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Claude Debussy : Pelleas et Melisande - Roger Nichols

Claude Debussy

Pelleas et Melisande

Paperback Published: 26th June 1989
ISBN: 9780521314466
Number Of Pages: 220

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This first comprehensive guide to Debussy's only completed opera, Pelleas et Melisande 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.

List of illustrationsp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. viii
The play and its playwrightp. 1
The opera: genesis and sourcesp. 30
Synopsisp. 62
Motives and symbolsp. 78
Tonalities of darkness and lightp. 107
Pelleas in performance I - a historyp. 140
Pelleas in performance II - ideals and enigmasp. 169
Appendixp. 184
Notesp. 187
Select bibliographyp. 198
Discographyp. 204
Indexp. 206
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ISBN: 9780521314466
ISBN-10: 0521314461
Series: Cambridge Opera Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 26th June 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 13.87  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.32