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The Cambridge companion to Ravel

Author: Deborah Mawer
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge companions to music; (The Cambridge companions to music).; (The Cambridge companions complete collection).
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Nachdr.]View all editions and formats
Publication:Cambridge companion to Ravel.
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This Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to the life, music and compositional aesthetic of French composer Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Leading international scholars offer a powerful reassessment of this most private and elusive musician, examining his work in detail within its cultural context. Supported by many music examples, the volume explores the full range of Ravel's work - piano repertory, chamber  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Mawer
ISBN: 0521640261 0521648564 9780521640268 9780521648561
OCLC Number: 772675418
Reproduction Notes: Online-Ausg. New York : Cambridge Collections Online, 2011. online-Ressource. (The Cambridge companions to music). (The Cambridge companions complete collection).
Description: XV, 294 Seiten : Notenbeispiele
Contents: List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Chronology of Ravel's life and career; Note on the text; Introduction Deborah Mawer; Part I. Cultural and Aesthetic: 1. History and homage Barbara L. Kelly; 2. Evocations of exoticism Robert Orledge; 3. Musical objects and machines Deborah Mawer; Part II. Musical Explorations: 4. Ravel and the piano Roy Howat; 5. Harmony in the chamber music Mark DeVoto; 6. Ravel and the orchestra Michael Russ; 7. Ballet and the apotheosis of the dance Deborah Mawer; 8. Vocal music and the lures of exoticism and irony Peter Kaminsky; 9. Ravel's operatic spectacles: L'Heure and L'Enfant Richard Langham Smith; Part III. Performance and Reception: 10. Performing Ravel: style and practice in early recordings Ronald Woodley; 11. Ravel and the twentieth century Roger Nichols; Appendix: Early reception of Ravel's music (1899-1939) Roger Nichols and Deborah Mawer; Notes; Select bibliography; Index of names and works.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music; (The Cambridge companions to music).; (The Cambridge companions complete collection).
Other Titles: Ravel
Responsibility: edited by Deborah Mawer.

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This Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to the life, music and compositional aesthetic of French composer Maurice Ravel. Leading scholars offer a powerful reassessment of this most  Read more...

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'... this is a welcome, timely and very carefully edited book. It includes a high proportion of successful essays ...'. Nigel Simeone, The Musical Times "Mawer's excellent volume brings together Read more...

 
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