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Ravel

Author: Roger Nichols
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This new biography of Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), by one of the leading scholars of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French music, is based on a wealth of written and oral evidence, some newly translated and some derived from interviews with the composer's friends and associates. As well as describing the circumstances in which Ravel composed, the book explores new evidence to present radical views of the composer's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Maurice Ravel; Maurice Ravel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Nichols
ISBN: 9780300108828 0300108826 9780300187762 0300187769
OCLC Number: 693208384
Description: xiv, 430 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, music ; 25 cm
Contents: 1875/1902 : a dandy blossoms --
1902/1905 : testing the establishment --
1905/1908 : mirrors, birds, and the supernatural --
1908/1911 : a bold operatic conception --
1911/1914 : nobility and sentiment --
1914/1920 : patriotism and loss --
1920/1925 : waltzing towards a love regained --
1925/1928 : jazz, America and the joy of monotony --
1928/1937 : two concertos and a long farewell --
Postlude : the pirate and the clockmaker.
Responsibility: Roger Nichols.

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A biography of Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). As well as describing the circumstances in which Ravel composed, it explores new evidence to present radical views of the composer's background and  Read more...

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"Roger Nichols's new book bids fair to be the best-ever biography of Ravel in English." --Mark DeVoto, "Notes"--Mark DeVoto"Notes" (03/25/2013)

 
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