Debussy: the Quiet Revolutionary

ISBN-10: 1574671537

ISBN-13: 9781574671537

Edition: 2007

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Description: Debussy's music, some of the greatest composed in the twentieth century, also ranks among the century's most challenging. His influence on other composers was enormous: Bartok, Stravinsky, Webern, Boulez, and Messaien all freely acknowledged their debt to their groundbreaking predecessor. Author Victor Lederer explores the extraordinary sophistication and refinement of Debussy's music, pointing out subtleties that otherwise could take years of careful listening to fully appreciate. He shows how the composer developed his own unmistakable sound from a variety of musical inspirations, including folk, medieval, the musical languages of Spain and Java, as well as the seventeenth-century French clavecinistes and his musical ancestor and idol, Chopin. Lederer also illustrates how Debussy's exquisite music, with its shimmering tonalities and bold harmonies, parallels the impressionist movement in painting. An accompanying full-length CD includes selections from the maestro's masterworks.

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 3/1/2007
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 148
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Listening to Debussy
His Life
The Music for Orchestra, 1887-99
Pour le Piano I: The Early Works for Keyboard
The Great Opera
Pout le Piano II: Masterpieces of the Middle Years
The Music for Orchestra After 1900
Pour le Piano III: The Preludes
Pour le Piano IV: The Late Works
The Songs
The Chamber Works
The Quiet Revolutionary
Selected Bibliography
CD Track Listing
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