Maurice Ravel - Quotes

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We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work of art.

We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work of art.

Remember that I wrote a pavane for a dead princess, and not a dead pavane for a princess! ---->>>

The only love affair I have ever had was with music.

The only love affair I have ever had was with music.

I did my work slowly, drop by drop. I tore it out of me by pieces. ---->>>

Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second. ---->>>

My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation. ---->>>

For Debussy the musician and the man I have had profound admiration, but by nature I'm different from him. I think I have always personally followed a direction opposed to that of the symbolism of Debussy. ---->>>

I begin by considering an effect. ---->>>

You might lose your spontaneity and, instead of composing first-rate Gershwin, end up with second rate Ravel. ---->>>

I am not one of the great composers. All the great have produced enormously. There is everything in their work - the best and the worst, but there is always quantity. But I have written relatively little. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: March 7, 1875
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Die: 12-28, 1937
Occupation: Composer
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Joseph Maurice Ravel (French: [ʒɔzɛf mɔʁis ʁavɛl]; 7 March 1875 – 28 December 1937) was a French composer, pianist and conductor. He is often associated with impressionism along with his elder contemporary Claude Debussy, although both composers rejected the term. In the 1920s and 1930s, Ravel was regarded as France's greatest living composer, both nationally and internationally (wikipedia)