Ravel in Montfort-l’Amaury
The series about historical places of opera art & culture. Get to know exciting excursion and travel ideas for opera lovers. This time: Ravel in Montfort-l’Amaury.
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Maurice Ravel in Montfort-l Amaury
In 1921, the 46-year-old Ravel bought a house in this village. He wanted to escape the noise of the capital Paris. He who had lived for a long time with his mother and later with his brother was a loner (probably a repressed homosexuality) and he found here the peace to compose.
It was in this house that he composed his most famous orchestral works, such as the Boléro and his two piano concertos (one of which was for the left hand alone).
Destination Musée Maurice Ravel
The house is now a pretty little museum that can be visited only by appointment and as part of a guided tour. The visit is highly recommended.
The Ravel House:
A glance into the museum: