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Cambridge Companions to Music : The Cambridge Companion to Debussy - Simon Trezise

Cambridge Companions to Music

The Cambridge Companion to Debussy

By: Simon Trezise (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th October 2003
ISBN: 9780521654784
Number Of Pages: 348

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Often considered the father of twentieth-century music, Debussy was a visionary whose influence is still felt. This book offers a wide-ranging series of essays on Debussy the man, the musician and composer. It contains new insights into his character, his relationship to his Parisian environment and his musical works across all genres, with challenging views on the roles of nature and eroticism in his life and music. His music is considered through the characteristic themes of sonority, rhythm, tonality and form, with closing chapters considering the performance and reception of his music in the first years of the new century and our view of Debussy today as a major force in Western culture. This comprehensive view of Debussy is written by a team of specialists for students and informed music lovers.

'The volume contains some illuminating information on Debussy. The volume also brings forward the rich resource of Debussy's critical writings. ... contains all the material for an alternative approach to Debussy research.' Nineteenth-Century Music Review
"...offers something for Debussy enthusiasts old and new. Beyond this, the wide range of cultural and analytical topics, and their relevance to twentieth-century music history generally, should attract the attention of a wide audience." NOTES
"For those who have been enchanted and intrigued by Debussy's music, this book will only deepen their fascination with his work." Music Educators Journal, Doug Martin

List of contributors
Chronology of Debussy's life and works
Note on the text
Introduction Simon Trezise
Man, Musician and Culture
Debussy the man Robert Orledge
Debussy's Parisian affiliations Barbara L. Kelly
Debussy as musician and critic Deirdre Donnellon
Musical Explorations
Debussy on stage David Grayson
The prosaic Debussy Roger Nichols
Debussy and expression Nigel Simeone
Exploring the erotic in Debussy's music Julie McQuinn
Debussy and nature Caroline Potter
Musical Techniques
Debussy's tonality: a formal perspective Boyd Pomeroy
The Debussy sound: colour, texture, gesture Mark DeVoto
Music's inner dance: form, pacing and complexity in Debussy's music Richard S. Parks
Debussy's 'rhythmicised time' Simon Trezise
Performance and Assessment
Debussy in performance Charles Timbrell
Debussy now Arnold Whittall
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ISBN: 9780521654784
ISBN-10: 0521654785
Series: Cambridge Companions to Music
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 7th October 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.6