Music example and charts illustrate the analyses, and each essay is fully annotated by the editor. In some cases, the results of original research by the editor or by others working in the field are published here for the first time. Much of the material has never before appeared in English.
A score embodying the best available musical text.
Historical background-what is known of the circumstances surrounding the origin of the work, including (where relevant) original source material.
A detailed analysis of the music, by the editor of the volume or another well-known scholar.
Other significant analytic essays and critical comments, exposing the student to a variety of opinions about the music.
|The History of the Poem and the Music||p. 3|
|The Text of Mallarme's Poem||p. 21|
|The Score of Debussy's Prelude||p. 31|
|Textual Note||p. 64|
|Toward an Analytical Appreciation||p. 71|
|Backgrounds and Sources|
|[Wagner, Poetry, and Music]||p. 99|
|[An American at Mallarme's Salons, 1889-92]||p. 101|
|From The Evolution of Literature||p. 107|
|From Music and Literature||p. 112|
|From Crisis in Poetry||p. 115|
|[Impressionism and After]||p. 123|
|[Suggestive Art]||p. 125|
|[Decadence and Neo-Traditionalism]||p. 126|
|[Notes on Debussy's Conversations with Ernest Guiraud]||p. 128|
|[Letters to Ernest Chausson]||p. 132|
|[The "First Stage" of the Faun]||p. 137|
|[The First Performance of the Faun]||p. 138|
|[Letter to Debussy]||p. 141|
|[The Circle Is Now Complete]||p. 142|
|Criticism and Analysis|
|[Seeking the Exceptional]||p. 145|
|[A Style of His Own]||p. 147|
|[Letter to Maurice Emmanuel]||p. 149|
|[Reviews of Debussy's Music]||p. 151|
|[A Jewel Among Masterpieces]||p. 157|
|[Modern Music Begins]||p. 160|
|[An Experiment Crowned with Success]||p. 162|
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Series: Norton Critical Scores
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st November 1970
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.98 x 15.47 x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1