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The Resource The art of French piano music : Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Chabrier, Roy Howat

The art of French piano music : Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Chabrier, Roy Howat

Label
The art of French piano music : Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Chabrier
Title
The art of French piano music
Title remainder
Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Chabrier
Statement of responsibility
Roy Howat
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An essential resource for scholars and performers, this study by a world-renowned specialist illuminates the piano music of four major French composers, in comparative and reciprocal context. Howat explores the musical language and artistic ethos of this repertoire, juxtaposing structural analysis with editorial and performing issues. He also relates his four composers historically and stylistically to such predecessors as Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, the French harpsichord school, and Russian and Spanish music. Challenging long-held assumptions about performance practice, Howat elucidates the rhythmic vitality and invention inherent in French music. In granting Fauré and Chabrier equal consideration with Debussy and Ravel, he redresses a historic imbalance and reshapes our perceptions of this entire musical tradition. Outstanding historical documentation and analysis are supported by Howat's direct references to performing traditions shaped by the composers themselves. The book balances accessibility with scholarly and analytic rigor, combining a lifetime's scholarship with practical experience of teaching and the concert platform [Publisher's description]
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Howat, Roy
Dewey number
786.2092244
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML724
LC item number
.H6 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Debussy, Claude
  • Debussy, Claude
  • Ravel, Maurice
  • Ravel, Maurice
  • Fauré, Gabriel
  • Fauré, Gabriel
  • Chabrier, Emmanuel
  • Chabrier, Emmanuel
  • Piano music
  • Piano music
  • Debussy, Claude
  • Ravel, Maurice
  • Fauré, Gabriel
  • Chabrier, Emmanuel
  • Chabrier, Emmanuel
  • Debussy, Claude
  • Fauré, Gabriel
  • Ravel, Maurice
  • Debussy, Claude
  • Ravel, Maurice
  • Fauré, Gabriel
  • Chabrier, Emmanuel
  • Piano, Musique de
  • MUSIC / Musical Instruments / Piano & Keyboard
  • MUSIC / Printed Music / Percussion
  • Piano music
  • Piano music
  • France
  • Pianomuziek
  • Klaviermusik
  • Frankrijk
Label
The art of French piano music : Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Chabrier, Roy Howat
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-388) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The exactitude of musical 'Impressionism' (Painting in sound ; Painting in musical structure (1) : Debussy's Preludes ; Painting in musical structure (2) : Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit ; Shapes and forms ; Reflets dans l'eau', Hokusai, Edgar Allan Poe and Leonardo of Pisa) -- Musical roots and antecedents (Chopin's legacy ; 'Musique adorable ': à la découverte d'Emmanuel Chabrier ; Debussy and the Orient ; The exotic via Russia and Spain ; The clavecinistes ; Romanticism) -- Fresh perspectives (Rhythmic games in Ravel ; Rhythmic games in Chabrier ; Repertoire discoveries) -- At the keyboard (What do we interpret? ; Editions and what they can't quite tell us ; Rhythm, tempo, dance and humour ; A fresh look at Gabriel Fauré ; Orchestral thinking and the pedals ; Body language and the piano ; The composer as pianist) -- Appendices ('Facilement, facilement' : finding technical ease ; Glosses on titles and musical allusions ; Composers' surviving instruments and recordings ; Brief summary of critical editions ; Locations of musical manuscripts discussed)
Control code
959554498
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 400 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300159776
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, music.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959554498
Label
The art of French piano music : Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Chabrier, Roy Howat
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-388) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The exactitude of musical 'Impressionism' (Painting in sound ; Painting in musical structure (1) : Debussy's Preludes ; Painting in musical structure (2) : Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit ; Shapes and forms ; Reflets dans l'eau', Hokusai, Edgar Allan Poe and Leonardo of Pisa) -- Musical roots and antecedents (Chopin's legacy ; 'Musique adorable ': à la découverte d'Emmanuel Chabrier ; Debussy and the Orient ; The exotic via Russia and Spain ; The clavecinistes ; Romanticism) -- Fresh perspectives (Rhythmic games in Ravel ; Rhythmic games in Chabrier ; Repertoire discoveries) -- At the keyboard (What do we interpret? ; Editions and what they can't quite tell us ; Rhythm, tempo, dance and humour ; A fresh look at Gabriel Fauré ; Orchestral thinking and the pedals ; Body language and the piano ; The composer as pianist) -- Appendices ('Facilement, facilement' : finding technical ease ; Glosses on titles and musical allusions ; Composers' surviving instruments and recordings ; Brief summary of critical editions ; Locations of musical manuscripts discussed)
Control code
959554498
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 400 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300159776
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, music.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959554498

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