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He wrote the ice skaters’ favourite Bolero, a jazzy Piano Concerto and a Pavane for a Dead Princess. Find out more about the complex composer Maurice Ravel.
Ravel began working on his ballet Daphnis et Chloé during 1909 - a commission from Diaghilev for the great dancer Nijinsky. They are seen here together playing from the score. It was not an easy project, and the reception was unenthusiastic. Stravinsky later called Daphnis et Chloé ‘one of the most beautiful products of all French music’.
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