Gabriel Faure http://wrti.org en Mostly Ravel on Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: August 4th, 5 pm http://wrti.org/post/mostly-ravel-discoveries-fleisher-collection-august-4th-5-pm <p>This time, he&rsquo;d show them. The Paris Conservatoire accepted Ravel as a piano student at age 16, and even though he won a piano competition, more than anything he wanted to compose. But the Conservatory was a hard place. He never won the fugue prize, never won the composition prize, never won anything for writing music and they sent him packing. Twice. He studied with the great Gabriel Fauré, in school and out, but he just couldn&rsquo;t make any headway with the ruling musical authorities.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:45:21 +0000 Kile Smith 4219 at http://wrti.org Mostly Ravel on Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: August 4th, 5 pm