Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Nationality

French

Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Boléro, Le tombeau de Couperin, Daphnis et Chloé

Fun Facts

  • Ravel was a huge fan of Jazz and Blues music. He would watch musicians like bluesman W.C. Handy in parisian nightclubs.
  • Ravel was notorious for being very self-critical. He was not impressed with some of his best works such as the fantastic Boléro.
  • To Ravel, appearances mattered. He once delayed a concert half an hour because he forgot his evening shoes in the trunk of his car.

Get to know Ravel in this video by Columbus Symphony Violinist Jonquil Thoms!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Ravel’s Music

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