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L'oeuvre pour piano

Maurice Ravel (composer), Alexandre Tharaud (performer)
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Title
L'oeuvre pour piano
Composer
Maurice Ravel 1875-1937
Performer
Alexandre Tharaud 1968- (piano)
Publisher
Harmonia Mundi, 2004
2 cd's + boekje
Recording date
2003
Playing time
02:17:38
EAN
0794881719228 3149020934982
CDR
CAX8509

About Maurice Ravel

Joseph Maurice Ravel (French: [ʒɔzɛf mɔʁis ʁavɛl]; 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, BoléroRead more on Wikipedia