-222 Le Tombeau De Couperin — Maurice Ravel Ravel* - Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Dimitri Mitropoulos Ravel* - Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Dimitri Mitropoulos - Le Tombeau De Couperin(2xShellac, 10", Album) Columbia Masterworks X-222 US 1943 Sell This Version
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MX-257 Bolero — Maurice Ravel Ravel* : André Kostelanetz Conducting The Robin Hood Dell Orchestra Of Philadelphia* Ravel* : André Kostelanetz Conducting The Robin Hood Dell Orchestra Of Philadelphia* - Bolero (Album) Columbia Masterworks MX-257 US 1945 Sell This Version
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MX-288 Piano Concerto For The Left Hand — Maurice Ravel Maurice Ravel - Robert Casadesus And The Philadelphia Orchestra Conducted By Eugene Ormandy Maurice Ravel - Robert Casadesus And The Philadelphia Orchestra Conducted By Eugene Ormandy - Piano Concerto For The Left Hand (Album) Columbia MX-288 US 1948 Sell This Version
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ML 4152 Songs Of Debussy And Ravel; French Operatic Arias — Maurice Ravel Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Martial Singher, Maurice de Abravanel, Columbia Broadcasting Symphony, Paul Breisach, The New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra* Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Martial Singher, Maurice de Abravanel, Columbia Broadcasting Symphony, Paul Breisach, The New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra* - Songs Of Debussy And Ravel; French Operatic Arias(LP) Columbia Masterworks ML 4152 US 1948 Sell This Version
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DM 1200 Rapsodie Espagnole — Maurice Ravel Ravel*, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky Ravel*, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky - Rapsodie Espagnole(2xShellac, 12", Album) Victor Red Seal DM 1200 US 1948 Sell This Version
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DF 108, DF 109, DF 110, DF 111, Album A25 Valses Nobles et Sentimentales / Miroirs — Maurice Ravel Marcelle Meyer, Ravel* Marcelle Meyer, Ravel* - Valses Nobles et Sentimentales / Miroirs(4xShellac, 12", Album) Les Discophiles Français, Les Discophiles Français, Les Discophiles Français, Les Discophiles Français, Les Discophiles Français DF 108, DF 109, DF 110, DF 111, Album A25 France 1948 Sell This Version
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LX.8635, LX.8636, LX.8637, LX.8638, LX.8639, LXS.8640 L'enfant Et Les Sortilèges (The Child And The Sorcerers) — Maurice Ravel Maurice Ravel - Claude Debussy, Nadine Sautereau, Denise Scharley, Ernest Bour Conducting The Orchestre National* And Choir Of Radiodiffusion Française* . Artistic Direction: François Agostini Maurice Ravel - Claude Debussy, Nadine Sautereau, Denise Scharley, Ernest Bour Conducting The Orchestre National* And Choir Of Radiodiffusion Française* . Artistic Direction: François Agostini - L'enfant Et Les Sortilèges (The Child And The Sorcerers) Columbia Masterworks LX.8635, LX.8636, LX.8637, LX.8638, LX.8639, LXS.8640 UK 1948 Sell This Version
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MX-320 Mother Goose Suite (Ma Mère L'Oye) — Maurice Ravel Ravel*, André Kostelanetz And His Orchestra Ravel*, André Kostelanetz And His Orchestra - Mother Goose Suite (Ma Mère L'Oye)(2xShellac, 12", Album, Mono) Columbia Masterworks MX-320 US 1949 Sell This Version
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LM-1043, LM 1043 Daphnis And Chloe Suite No. 2 / Leonore Overture No. 3 — Maurice Ravel Ravel* / Beethoven* - Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra Ravel* / Beethoven* - Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra - Daphnis And Chloe Suite No. 2 / Leonore Overture No. 3 RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1043, LM 1043 US 1950 Sell This Version
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ML 4355 Carnival Of The Animals / Mother Goose Suite — Maurice Ravel Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra*, Noel Coward*, Ogden Nash, Saint-Saëns* / Ravel* Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra*, Noel Coward*, Ogden Nash, Saint-Saëns* / Ravel* - Carnival Of The Animals / Mother Goose Suite (Album) Columbia Masterworks ML 4355 US 1950 Sell This Version
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ML 4075 La Damoiselle Elue / Piano Concerto For The Left Hand — Maurice Ravel Debussy* / Ravel* - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Robert Casadesus Debussy* / Ravel* - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Robert Casadesus - La Damoiselle Elue / Piano Concerto For The Left Hand Columbia Masterworks ML 4075 US 1950 Sell This Version
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LPM 31 Bolero / Sedm Krasavic — Maurice Ravel Maurice Ravel / Kara Karajev*Česká Filharmonie* Maurice Ravel / Kara Karajev*Česká Filharmonie* - Bolero / Sedm Krasavic Supraphon LPM 31 Czechoslovakia 1950 Sell This Version
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P-8082 Rhapsodie Espagnole / La Mer — Maurice Ravel Ravel*, Belgian National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Debussy*, Brussels Radio Symphony Orchestra* Ravel*, Belgian National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Debussy*, Brussels Radio Symphony Orchestra* - Rhapsodie Espagnole / La Mer (Album) Telefunken Capitol, Telefunken Capitol P-8082 US 1950 Sell This Version
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ML 4289 Shéhérazade / Songs And Dances Of Death — Maurice Ravel Jennie Tourel, Leonard Bernstein, Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Ravel* / Moussorgsky* Jennie Tourel, Leonard Bernstein, Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Ravel* / Moussorgsky* - Shéhérazade / Songs And Dances Of Death (Album) Columbia Masterworks ML 4289 US 1950 Sell This Version
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ML 4306 Rapsodie Espagnole / Háry Janos Suite — Maurice Ravel Ravel* / Kodály* - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy Ravel* / Kodály* - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy - Rapsodie Espagnole / Háry Janos Suite (Album) Columbia Masterworks ML 4306 US 1950 Sell This Version