Revel in Ravel's Repetition

Bolero has been stuck in my head for the past couple days.

You can download a recording of Bolero here. Bolero was one of Maurice Ravel’s last compositions, and is of a very different nature from his earlier work. This Radiolab podcast postulates that Ravel suffered from frontotemporal dementia. The podcast draws a parallel between the end of Ravel’s life, and the life of biologist-turned-painter Anne Adams. See some of her paintings here.

Will Rosenbaum

Saarbrücken, Germany

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