Debussy and Ravel by Claude Debussy

Debussy and Ravel
  • Title : Debussy and Ravel
  • Author : Claude Debussy
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  • Pages : 64
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Claude Debussy by François Lesure,Marie Rolf

Claude Debussy
  • Title : Claude Debussy
  • Author : François Lesure,Marie Rolf
  • Publisher : Eastman Studies in Music
  • ISBN Code : 1580469035
  • Pages : 536
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  • Language : English
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English translation and revised edition of the most comprehensive and reliable biography of Claude Debussy.


After Debussy by Julian Johnson

After Debussy
  • Title : After Debussy
  • Author : Julian Johnson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190066822
  • Pages : 396
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  • Language : English
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Classical music shows a close relationship to language, and both musicology and philosophy have tended to approach music from that angle, exploring it in terms of expression, representation, and discourse. This book turns that idea on its head. Focusing on the music of Debussy and its legacy in the century since his death, After Debussy offers a groundbreaking new perspective on twentieth-century music that foregrounds a sensory logic of sound over quasi-linguistic ideas of structure or meaning. Author Julian Johnson argues that Debussy's music exemplifies this idea, influencing the music of successive composers who took up the mantle of emphasizing sound over syntax, sense over signification. In doing so, this music not only anticipates a central problem of contemporary thought--the gap between language and our embodied relation to the world--but also offers a solution. With a readable narrative structure grounded in an impressive body of literature, After Debussy ranges widely across French music, demonstrating the impact of Debussy's music on composers from Faur� and Ravel to Dutilleux, Boulez, Grisey, Murail and Saariaho. It ranges similarly through a set of French writers and philosophers, from Mallarm� and Proust to Merleau-Ponty, Jank�l�vitch, Derrida, Lyotard and Nancy, and even draws from the visual arts to help embody key ideas. In accessibly tackling substantial ideas of both musicology and philosophy, this book not only presents bold new ways of understanding each discipline but also lays the groundwork for exciting new discourse between them.


Debussy's Resonance by François De Médicis,Steven Huebner

Debussy's Resonance
  • Title : Debussy's Resonance
  • Author : François De Médicis,Steven Huebner
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  • ISBN Code : 1580465250
  • Pages : 640
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  • Language : English
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Some of Debussy's most beloved pieces, as well as lesser-known ones from his early years, set in a rich cultural context by leading experts from the English- and French-speaking worlds.


Debussy's Critics by Alexandra Kieffer

Debussy's Critics
  • Title : Debussy's Critics
  • Author : Alexandra Kieffer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190847247
  • Pages : 328
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  • Language : English
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Debussy's Critics: Sound, Affect, and the Experience of Modernism explores the music of Claude Debussy and its early reception in light of the rise of the empirical human sciences in Western Europe around the turn of the twentieth century. In the midst of a sea change in conceptions of the human person, the critics who wrote about Debussy's music in the Parisian press-continually returning to this music's nebulous relationship to sensation and sensibilité-attempted to articulate a music aesthetic appropriate to the fully embodied, material self of psychological modernism. While scholarship on French music in this period has often emphasized its affinities with other art forms, such as Impressionist painting and Symbolist poetry, Debussy's Critics demonstrates that a preoccupation with the specifically sonic materiality of Debussy's music, informed by late nineteenth-century scientific discourses on affect, perception, and cognition, was central to this music's historical intervention. Foregrounding the dynamic exchange between sounds and ideas, this book reveals the disorienting and bewildering experience of listening to Debussy's music, which compelled its early audiences to reimagine the most fundamental premises of the European art-music tradition.


Debussy's Pelléas Et Mélisande by Burton D. Fisher

Debussy's Pelléas Et Mélisande
  • Title : Debussy's Pelléas Et Mélisande
  • Author : Burton D. Fisher
  • Publisher : Opera Journeys Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 110200894X
  • Pages : 32
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  • Language : English
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Album of Claude Debussy masterpieces by Claude Debussy

Album of Claude Debussy masterpieces
  • Title : Album of Claude Debussy masterpieces
  • Author : Claude Debussy
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  • Pages : 64
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Debussy Studies by Richard Langham Smith

Debussy Studies
  • Title : Debussy Studies
  • Author : Richard Langham Smith
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521460903
  • Pages : 235
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  • Language : English
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A collection of essays on Debussy exploring his working methods, visual tastes and his performance practice.


Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy

Clair de Lune
  • Title : Clair de Lune
  • Author : Claude Debussy
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  • Pages : 7
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The Cambridge Companion to Debussy by Simon Trezise,Jonathan Cross,Trezise Simon

The Cambridge Companion to Debussy
  • Title : The Cambridge Companion to Debussy
  • Author : Simon Trezise,Jonathan Cross,Trezise Simon
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521654784
  • Pages : 326
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  • Language : English
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Debussy by Eric Frederick Jensen

Debussy
  • Title : Debussy
  • Author : Eric Frederick Jensen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199730059
  • Pages : 297
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Nearly one hundred years after the death of its composer, the music of Claude Debussy has lost none of its breadth of appeal. With the rare ability to entice listeners on many levels, at its heart lies an engaging simplicity-one which defies traditional analysis and lends mystery to what ultimately is an extremely refined and highly personal approach to composition. Equally fascinating is Debussy's often contradictory personality--at times elusive, but always centered on his devotion to music and his ambition to create a name for himself unlike any other. Author Eric Frederick Jensen provides new insight to the man and the music in this authoritative biography. Although born into poverty, and a failure as a piano student at the Paris Conservatoire, Debussy became the most famous French composer of his day, known for his culture and refinement. His revolutionary music baffled critics but was embraced by audiences. Debussy's scandalous personal life stirred up as much controversy as his music, and his notoriety proved more harmful to his career than the unusual nature of his compositions.Jensen also explores Debussy's relationship to the arts and his career as a music critic. Debussy drew on all of the arts in his development as a composer, including poetry and painting, and his fascination with the arts has often led to his being classified as an Impressionist or Symbolist, two claims which Jensen debunks. One of the finest music critics of his time, Debussy's reviews reveal a great deal not only about his musical taste, but also about what he felt the role and function of music should be. Debussy brings together the most recent biographical research, including a revised catalogue of Debussy's compositions and the first complete edition of his correspondence. With separate, chronological sections on his life and music, Debussy is accessible to the general reader who wishes to focus on his life and personality, while providing detailed discussion of the music to musicians and students.Readership: General readers and scholars of classical music, fin de siècle French music, Debussy, Impressionism; upper level undergraduate and graduate courses.


Debussy Redux by Matthew Brown

Debussy Redux
  • Title : Debussy Redux
  • Author : Matthew Brown
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0253357160
  • Pages : 226
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  • Language : English
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"In a study that is both scholarly and highly entertaining, Matthew Brown explores pop culture's appropriations of Debussy's music in everything from '30s swing tunes, '40s movie scores, '50s lounge/exotica, '70s rock and animation, '80s action films, and Muzak. The book, however, is far more than a compendium of fascinating borrowings. The author uses these musical transfers to tackle some of the most fundamental aesthetic issues relevant to the music of all composers, not just Debussy." David Grayson -- Book jacket.


Debussy by Victor Lederer

Debussy
  • Title : Debussy
  • Author : Victor Lederer
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 9781574671537
  • Pages : 148
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  • Language : English
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(Unlocking the Masters). Victor Lederer explores the sophistication, refinement and inspirations of Debussy's music, pointing out subtleties that otherwise could take years of careful listening to fully appreciate. Includes a full-length CD of the maestro's masterworks.


Debussy by Stephen Walsh

Debussy
  • Title : Debussy
  • Author : Stephen Walsh
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 1524731935
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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One of the most revered composers of the twentieth century, Claude Debussy (1862–1918) achieved the unheard of: he reinvented the language of music without alienating the majority of music lovers. Debussy drove French music into entirely new regions of beauty and excitement at a time when old traditions threatened to stifle it. Yet despite his profound influence on French culture, Debussy’s own life was complicated and often troubled by struggles over money, women, and ill health. Here, Stephen Walsh, acclaimed author of Stravinsky, chronicles both the composer himself and the unique moment in European history that bore him. Walsh’s engagingly original approach is to enrich a lively biography with analyses of Debussy’s music: from his first daring breaks with the rules as a Conservatoire student to his achievements as the greatest French composer of his time.


Debussy by Claude Debussy

Debussy
  • Title : Debussy
  • Author : Claude Debussy
  • Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780739038765
  • Pages : 64
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This collection of Debussy's popular intermediate pieces includes "Clair de lune," "Reverie," "Le petit n�gre," the complete "Children's Corner Suite" and other works. The introductory pages discuss symbolist poetry, French Impressionist painters and Debussy's musical style. A variety of photographs taken throughout the composer's life are also included. The Alfred Masterwork Library CD Editions conveniently combine each exceptional volume with a professionally recorded CD that is sure to inspire artistic performances. 64 pages. Pianist Scott Price is the chair of the Piano Department at the University of South Carolina and holds a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Oklahoma. He has given master classes and recitals throughout the United States and Southeast Asia. His recordings are featured in Alfred's Premier Piano Course.


Berlioz and Debussy by Barbara L. Kelly,Kerry Murphy

Berlioz and Debussy
  • Title : Berlioz and Debussy
  • Author : Barbara L. Kelly,Kerry Murphy
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 9780754653929
  • Pages : 209
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This collection of essays by scholars of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French music has been assembled in homage to the influential and inspirational French musicologist François Lesure who died in 2001. Lesure's immense erudition was legendary and spanned music from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. Two French composers who were particular foci in his scholarship were Berlioz and Debussy and this collection is based on scholarship around these two composers and the sources, contexts and legacies relating to their work.


Debussy by William H. Daly

Debussy
  • Title : Debussy
  • Author : William H. Daly
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  • Pages : 52
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Debussy: Volume 1, 1862-1902 by Edward Lockspeiser

Debussy: Volume 1, 1862-1902
  • Title : Debussy: Volume 1, 1862-1902
  • Author : Edward Lockspeiser
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • ISBN Code : 9780521293419
  • Pages : 291
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  • Language : English
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Debussy and His World by Jane F. Fulcher

Debussy and His World
  • Title : Debussy and His World
  • Author : Jane F. Fulcher
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780691090429
  • Pages : 396
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Claude Debussy's Paris was factionalised, politicised, and litigious. This text aims to capture the complexity of the composer's restless personal and artistic identity within the context of fin-de-siècle Paris.


Debussy's Pelléas Et Mélisande, a Guide to the Opera by Lawrence Gilman

Debussy's Pelléas Et Mélisande, a Guide to the Opera
  • Title : Debussy's Pelléas Et Mélisande, a Guide to the Opera
  • Author : Lawrence Gilman
  • Publisher : New York : G. Schirmer
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  • Pages : 84
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The opera Pelléas et Mélisande is the only complete opera that Debussy composed. The opera was adopted from a play by Maurice Maeterlinck and followed the Symbolist movement of which Debussy is considered a part. The story of the opera follows a love triangle between a young woman named Mélisande and her two suitors, Prince Golaud and his younger brother Pelléas.


Claude Debussy: Pelléas Et Mélisande by Roger Nichols,Richard Langham Smith

Claude Debussy: Pelléas Et Mélisande
  • Title : Claude Debussy: Pelléas Et Mélisande
  • Author : Roger Nichols,Richard Langham Smith
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521314466
  • Pages : 209
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  • Language : English
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This first comprehensive guide to Debussy's only completed opera, Pelléas et Mélisande was written by the leading authorities on French music of the period. As a background to the opera, the authors, together with David Grayson, discuss various aspects of the play. They consider its literary roots, trace its genesis and composition, and illuminate Debussy's compositional strategies. A detailed synopsis of Debussy's musical response to the text forms a central chapter. This is followed by an examination of the symbols and musical motives employed by Debussy as well as an analysis of his themes. The book concludes with a detailed bibliography and a discography.


Debussy Letters by Claude Debussy

Debussy Letters
  • Title : Debussy Letters
  • Author : Claude Debussy
  • Publisher : Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press
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  • Pages : 355
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Claude Debussy by James R. Briscoe,Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe

Claude Debussy
  • Title : Claude Debussy
  • Author : James R. Briscoe,Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe
  • Publisher : New York : Garland Pub.
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 504
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Claude Debussy. 20th Century Composers by Paul Roberts

Claude Debussy. 20th Century Composers
  • Title : Claude Debussy. 20th Century Composers
  • Author : Paul Roberts
  • Publisher : Phaidon Incorporated Limited
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  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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Claude Debussy (1862-1918) was a great harmonic innovator and one of the most original musical voices of the twentieth century. He created fresh, new tonal perspectives without abandoning tonality itself. With a revolutionary sense of instrumental colour and a fleeting, atmospheric sound world, he is often described, rightly or wrongly, as an 'Impressionist' composer. This book presents a clear narrative history of Debussy's life, work and cultural context along with essential reference material and striking illustrations, making it a vital purchase for anyone interested in the composer.


Debussy's Mélisande by Gillian Opstad

Debussy's Mélisande
  • Title : Debussy's Mélisande
  • Author : Gillian Opstad
  • Publisher : Boydell Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 348
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The colourful lives of the three divas who made Debussy's Mélisande their own.


Claude Debussy: Prelude to "the Afternoon of a Faun" by William W. Austin

Claude Debussy: Prelude to
  • Title : Claude Debussy: Prelude to "the Afternoon of a Faun"
  • Author : William W. Austin
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780393021455
  • Pages : 167
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  • Language : English
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Debussy by Edward Lockspeiser

Debussy
  • Title : Debussy
  • Author : Edward Lockspeiser
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  • Pages : 304
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"Claude Debussy as I Knew Him" and Other Writings of Arthur Hartmann by Arthur Hartmann

  • Title : "Claude Debussy as I Knew Him" and Other Writings of Arthur Hartmann
  • Author : Arthur Hartmann
  • Publisher : University Rochester Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781580461047
  • Pages : 339
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  • Language : English
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Edited from mss. in the Hartmann Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia.


Debussy and Octatonic Pitch Structure by Joel Eric Suben

Debussy and Octatonic Pitch Structure
  • Title : Debussy and Octatonic Pitch Structure
  • Author : Joel Eric Suben
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  • Pages : 56
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  • Language : English
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The Genesis of Debussy's Pelléas Et Mélisande by David A. Grayson

The Genesis of Debussy's Pelléas Et Mélisande
  • Title : The Genesis of Debussy's Pelléas Et Mélisande
  • Author : David A. Grayson
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  • Pages : 342
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Debussy and Ravel Vocal Music by Peter Morse

Debussy and Ravel Vocal Music
  • Title : Debussy and Ravel Vocal Music
  • Author : Peter Morse
  • Publisher : Utica, N.Y. : J.F. Weber
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 38
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  • Language : English
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Analysis and Performance Critique of Debussy's Flute Works by Ernestine Whitman

Analysis and Performance Critique of Debussy's Flute Works
  • Title : Analysis and Performance Critique of Debussy's Flute Works
  • Author : Ernestine Whitman
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  • Pages : 236
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  • Language : English
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Debussy and the Veil of Tonality by Mark DeVoto

Debussy and the Veil of Tonality
  • Title : Debussy and the Veil of Tonality
  • Author : Mark DeVoto
  • Publisher : Pendragon Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781576470909
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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This new book on Debussy's music comprises analytical studies of individual works not widely examined previously, including the Fantaisie for piano and orchestra, La demoiselle élue, Nuages, and Gigues. A discussion of the tonal structure of the first movement of La mer finds new relevance in the overused term symphonic in relation to Debussy's position in the history of French orchestral music. An extensive essay documents Debussy's aural images in his propensity for recycling his own musical ideas and quoting the music of other composers. A final lighthearted chapter, Debussy and Ravel: How to Tell Them Apart, systematically addresses this century-old critics' conundrum.


The Piano Music of Claude Debussy by Alfred Cortot

The Piano Music of Claude Debussy
  • Title : The Piano Music of Claude Debussy
  • Author : Alfred Cortot
  • Publisher : London : J.& W. Chester
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 24
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  • Language : English
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The Piano Sonority of Claude Debussy by Virginia Raad

The Piano Sonority of Claude Debussy
  • Title : The Piano Sonority of Claude Debussy
  • Author : Virginia Raad
  • Publisher : Edwin Mellen Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780773491380
  • Pages : 80
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  • Language : English
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A Re-examination of Debussy's Indebtedness to Indonesian Musical Culture by Choon Mee Hong

A Re-examination of Debussy's Indebtedness to Indonesian Musical Culture
  • Title : A Re-examination of Debussy's Indebtedness to Indonesian Musical Culture
  • Author : Choon Mee Hong
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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Beyond Debussy and Ravel by Chieh Jenny Chien

Beyond Debussy and Ravel
  • Title : Beyond Debussy and Ravel
  • Author : Chieh Jenny Chien
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  • Pages : 157
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Musical Impressionism has been most significantly reflected through the works of Claude Debussy (1862-1918) and Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). These two key figures exhibit the essence of this art and their piano music remains substantial, influential, and frequently assigned and played today. Nevertheless, from a pedagogical perspective, important factors required in achieving a successful performance of Debussy and Ravel's piano music--delicate tone production, independent voicing, complicated rhythm, sensitive pedaling, and a knowledgeable view of Impressionism--are musically and technically beyond the limit of early advanced students. This study provides a collection of short piano pieces by nine lesser-known European and American composers--Edward MacDowell (1861-1908), Charles Griffes (1884-1920), Marion Bauer (1887-1955), Cyril Scott (1879-1970), Arnold Bax (1883-1953), Selim Palmgren (1878-1951), Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936), Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) and Federico Mompou (1893-1987). They were influenced by impressionistic aesthetics or composed at one time in an impressionistic manner over a span of their lifetimes and their music provides a bridge to the more advanced impressionistic pieces of Debussy and Ravel for early advanced students. These composers' selected short piano pieces display richly colored sonority through the use of impressionistic techniques such as non-functional harmony (parallel chords and free modulation), exotic setting (e.g. modality, pentatonic and whole-tone scales), ostinato figures, bell-sound imitation, and extended texture. Moreover, personal interpretive elements, such as poetic and folklore references, were incorporated in some piano works of MacDowell, Griffes, Bauer, Scott, and Bax; among them MacDowell and Bax were particularly inspired by Celtic and Nordic materials. Mompou infused Spa nish folklores in his individual naïve style. Most importantly, these selected short piano pieces are approachable and attractive to early advanced pianists. These works, as well as other largely undiscovered impressionistic piano character pieces, ought to be a great source of preliminary repertoire as preparation for the music of Debussy and Ravel.


The Poetic Debussy by Claude Debussy,Margaret G. Cobb

The Poetic Debussy
  • Title : The Poetic Debussy
  • Author : Claude Debussy,Margaret G. Cobb
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  • Pages : 318
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  • Language : English
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This completely revised second edition contains the most recent discoveries in the composer's oeuvre, including a number of hitherto unknown songs. The texts of all Debussy's songs, both in the original French and with revised English translations on the facing page, are collected in chronological order, with notes and location of sources.


Interpreting Debussy by Maurice Dumesnil

Interpreting Debussy
  • Title : Interpreting Debussy
  • Author : Maurice Dumesnil
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  • Pages : 10
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  • Language : English
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The Twentieth-century Musical Language of Claude Debussy by Jeanne C. Lee

The Twentieth-century Musical Language of Claude Debussy
  • Title : The Twentieth-century Musical Language of Claude Debussy
  • Author : Jeanne C. Lee
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 212
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  • Language : English
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