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Maurice Ravel 🎼

Unveiling the Genius of Maurice Ravel -

Salut à tou.te.s,


About a century ago, composer Maurice Ravel wrote his "Boléro", the most performed piece of music to this day. Yet, despite that success, Ravel remains a mysterious artist. He was secretive and introvert, letting his music speak for himself. Fortunately, his music has a lot to say! (Subtitles are available in French and English by clicking on the CC button on the YouTube control bar).


Related episode: Colette


Let's bring Ravel's music into our conversations this week:

- Tuesday September 5, 2023

- Sunday September 10, 2023

Bonne semaine et à bientôt,

Rafaël

 

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Word of the week, "scène", nom féminin

théâtre – Partie surélevée d’un lieu où se produit un artiste ou un groupe d’artistes. ⇄ stage

• Action dramatique qui se déroule. ⇄ scene

• Endroit où a lieu ou a eu lieu un événement important. ⇄ scene

 
Sources:

- "LEnfant et les sortilèges", Maurice Ravel & Colette, par l'Opéra de Lyon: https://youtu.be/JbqySviU4YQ?si=jXyL1M9O_wQztzJc

- (fr) Classica, n°247, novembre 2022

- (fr) “The Cambridge Companion to Ravel”, Deborah Mawer (2000)

- (fr) “La belle Époque de la musique française”, François Porcile (1999)

- (fr) “Maisons d’Artistes et d’écrivains, Paris et ses alentours”, Hélène Rochette (2019)

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