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The Cambridge companion to Ravel

Author: Deborah Mawer
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Cambridge companions to music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the life, music and compositional aesthetic of French composer Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). It reassesses this private and elusive musician, examining his work in detail within its cultural context.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Maurice Ravel; Maurice Ravel; Maurice Ravel; Maurice Ravel; Maurice Ravel; Maurice Ravel
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Mawer
ISBN: 0521640261 9780521640268 0521648564 9780521648561
OCLC Number: 42391593
Description: xv, 294 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: History and homage / Barbara L. Kelly --
Evocations of exoticism / Robert Orledge --
Musical objects and machines / Deborah Mawer --
Ravel and the piano / Roy Howat --
Harmony in the chamber music / Mark DeVoto --
Ravel and the orchestra / Michael Russ --
Ballet and the apotheosis of the dance / Deborah Mawer --
Vocal music and the lures of exoticism and irony / Peter Kaminsky --
Ravel's operatic spectacles : L'Heure and L'Enfant / Richard Langham Smith --
Performing Ravel : style and practice in the early recordings / Ronald Woodley --
Ravel and the twentieth century / Roger Nichols --
Early reception of Ravel's music (1899-1939) / Roger Nichols and Deborah Mawer.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music.
Responsibility: edited by Deborah Mawer.
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