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Prelude to

Prelude to "The Afternoon of a Faun"

Norton Critical Scores

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Published: 1st November 1970
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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.

Prefacep. vii
The History of the Poem and the Musicp. 3
The Text of Mallarme's Poemp. 21
The Score of Debussy's Preludep. 31
Textual Notep. 64
Analysis
Toward an Analytical Appreciationp. 71
Backgrounds and Sources
[Wagner, Poetry, and Music]p. 99
[An American at Mallarme's Salons, 1889-92]p. 101
From The Evolution of Literaturep. 107
From Music and Literaturep. 112
From Crisis in Poetryp. 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
Bibliographyp. 166
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ISBN: 9780393099393
ISBN-10: 0393099393
Series: Norton Critical Scores
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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