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The Resource Rethinking Debussy, edited by Elliott Antokoletz, Marianne Wheeldon

Rethinking Debussy, edited by Elliott Antokoletz, Marianne Wheeldon

Label
Rethinking Debussy
Title
Rethinking Debussy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elliott Antokoletz, Marianne Wheeldon
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Composer, pianist, and critic Claude Debussy's musical aesthetic represents the single most powerful influence on international musical developments during the long fin de siècle period. The development of Debussy's musical language and style was affected by the international political pressures of his time, beginning with the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 and the rise of the new Republic in France, and was also related to the contemporary philosophical conceptualization of what constituted art. The Debussy idiom exemplifies the ways in which various disciplines - musical, literary, artistic, philosophical, and psychological - can be incorporated into a single, highly-integrated artistic conception. Rethinking Debussy draws together separate areas of Debussy research into a lucid perspective that reveals the full significance of the composer's music and thought in relation to the broader cultural, intellectual, and artistic issues of the twentieth century. Ranging from new biographical information to detailed interpretations of Debussy's music, the volume offers significant multidisciplinary insight into Debussy's music and musical life, as well as the composer's influence on the artistic developments that followed. Chapters include: "Russian Imprints in Debussy's Piano Music"; "Music as Encoder of the Unconscious in Pelléas et Mélisande"; "An Artist High and Low, or Debussy and Money"; "Debussy's Ideal Pelléas and the Limits of Authorial Intent"; "Debussy in Daleville: Toward Early Modernist Hearing in the United States"; and more. Rethinking Debussy will appeal to students and scholars of French music, opera, and modernism, and literary and French studies scholars, particularly concerned with Symbolism and theatre. General readers will be drawn to the book as well, particularly to chapters focusing on Debussy's finances, dramatic works, and reception [Publisher description]
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
780.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.D28
LC item number
R48 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Antokoletz, Elliott
  • Wheeldon, Marianne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Debussy, Claude
Label
Rethinking Debussy, edited by Elliott Antokoletz, Marianne Wheeldon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Debussy's Music and Its Contexts -- Part I: Early Encounters -- 1. Debussy's Rites of Spring / Marie Rolf -- 2. Russian Imprints in Debussy's Piano Music / Roy Howart -- Part II: New Perspectives on Pelléas et Mélisande -- 3. Mélisande's Charm and the Truth of Her Music / Jann Pasler -- 4. "Aimer ainsi": Rekindling the Lamp in Pelléas / Richard Langham Smith -- 5. Debussy's Ideal Pelléas and the Limits of Authorial Intent / David Grayson -- 6. Music as Encoder of the Unconscious in Pelléas et Mélisande / Elliott Antokoletz -- Part III: Career and Creativity -- 7. An Artist High and Low, or, Debussy and Money / Denis Herlin -- 8. "Destiny Should Allow Me to Finish It": The Problems Involved in the Reconstruction and Orchestration of The Fall of the House of Usher (1908-1917) / Robert Orledge -- Part IV: Reception Histories -- 9. Debussy in Daleville: toward Early Modernist Hearing in the United States / James R. Briscoe -- 10. Tombeau de Claude Debussy : The Early Reception of the Late Works / Marianne Wheeldon
Control code
624048834
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 289 pages
Isbn
9780199755646
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010020435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)624048834
Label
Rethinking Debussy, edited by Elliott Antokoletz, Marianne Wheeldon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Debussy's Music and Its Contexts -- Part I: Early Encounters -- 1. Debussy's Rites of Spring / Marie Rolf -- 2. Russian Imprints in Debussy's Piano Music / Roy Howart -- Part II: New Perspectives on Pelléas et Mélisande -- 3. Mélisande's Charm and the Truth of Her Music / Jann Pasler -- 4. "Aimer ainsi": Rekindling the Lamp in Pelléas / Richard Langham Smith -- 5. Debussy's Ideal Pelléas and the Limits of Authorial Intent / David Grayson -- 6. Music as Encoder of the Unconscious in Pelléas et Mélisande / Elliott Antokoletz -- Part III: Career and Creativity -- 7. An Artist High and Low, or, Debussy and Money / Denis Herlin -- 8. "Destiny Should Allow Me to Finish It": The Problems Involved in the Reconstruction and Orchestration of The Fall of the House of Usher (1908-1917) / Robert Orledge -- Part IV: Reception Histories -- 9. Debussy in Daleville: toward Early Modernist Hearing in the United States / James R. Briscoe -- 10. Tombeau de Claude Debussy : The Early Reception of the Late Works / Marianne Wheeldon
Control code
624048834
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 289 pages
Isbn
9780199755646
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010020435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)624048834

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