Joseph Maurice Ravel

Is your surname Ravel?

Research the Ravel family

Joseph Maurice Ravel's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Joseph Maurice Ravel

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ciboure, France
Death: Died in France
Immediate Family:

Son of Pierre Joseph Ravel and Marie Delouart
Brother of Édouard Ravel

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About Joseph Maurice Ravel

Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 – December 28, 1937) was a French composer known especially for his melodies, orchestral and instrumental textures and effects. Much of his piano music, chamber music, vocal music and orchestral music has entered the standard concert repertoire.

Ravel's piano compositions, such as Jeux d'eau, Miroirs, Le tombeau de Couperin and Gaspard de la nuit, demand considerable virtuosity from the performer, and his orchestral music, including Daphnis et Chloé and his arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, uses a variety of sound and instrumentation.

Ravel is perhaps known best for his orchestral work Boléro (1928), which he considered trivial and once described as "a piece for orchestra without music".

According to SACEM, Ravel's estate earns more royalties than that of any other French composer. According to international copyright law, Ravel's works have been in the public domain since January 1, 2008, in most countries.

http://all-art.org/music/ravel.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Ravel

Bolero: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2hQRN59KAM

view all

Joseph Maurice Ravel's Timeline

1875
March 7, 1875
France
1937
December 28, 1937
Age 62
France