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Maurice Ravel

1875-1937 Born in Ciboure, France, in 1875, Maurice Ravel was an outstanding figure in modern French music. The family moved to Paris when he was 3 months old and he began his musical studies at the age of 7. In 1899, he entered the Paris Conservatory where he studied composition under Gabriel Faure¢. Also in1899, he won recognition for his Pavane for a Dead Princess. Around 1902, he joined an avant-garde group of artists, writers and musicians who met, discussed ideas and collaborated on projects.

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IT'S NSO INSPIRING! Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin

Nicholas Stovall, NSO principal oboe, explains why he's excited to be a part of Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin" in the Concert Hall.

Understanding the Music: Ravel - Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé


Understanding the Music: Ravel - Shéhérazade, Three Songs on Poems of Tristan Klingsor


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