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

Liszt - Liebestraum No.3 in A-flat Major

Liszt composed three songs called Liebestraume (Dreams of Love). He transcribed them for piano in 1850, describing them as "nocturnes", in the manner and style of Chopin

This third Liebestraume is one of the most beloved romantic compositions for solo piano.

This famous pianistic composition begins with a flowing melody played on the substrate of a cellar accompanying grab of the left hand. After a repetition, the melody is driven to a more fervent escalation and follows a part with wonderful flow.

The original melody reappears and its last fleeting notes bode well for the fond memory of a wonderful dream.




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