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Maurice Ravel

French composer
(1875-1937)




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The best-known examples of Ravel music include: operas L'heure espagnole and L'enfant et les sortilèges (The Child and the Enchantments); the ballets Daphnis et Chloé and Boléro; orchestral works such as Pavane pour un infante défunte (Pavan for a Dead Infanta), Rapsodie espagnole, and La Valse; piano music such as the impressionistic Jeux d'eaux, the suites Miroirs and Gaspard de la nuit, Valses nobles et sentimentales; and Le tombeau de Couperin (The Tomb of Couperin); chamber music; and songs.


Maurice Ravel, 1925 (image)

Maurice Ravel, 1925.
Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France), Paris.


Maurice Ravel, circa 1912 (image)


Photo of Maurice Ravel at the piano, circa 1912.
Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France), Paris.


Maurice Ravel at the piano, circa 1915 (image)

Portrait of Maurice Ravel at the piano, around 1915.
Source: United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division.


Maurice Ravel at the piano during his Amercian tour, 1928 (image)

Ravel at the piano during his 1928 American tour. The woman sitting with him at the piano is the Canadian singer Éva Gauthier, who put on this soirée to celebrate Ravel's birthday (7 March 1928). Third from right (standing) is the conductor-composer Manoah Leide-Tedesco. At the far right is the American composer George Gershwin.

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Maurice Ravel, 19128 (image)

A casual Maurice Ravel in his home in Montfort-l'Amaury in 1928.
Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France), Paris.


Maurice Ravel, circa 1930 (image)

Maurice Ravel on the balcony of his home at Montfort-l'Amaury (around 1930)/
Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France), Paris.


The parents of Maurice Ravel (image)

Maurice Ravel's parents, Joseph Ravel and Marie Delouart.
These portraits may be seen in Maurice Ravel's former house in Montfort-l'Amaury, France.


Maurice Ravel on French stamp on 1958 (image)

Ravel as depicted on this stamp issued by France in 1956.





Maurice Ravel on Monaco postage stamp issued 1975 (image)

Maurice Ravel (and some of his music) as depicted on this stamp issued by Monaco in 1975.

This stamp was designed by Pierre Gandon, a well-known French painter, illustrator and engraver of postage stamps.


Ravel opera, L'enfant et les sortileges, on Monaco postage stamp issued 1979 (image)

Maurice Ravel's opera L'enfant et les sortilèges (The Child and the Enchantments) (1925) as depicted on this postage stamp issued by Monaco in 1979.


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Note: This picture gallery page includes drawings, paintings, photos and images of Maurice Ravel, his music, activities, friends and family, and the various places where the composer lived and wrote.


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