Ravel’s Bolero Now Out Of Copyright

Maurice Ravel’s Bolero, written in 1928 and one of the world’s most recognisable pieces of classical music is out of copyright, and lies in the public domain, which means it is much more likely to be heard in a variety of contexts.

Dreaded by snare drum players the world over, Ravel’s Bolero came to popular attention in 1979 as the soundtrack to the film 10 which starred Bo Derek and Dudley Moore and the music to which Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean performed when they won the gold medal for ice-dancing at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics.

Read more about the fascinating history of this piece.

Click here to read Classic FM’s Guide to playing the snare drum in Ravel’s Bolero.



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