Images The Piano Music of Claude Debussy

ISBN-10: 1574670689
ISBN-13: 9781574670684
Edition: 1996
Authors: Paul Roberts
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Description: Paul Roberts uses his love and understanding of the repertoire and his musical imagination to probe the sources of Debussy's artistic inspiration, relating the Impressionist titles to the artistic and literary ferment of fin-de-siecle Paris.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 372
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Paul Roberts uses his love and understanding of the repertoire and his musical imagination to probe the sources of Debussy's artistic inspiration, relating the Impressionist titles to the artistic and literary ferment of fin-de-siecle Paris.

Paul Roberts is the author of The End of Oil and The End of Food. As a journalist, his writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the New Republic, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and elsewhere. He was a finalist for a National Magazine Award in 1999, and for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award in 2005. Roberts appears regularly on TV and radio. He lives in Washington State.

Foreword
Preface
Debussy's Works for Piano
Introduction: Les Imagesp. 1
Impressionist or Symbolist?p. 15
Three Japanese Printsp. 45
Correspondances: Debussy and Baudelairep. 71
Watteau, Verlaine, and the Fete Galantep. 87
Impressionism and Realism: Debussy's Realitesp. 113
Music and Painting: Visual Stimulus in Fin-de-Siecle Parisp. 125
The Origins of a Style: The Javanese Gamelanp. 153
Debussy and the Virtuosop. 177
Humor and Childhood: The Interrupted Serenadep. 201
Preludes, Books I and II: The Case for a Complete Performancep. 239
Some Questions of Technique and the Etudesp. 285
Appendixp. 317
Notesp. 329
Glossary of Terms in Debussy's Piano Musicp. 345
Bibliographyp. 353
Indexp. 361
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