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The World's Greatest Music
The best of French composers – and quite a cosmopolitan bunch they were too.
As the 20th century got underway, the melody and form of Saint-Saens and Faure gave way to the impressionism of Debussy and Ravel. Ravel’s works particularly for piano demand incredible skill from the performer, and his orchestral music is full of colourful instrumentation. Ravel is perhaps known best for his Boléro which he disliked and once described as "a piece for orchestra without music”. ‘Personally I always preferred this beautiful mournful dance,’ says Katherine.
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