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Debussy's Ibéria

Author: Matthew Brown
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Studies in musical genesis and structure.
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"For well over a century musicologists have been fascinated by composers' manuscripts and by the insights they might reveal about the nature of musical composition. This book suggests ways in which Debussy's sketches and drafts may be used to explain how he composed one of his last great symphonic scores: Iberia (from Images for orchestra, 1903-10)."--Jacket.
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Named Person: Claude Debussy; Claude Debussy; Claude Debussy
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Brown
ISBN: 0198161999 9780198161998
OCLC Number: 51022828
Description: xv, 177 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: List of Library Sigla and Bibliographical Abbreviations --
Introduction: Musical Composition and Problem-Solving --
1. Composition History and Musical Sources --
2. Intentional Goals and Historical Constraints --
3. Musical Problems and Search Strategies --
4. 'Par les rues et les chemins' --
5. 'Les Parfums de la nuit' --
6. 'Le Matin d'un jour de fete' --
Conclusion: Sketch Studies and Musical Analysis.
Series Title: Studies in musical genesis and structure.
Responsibility: Matthew Brown.
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Matthew Brown examines Debussy's sketches and drafts to show how the composer wrote one of his last great symphonic scores: Iberia (from Images for orchestra). He describes the work's compositional  Read more...

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