Maurice Ravel -The Swiss Watchmaker

Maurice Ravel was born on March 7, 1875, in the small fishing village of Ciboure in the Basque region, near the Franco-Spanish border.  His father, Pierre-Joseph, was a Frenchman of Swiss descent. Pierre-Joseph, a distinguished engineer, met and fell in love with his future wife, a young and beautiful Basque, Marie Delouart, at the time she worked on the Spanish railways.  A few months after Maurice's birth, the family moved from Ciboure to Paris. The parents of Maurice Ravel, Pierre-Joseph Ravel and Marie Delouart. Maurice had a happy childhood. The parents encouraged their two children - Edouard was born in 1878 - to follow their vocation. Maurice's inclination was music. He started music lessons at the age of seven.  Unlike the parents of other composers, Pierre-Joseph viewed positively the prospect of a musical career and sent Maurice to the France's most important musical college, the Conservatoire de Paris in 1889. In the same year, the Paris Exhibition brought toget

Beethoven - Introduction

Marble bust of Beethoven


Ludwig van Beethoven's work has remained unwavering at the top of the art of sounds since its birth. No one dared to question the value of his masterpieces.

The uniqueness of the German composer is not without cause. It was he who first opposed the necessity of the rules of classicism, he was the one who reversed the hierarchy of reason and emotion in the music.

His music nourished by the impulsive tendencies of a fiery temper inspired the aesthetic that was meant to dominate throughout the 19th century. The musical romance saw his birth secreted by his own automatic stylus.

His music is an unrepeatable happy essay made up of an unhappy man. In the desperation caused to him by the impracticality of his emotional desires, the mental pain was brought to an end by the awareness of the coming toatl deafness.

His inability to hear the sounds of nature, the sounds of life, the sounds of his own music did not prevent him from drawing his precious works with exquisite musical reflections, whose origins must be sought beyond human imagination. He was rightly called the "Titan of Music"!



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