Rapsodie espagnole

Maurice Ravel completed his Rapsodie espagnole, one of his first major orchestral works, in 1908. The music was first quickly written as a piano duet, and the orchestration took longer. The Habanera segment, however, had been written years before, and Ravel was insistent about dating the scores of that particular piece, as ha had been once accused of plagiarism. The Rapsodie espagnole reflects the profund influence of the spanish musical heritage imparted to Ravel by his Basque mother. Being a child, he would listen to her singing folksongs, and he would later reflect on this inspiration through the wiriting ... more

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Maurice Ravel

Joseph-Maurice Ravel was a French composer known especially for his melodies, orchestral and instrumental textures and effects. Much of his piano music, ...