Maurice Ravel

451px-Maurice_Ravel_1925Maurice Ravel has been my favorite composer for many years. Studying his life and music has been a real passion for me.

I have visited Ravel’s house (museum) in Montfort L’Amaury, which is 50 km from Paris, several times. I own 23 different books in English about Maurice Ravel’s life and music.

There is one Ravel quote in particular that I very much like and can relate to exactly.

“Yet all of life’s pleasure consists of getting a little closer to perfection, and expressing life’s mysterious thrill a little better.”

Public domain photo of Ravel courtesy of Wiki Commons.