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 Maurice Ravel - Pictures At An Exhibition artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
LFX 8114 - 15 - 16 Maurice Ravel Concerto Pour Piano Et Orchestre - Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte(3xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia LFX 8114 - 15 - 16 France 1932 Vendi questa versione
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 Vendi questa versione
M 552 Maurice Ravel - Bolero artwork dell'album Boston "Pops" Orchestra*, Arthur Fiedler - Ravel* Boston "Pops" Orchestra*, Arthur Fiedler - Ravel* - Bolero (Album) Victor Red Seal M 552 US 1938 Vendi questa versione
M-425, MM 425 Maurice Ravel - Quartet In F artwork dell'album Ravel* : Budapest String Quartet Ravel* : Budapest String Quartet - Quartet In F (Album) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks M-425, MM 425 US 1940 Vendi questa versione
M 629 Maurice Ravel - Piano Concerto In D-major For The Left Hand artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
DM-352, DM 352 Maurice Ravel - Bolero artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
MX 174, X-174, 17236-D, 17237-D Maurice Ravel - Bolero artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
X-234 Maurice Ravel - Rapsodie Espagnole artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
X-222 Maurice Ravel - Le Tombeau De Couperin artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
MX-257 Maurice Ravel - Bolero artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
ML 4152 Maurice Ravel - Songs Of Debussy And Ravel; French Operatic Arias artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
MOP 29 Maurice Ravel - L'enfant Et Les Sortilèges (The Child And The Sorcerers) artwork dell'album 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 MOP 29 US 1949 Vendi questa versione
MX-320 Maurice Ravel - Mother Goose Suite (Ma Mère L'Oye) artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
LM-1043, LM 1043 Maurice Ravel - Daphnis And Chloe Suite No. 2 / Leonore Overture No. 3 artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
ML 4355 Maurice Ravel - Carnival Of The Animals / Mother Goose Suite artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
LPM 31 Maurice Ravel - Bolero / Sedm Krasavic artwork dell'album Maurice Ravel / Kara Karajev*Česká Filharmonie* Maurice Ravel / Kara Karajev*Česká Filharmonie* - Bolero / Sedm Krasavic Supraphon LPM 31 Czechoslovakia 1950 Vendi questa versione
P-8082 Maurice Ravel - Rhapsodie Espagnole / La Mer artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
ML 4306 Maurice Ravel - Rapsodie Espagnole / Háry Janos Suite artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
ML 4316 Maurice Ravel - Daphnis Et Chloé Suites Nos. 1 And 2 / Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) artwork dell'album Ravel* / Schönberg* - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Temple University Chorus*, Elaine Brown (2) Ravel* / Schönberg* - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Temple University Chorus*, Elaine Brown (2) - Daphnis Et Chloé Suites Nos. 1 And 2 / Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) Columbia Masterworks ML 4316 US 1950 Vendi questa versione
ML 2009 Maurice Ravel - Bolero & William Tell Overture artwork dell'album André Kostelanetz And His Orchestra / The Robin Hood Dell Orchestra Of Philadelphia / Ravel* / Rossini* André Kostelanetz And His Orchestra / The Robin Hood Dell Orchestra Of Philadelphia / Ravel* / Rossini* - Bolero & William Tell Overture Columbia Masterworks ML 2009 US 1950 Vendi questa versione
EDA 100, AK 1966-67 Maurice Ravel - Shéhérazade artwork dell'album Ravel* : Suzanne Danco with L'Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire De Paris*, Ernest Ansermet Ravel* : Suzanne Danco with L'Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire De Paris*, Ernest Ansermet - Shéhérazade(2xShellac, 12", Album) Decca, Decca EDA 100, AK 1966-67 UK 1950 Vendi questa versione
CE 1002 Maurice Ravel - Trio For Clarinet, Piano And Violin / Sonata For Violin And Piano artwork dell'album Khachaturian* / Ravel* Khachaturian* / Ravel* - Trio For Clarinet, Piano And Violin / Sonata For Violin And Piano(LP, Mono) Classic Editions CE 1002 US 1950 Vendi questa versione
ML 4291 Maurice Ravel - Great Masters Of The Keyboard Volume I artwork dell'album Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Fauré Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Fauré - Great Masters Of The Keyboard Volume I(LP, Mono) Columbia Masterworks ML 4291 US 1950 Vendi questa versione
WDM 1486 Maurice Ravel - Trio In A Minor artwork dell'album Ravel* - Rubinstein*, Heifetz*, Piatigorsky* Ravel* - Rubinstein*, Heifetz*, Piatigorsky* - Trio In A Minor (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal WDM 1486 US 1951 Vendi questa versione