Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) was a French composer, pianist and conductor. Throughout the 1920s and '30s, he was seen as being France's biggest living composer. Similarly to Claude Debussy, he's often described as an Impressionist composer, despite the fact that he opposed the term. His repetoire includes chamber music, piano concertos, ballet music, operas and songs. His most well-known work is 'Bolero' (1928).