Maurice Ravel Famous Quotes & Sayings

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16 Maurice Ravel Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Maurice Ravel Sayings: I did my work slowly, drop by drop. I tore it out of me by I did my work slowly, drop by drop. I tore it out of me by pieces.
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Maurice Ravel Sayings: I do not ask for my music to be interpreted, but only for it to I do not ask for my music to be interpreted, but only for it to be played.
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Maurice Ravel Sayings: Does it not occur to people that I might be artificial by nature? Does it not occur to people that I might be artificial by nature?
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Maurice Ravel Sayings: I am not one of the great composers. All the great have produced enormously. There I am not one of the great composers. All the great have produced enormously. There is everything in their work - the best and the worst, but there is always quantity. But I have written relatively little.
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Maurice Ravel Sayings: We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work of art.
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Maurice Ravel Sayings: Tell me that not everything I wrote was bad. Tell me that not everything I wrote was bad.
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Maurice Ravel Sayings: If he'd been making shell-cases during the war it might have been better for music. If he'd been making shell-cases during the war it might have been better for music.
Maurice Ravel Sayings: My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation.
Maurice Ravel Sayings: You might lose your spontaneity and, instead of composing first-rate Gershwin, end up with second You might lose your spontaneity and, instead of composing first-rate Gershwin, end up with second rate Ravel.
Maurice Ravel Sayings: The only love affair I have ever had was with music. The only love affair I have ever had was with music.
Maurice Ravel Sayings: To George Gershwin, on refusinghim as a pupil: You would only lose the spontaneous quality To George Gershwin, on refusinghim as a pupil: You would only lose the spontaneous quality of your melody, and end by writing bad Ravel.
Maurice Ravel Sayings: Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second. Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second.
Maurice Ravel Sayings: Remember that I wrote a pavane for a dead princess, and not a dead pavane Remember that I wrote a pavane for a dead princess, and not a dead pavane for a princess!
Maurice Ravel Sayings: For Debussy the musician and the man I have had profound admiration, but by nature For Debussy the musician and the man I have had profound admiration, but by nature I'm different from him. I think I have always personally followed a direction opposed to that of the symbolism of Debussy.
Maurice Ravel Sayings: Why become a second-rate Ravel when you're already a first-rate Gershwin? Why become a second-rate Ravel when you're already a first-rate Gershwin?
Maurice Ravel Sayings: I begin by considering an effect. I begin by considering an effect.