Knowledge Identifier: +Maurice_Ravel
Category: Music (650)
Born in 1875.
Countries: France (37%), (15%), United States (10%)
Linked to: Conservatoire de Paris, Fayard, Groupe Flammarion, Yale University Press
He was particularly impressed by the new Russian works conducted by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov at the Exposition Universelle in 1889.
Around 1893, Ravel created his earliest compositions, and he was introduced by his father to the cafe pianist Erik Satie, whose distinctive personality and unorthodox musical experiments proved influential.
Erik Satie - In 1893 he met the young Maurice Ravel for the first time, Satie's style emerging in the first compositions of the youngster.
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra - Between 1901 and the outbreak of World War II in 1939, several virtuoso- and conductor-composers regularly performed their works with the orchestra, including Edvard Grieg, Arthur Honegger, Leoncavallo, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, Camille_Saint-Saëns, Richard Strauss, and Igor Stravinsky
Andre Caplet - He exhibited an unusual talent and originality during his musical education, and won the Prix de Rome in 1901 ahead of Maurice Ravel
The Rite of Spring - He showed the manuscript to Maurice Ravel, who was enthusiastic and predicted, in a letter to a friend, that the first performance of the "Le Sacre" would be as important as the 1902 premiere of Debussy's "Pelléas et Mélisande"
Histoires naturelles - "'Histoires naturelles"' is a song cycle by Maurice Ravel, composed in 1906
Philippe Gaubert - In 1907 he participated in the first performance of Maurice Ravel's "Introduction and Allegro" for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet
He was inspired by various dances, his favorite being the minuet, composing the Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn in 1908, to commemorate the centenary of the death of Joseph Haydn.
Looking to expand his contacts and career, Ravel made his first foreign tours to England and Scotland during 1909 and 1911.
Louis Aubert - In 1911 he premiered Maurice Ravel's "Valses nobles et sentimentales", which were written for and dedicated to him
Alexis Roland-Manuel - In 1911, Satie introduced Roland-Manuel to Maurice Ravel, whose pupil, friend and biographer he soon became
Louis Durey - At a 1918 concert this work attracted the interest of Maurice Ravel, who recommended him to his publisher
Victor de Sabata - In 1918, at the age of 26, de Sabata was appointed conductor of the Monte Carlo Opera, performing a wide variety of late-19th century and contemporary works, and earning acclaim from Maurice Ravel
Robert Casadesus - Beginning in 1922, Casadesus collaborated with the composer Maurice Ravel on a project to create piano rolls of a number of his works
Pictures at an Exhibition - The version by Maurice Ravel, produced in 1922 on a commission by Serge Koussevitzky, represents a virtuoso effort by a master colourist
Leo Funtek - As an arranger, Funtek is best known for his orchestral arrangement of "Pictures at an Exhibition", which he published in July 1922, just months before an orchestration by the French composer Maurice Ravel, of whose project Funtek was seemingly unaware
Germaine Tailleferre - In 1923, Tailleferre began to spend a great deal of time with Maurice Ravel at his home in Monfort-L'Amaury
Robert Soetens - In 1925 Soetens gave the first performance of Maurice Ravel's "Tzigane" , and he went on a Scandinavian tour with Ravel
Vlado Perlemuter - In 1925 he met Maurice Ravel, and in 1927 he studied all of Ravel's solo works for piano with the composer himself for a period of six months
Arthur Benjamin - He had a lasting admiration for Maurice Ravel, whose influence is most obvious in "Tombeau de Ravel" and the much earlier "Suite" of 1926 for piano solo
Emil Oberhoffer - On 8 July 1926, he conducted the first performance by the LA Philharmonic of Maurice Ravel's "Alborada del gracioso"
Bolero by Maurice Ravel
Pictures at an Exhibition - However, he withdrew his version when Maurice Ravel's orchestration was published and banned every public performance in the 1930s in deference to Ravel's work
Charles-Marie Widor - He was the Director until 1934, when he was succeeded by Maurice Ravel
Walter Gieseking - Today, though, he is particularly remembered as one of the greatest interpreters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the two French impressionist masters Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, virtually all of whose solo piano music he recorded on LP for EMI in the early 1950s , after recording much of it with even greater youthful vitality for Columbia in the 1930s and 1940s, some of which have been re-released on CD.
Eileen Joyce - During that tour, which included Hong Kong, she announced she was retiring, and her final recital was at a festival in Stirling, Scotland on 18 May 1960, where she played two sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, Beethoven's "Appassionata" sonata, and works by Mendelssohn, Debussy, Chopin, Ravel, Granados and Liszt
Pierre Boulez - In 1974, he recorded Maurice Ravel's little-known orchestral version of "Une Barque sur l'océan" from "Miroirs", when there was still no printed score
Marius Constant - In 1990 he made an orchestral arrangement of the piano composition "Gaspard de la nuit" by Maurice Ravel
Gabriel Tacchino - His recordings include the complete music for piano by Poulenc, which was reissued by EMI on five CDs in 2005; the complete piano concertos by Saint-Saëns and Prokofiev for Vox; and works by J. S. Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Franck, Grieg, Debussy, Satie, Ravel, Gershwin, Addinsell, and others for recording labels such as Erato and Pierre Verany
On April 8, 2008, the New York Times published an article suggesting Ravel may have been in the early stages of frontotemporal dementia during 1928, and this might account for the repetitive nature of Bolero.
Bolero - In a 2011 article for the "Cambridge Quarterly", Michael Lanford noted that "throughout his life, Maurice Ravel was captivated by the act of creation outlined in Edgar Allan Poe's "Philosophy of Composition
British Paraorchestra - The Paraorchestra made its first public appearance on 1 July 2012 during Hazlewood's music festival "Orchestra in a Field" at Glastonbury Abbey; the performance included its versions of "Greensleeves" and Maurice Ravel's "Boléro"
In 2014 "The Times" criticised Khatia Buniatishvili's "Gaspard" for exaggerated tempi