The Great Composer Quiz – June 23, 2020
The home-schooled Great Composer who was left to choose his own curriculum and wound up making it all music all the time, to the point where he never learned calculus.
The answer is Maurice Ravel.
Pictured: The Ravel Family. Pierre-Joseph Ravel, distinguished engineer, inventor and manufacturer gave his sons the only education they received in their youth. Standing before Father Ravel is Maurice, age eleven. Marie is said to have been mostly illiterate, but she sang Basque lullabies to Maurice most nights of his youth. Édouard, future engineer, is on the left.