Ballet Performance | Ravel's Bolero

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In summary, boleros are a genre of music that originated from the one-movement orchestral work composed by Maurice Ravel, known for its gradual increase in volume and intensity. Many people only know it as a particular piece by Ravel, but it is actually a whole genre with a rich history and cultural significance. It has also been used in various events and settings, making it a well-known and powerful piece of music.
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Lnewqban said:

Interesting! I never knew bolero was a whole genre, I only knew it as a particular piece by Ravel.


A Google search for bolero has an entry:

What is bolero famous for?
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Boléro, one-movement orchestral work composed by Maurice Ravel and known for beginning softly and ending, according to the composer's instructions, as loudly as possible.


I once lived just far enough from my workplace that the drive time was the same as the Ravel piece. The way it builds over the 15 minutes coincided nicely, and effectively, with waking up by the time I got to the office!
 
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I thought it was just one classical piece too. Everyone in the UK associated that music with one event after 1984. It is still very moving watching it just now.

 

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