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Ravel's Illness

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Ravel's Illness

Ravel's Illness

Ravel's Illness

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NPR's Joe Palca reports on composer Maurice Ravel's brain. Doctors are arguing over whether his dementia was a sort of inspiration behind the repetitive, hypnotic orchestration of his masterpiece, Bolero.