Maurice Ravel: The animated version

Maurice Ravel: The animated version


norman lebrecht

July 03, 2021

One of the most private, sedate composers has been subjected to animation.

Looks good, but it is anywhere near any known truth?


  • The View from America says:

    It’s titled “Ravel Unraveled.”

  • Jan Kaznowski says:

    Appearance-wise, it’s like he mixed Ravel up with Debussy or Dukas

  • Patrick says:

    Lovely recording, makes me want to purchase entire album.

  • Concertgebouw79 says:

    yes… better to read the book of Jean Echenoz

  • E says:

    I like this!

  • Gary Freer says:

    Well he was subjected to ice dancing and that seemed to go well

  • John W. Norvis says:

    What’s the matter? Too much diversity for you?

  • Larry W says:

    This video is called Journey of the Pantoum, and the movement is titled Pantoum. As for known truths, we know Ravel was consumed by the impending war and enlisted as soon as he completed the Piano Trio. The brilliant animation provides a sense of what Ravel may have been thinking as he put the work together in only five weeks. The playing is fantastic.

  • Westfan says:

    I enjoyed this, both the animation and the music. But then Ravel is sublime.

    • John Borstlap says:

      Ravel always was, in his quiet manner. The music has never grown old or outdated, ‘in spite of’ being ‘traditional’ and at a distance of ‘modernism’.

  • V.Lind says: