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Debussy Studies

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Myriam Chiménes, David Grayson, Denis Herlin, Roy Howat, Jean-Michel Nectoux, Roger Nichols, Robert Orledge, Marie Rolf, Richard Langham Smith
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  • Date Published: October 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521121613

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  • This collection of essays on Debussy's life and music is aimed at both the music lover and a specialist readership. Many of the contributors to the current volume have worked on various pieces in the long-overdue complete edition, and the significance of their research is presented here. Topics include an examination of Debussy's working methods, his visual tastes, his reception in England, aspects of performance practice, as well as studies of his libretti and his relationship to the poet Stéphane Mallarmé.

    • Presents musical and biographical information, contributing significantly to our knowledge of Debussy
    • The book is rich in previously unpublished facsimiles and other illustrative material
    • Contains insights on Debussy's artistic tastes and his response to literature
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    "This admirable book, so careful in its translations, editing, and presentation, belongs in the hands of every student of early-twentieth-century music." James R. Briscoe, Notes

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    • Date Published: October 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521121613
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The definition of timbre in the process of composition of Jeux
    2. Waiting for Golaud: the concept of time in Pelléas
    3. Sirens in the labyrinth: amendments in Debussy's Nocturnes
    4. Debussy's piano music: sources and performance
    5. Portrait of the artist as Roderick Usher
    6. The reception of Debussy's music in Britain up to 1914
    7. Debussy and Satie
    8. Semantic and structural issues in Debussy's Mallarmé songs
    9. 'La jeunesse du Cid': a mislaid act in Rodrigue et Chimène?

  • Editor

    Richard Langham Smith, University of Exeter

    Contributors

    Myriam Chiménes, David Grayson, Denis Herlin, Roy Howat, Jean-Michel Nectoux, Roger Nichols, Robert Orledge, Marie Rolf, Richard Langham Smith

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