Much of the information on this website is quoted from other sources, and I am indebted to all of them. I have endeavoured to observe the principles of fair dealing in making quotations, and in cases of doubt permission has been sought from copyright holders. All sources used have full references in the Bibliography. Most of the photographs are my own; those which others have kindly given me permission to use are individually acknowledged, and a few are from other sources which I believe to be in the public domain. I shall be grateful for notification of any outstanding problems regarding permissions.

The Maison musée de Maurice Ravel at Montfort l'Amaury has been a particular source of material and ideas, and the friendly and knowledgable staff who care for it and receive its visitors deserve the warmest appreciation.

Christopher Pressler is the joint initiator of this website, and his help and enthusiasm have been indispensable.

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