By Maurice Ravel

Composer : Maurice Ravel
Title : Bolero
Period : Impressionism | French Music
Piccolo Trumpet in D | Bolero is a one-movement orchestral piece by the French composer Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein, the piece, which premiered in 1928, is Ravel's most famous musical composition. Before Bolero, Ravel had composed large-scale ballets (such as Daphnis et Chloe, composed for the Ballets Russes 1909-1912), suites for the ballet (e.g. the second orchestral version of Ma mere l'oye, 1912), and one-movement dance pieces (for example La valse, 1906-1920).