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

Author/creator Howat, Roy
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoNew Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, ©2009.
Descriptionxvi, 400 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm
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)
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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. [377]-388) and index.
LCCN 2009920775
ISBN9780300145472 (hbk.)
ISBN0300145470 (hbk.)

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