In the late 1920s, the friends of the French composer and pianist Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) were becoming concerned about the musician’s mental health. Ravel was growing increasingly absent-minded, and his musical scores and letters had started to display uncharacteristic spelling errors. It was during this time period, when Ravel was 53 years old, that he composed his most famous work: Boléro. Full story.
Susana Martinez-Conde (Scientific American) / September 28, 2018