L’affaire Ravel

For five consecutive years (1900–1905) Ravel tried and failed to win the prestigious Prix de Rome. In 1905 the matter became a matter of public scandal and led to the resignation of the, then, principal of the Conservatoire, Théodore Dubois, and his replacement by Gabriel Fauré. Ravel’s operatic output consists of two one-act works: L’heure espagnole (Spanish […]