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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Paavo J: Maurice Ravel

Read "Maurice Ravel " reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

French composer Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) was noted for his dedication to melody and tonality. The composer’s music was never part of the prevailing musical winds of the day (strong Wagnerian influence versus the impressionism of Claude Debussy). Instead, Ravel kept his eye on the heart of things composing with delicate rhythm, hyper-refined melody, harmonic luxuriousness, and sparkling orchestration

While often associated with the French impressionist movement (typified by artists such as Monet, Renoir, and Cézanne) Ravel was also ...


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