Maurice Ravel :
- n French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)
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- Sunflower musicians to perform demanding repertoire
When the violinist who debuted Maurice Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello complained it was so complicated that "no one's going to play it but virtuosos, the composer responded, "Good, then I shan't be assassinated by amateurs!"It will be the pros playing it and works by Carl Nielsen and Johannes Brahms when the world-class musicians of the 27th Sunflower Music Festival present a chamber ...
June 11, 2013 - The Topeka Capital-Journal
- John Ferguson spreads goodwill for America through the power of music
Amjad Dabi had a simple wish: to keep polishing his technique on his favorite piano compositions by the French Impressionist masters Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. But in the midst of a brutal civil war in his native Syria, his artistic pursuits became more futile and perilous by the day.
June 7, 2013 - Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News