Maurice Ravel Quotes

Maurice Ravel was a French composer, pianist and conductor. In the 1920s and 1930s Ravel was internationally known as France’s greatest living composer. Ravel was among the first composers to recognize the potential of recording their music so a wider public could hear it. He took part in recordings of several of his works.

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

“Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second.”

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

“I did my work slowly, drop by drop. I tore it out of me by pieces.”

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

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Richard J. Chandler, BA, MA Bachelor of Arts-Music & Master of Arts-Psychology