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Debussy : La Mer - Simon Trezise

Paperback Published: 3rd April 1995
ISBN: 9780521446563
Number Of Pages: 124

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La Mer stands at the center of Debussy's achievement. Described by the composer as "a seascape without figures," it is arguably the greatest and most original French symphony. In this study, La Mer is considered in the context of Debussy's personal and musical development. Detailed discussion of performance styles draw on current recordings, and two analytical chapters trace the growth of ideas through the work. Studies of rhythm, motif and tonality show how Debussy generates "narratives" across the three movements.

"With its many examples of music, six pages of footnotes, and select bibliography, this is a very rewarding study of a complex work that has profoundly affected the music of our century." Choice "This book certainly will appeal to the audience of knowledgeable music lovers for which it is intended, and it should be required reading for conductors. For this reason it will be of interest to general libraries and music-trade professionals." Richard S. Parks, Book Reviews

Preface, acknowledgements, notes on editions and references, piano arrangements
Debussy: 1903+1905
La Mer in performance
The 'invisible sentiments of nature'
Genre and style
Material and 'immaterial' music
Selected bibliography
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521446563
ISBN-10: 0521446562
Series: Cambridge Music Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 124
Published: 3rd April 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.22  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.17