Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)

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Maurice Ravel (1875-1937 : France) Conductor: Claudio Abbado Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 4370172

Gaspard de la nuit (1) artwork

Gaspard de la nuit (1) Maurice Ravel Soloists: Walter Gieseking Record label: EMI Catalogue ID: 5 747932

Maurice Ravel Conductor: Valery Gergiev Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra Record label: LSO Live Catalogue ID: LSO 0693

Maurice Ravel Conductor: Pierre Boulez Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra Soloists: Pierre-Laurent Aimard Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 477 8770

Most shared Ravel features

Yuja Wang Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit

This is one of the hardest pieces in the world – but this virtuoso makes it look *effortless*

Pieces the great composers hated

From Boléro to the 1812 Overture: these are the pieces that embarrassed the great composers

Frank Du Pre Bolero

Ravel’s Bolero is totally intoxicating in this 10-piano multi-track

colourised composers

Someone is colourising classic photos of great composers and the result is stunning

bolero trombone fail

This trombone fail will make you laugh and then immediately feel awful for laughing

Ravel on Marimba

Watch this guy turn Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin into a marimba miracle

New releases 3rd July

New Releases: Summer Night Concert and Nicholas Daniel's 'A Tribute to Janet'