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Ravel: 15 facts about the great composer
Ravel studied composition with Gabriel Fauré - pictured - whom he admired. Ravel generally had strong opinions on music and musicians, describing much of Beethoven "exasperating", Wagner's influence "pernicious" and Berlioz's harmony "clumsy".