Claude Debussy, Pelléas Et Mélisande

Claude Debussy, Pelléas Et Mélisande

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Cambridge Univ Pr
The first comprehensive guide to Debussy's opera, by three leading authorities on French music.
This first comprehensive guide to Debussy's only completed opera, Pelléas et Mélisande was written by the leading authorities on French music of the period. As a background to the opera, the authors, together with David Grayson, discuss various aspects of the play. They consider its literary roots, trace its genesis and composition, and illuminate Debussy's compositional strategies. A detailed synopsis of Debussy's musical response to the text forms a central chapter. This is followed by an examination of the symbols and musical motives employed by Debussy as well as an analysis of his themes. The book concludes with a detailed bibliography and a discography.

Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989
ISBN: 9780521314466
Branch Call Number: 782.1 DEBUS NICHO
Characteristics: viii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Richard Langham
Notes: Includes index


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