AKA Maurice Joseph Ravel
Birthplace: Ciboure, France
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cimetière de Levallois-Perret, Paris, France
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute
Executive summary: Bolero
Entered the Paris Conservatory at the age of 14, Ravel tried five times to win the Prix de Rome, failing. Composing in a "neoclassical" style, he is best known for Bolero (1928), which he claimed was "seventeen minutes of orchestral fabric without music." Among his other important works include Daphnis and Chloé (ballet first performed 1912), Gaspard de La Nuit (1908), L'enfant et les Sortileges (1925) and Rhapsodie Espagnol (1907). He died in 1937 soon after brain surgery to cure his aphasia. Many years after his death, his works still earn considerable royalties.
Conservatory: Paris Conservatoire
Brain Surgery exploratory craniotomy (1937)
Swiss Ancestry Paternal
Basque Ancestry Maternal
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