I have stated previously that Maurice Ravel is my favorite composer. On March 7 of this year it will be 151 years since his birth. Ravel was born in 1875 and passed in 1937. In my opinion Ravel was the “Mozart” of the early 20th century.
For those who have not sampled Ravel’s music I would suggest “Valses nobles et sentimentales.” There are both orchestral versions of this work (Ravel was a brilliant at orchestration) and solo piano versions including a piano performance by the composer himself.