Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
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Gassed, killed, bankrupted, inspired: great composers in the First World War
14. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Ravel tried to enlist as a pilot but his age and health were against him. He entered service instead as a truck driver. He dedicated his piano suite 'Le tombeau de Couperin' to the memory of specific friends killed in battle.