La Valse

La Valse

Oil on canvas - 42" x 30"

For "La Valse" by Composer Maurice Ravel

For the titled composition by Composer Claude Debussy

FACT: Did you know that La Valse…is called “The Dance to Death! ” Read why.

Personal quote:

When asked by George Gershwin to take him on as a pupil) Ravel replied, "If I do, you will become second-class. Better that you remain first-class Gershwin."

"We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work of art.” …Ravel on music.

To Ravel, music was a “divertissement de luxe,” a "delicious and perpetually novel pleasure of a useless occupation of tasks.”