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Debussy and Ravel

Frank Henry Shera

Debussy and Ravel

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Published by Native American Books Distributor .
Written in English

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  • Art / Performing Arts

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    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages58
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10177191M
    ISBN 100403016827
    ISBN 109780403016822

    They produce a lush cushion of sound, not just beautifully blended but also, where appropriate, rather robust; they're right to treat Debussy -- in this Debussy and Ravel book, at least -- not as the stuff of wispy cloud formations but as something more substantial and solidly crafted. Above all else, for Edward Applebaum the result is a new emphasis on sound for its own sake and the dominance of content over form, sensuality over reasoning, feeling over cognition. While Debussy shunned the label, Impressionism does seem a valid shorthand for his perspective. These readings are exquisitely subtle, but critics at the time recalled the even greater glories of Gieseking's pre-war playing. The themes are altogether impersonal. Debussy's obvious talent for the piano led to his winning a place at the junior department of the Paris Conservatoire in when he was only 10 years old.

    For Debussy, the musician and the man, I have had profound admiration, but by nature I am different from Debussy The first Debussy and Ravel book piano recital was given by a seventeen-year! I feel the difference there is in me between Debussy the composer and Debussy the man". As outlined by Robert Orledge, Debussy was a self-described "happiness addict" — morally irresponsible in his pursuit of pleasure even driving his first wife to attempt suicide over one of his many affairsapolitical, opinionated, irritable and largely focused on music. The result in the Debussy is far from generic or boring, yet rather safe — until it concludes with an unexpected and somewhat incongruous surge of animation — and as such serves as a valid entree for those new to the score before exploring some of the more individual approaches of others. Ravel clearly used his Quartet as a vehicle to explore a wealth of stylistic possibilities that would come to characterize his mature work.

    Here, though, while preceding themes do populate Debussy and Ravel book finale, Debussy's use is less direct. Whether or not due to improvements in recording technology or listeners' acceptance of mechanical reproduction, attitudes soon shifted. Yet the other Debussy Quartet was vastly different. In what appears to have been the first recording in what would become their extensive catalog, in the London Quartet cut the third movement labelled here and in many recordings that would follow as "Andante," even though the score specifies Andantino — somewhat faster than Andante on a single side for Columbia backed with Percy Grainger's jaunty "Molly on the Shore". Debussy defended himself against any expectations: "In real life, I cannot live up to the ideas I have in music.


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Debussy and Ravel by Frank Henry Shera Download PDF Ebook

This was his largest-scale orchestral work, and took him immense trouble and several years to complete. Ravel, twelve years his junior, had known Debussy slightly since the s, and their friendship, though never close, continued for more than ten years.

Claude Debussy And Maurice Ravel : String Quartets

Nichols comments that the essential Spanish colouring gave Ravel a reason Debussy and Ravel book virtuoso use of the modern orchestra, which the composer considered "perfectly designed for underlining and exaggerating comic effects".

Each fundamentally presents the Ravel Quartet with the same qualities we already have noted in their sets of the Debussy. The opening chord built on D omits the third; since there is no F or F, the listener has no indication whether the mode is major or minor.

Olympia was to be based on Hoffmann 's The Sandman; he made sketches for it in —99, but did not progress far. Criticising the influence of modern industrial civilization on art, Whistler wrote of the time when "the amateur was unknown and the dilettante undreamed of", while Debussy wrote of the pseudo-educated public whose capacity for music appreciation had been destroyed by schooling, calling such public "the idiots".

But while the first complete recording had to await the electrical era, it boasted a weighty pedigree that none of the Debussy sets could offer — supervised and authorized by the composer himself!

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There are no contrasts, and there is practically no invention except the plan and the manner of the execution. He developed a highly original system of harmony and musical structure that expressed, in many respects, the ideals to which the Impressionist and Symbolist painters and writers of his time aspired.

Scholes cites a departure from the diatonic Beethoven and chromatic Strauss, Wagner systems in favor of reliance on Debussy and Ravel book scales and parallel motion that contributes to feelings of misty vagueness.

Although after the World War I Satie regarded Ravel as outmoded, after Satie's death Ravel nevertheless declared him "the inspiration of countless Debussy and Ravel book tendencies". While Debussy was looking for "something different", something impalpable that was no more than a fleeting impression, Ravel was on the quest for l'objet justean objective representation transmitted without intimate involvement and often perceived by the listener as "cool" and "impersonal".

Injust as he was at the height of his powers, Debussy discovered he had cancer. He was interested in Turner's seascapes and admired Whistler the Debussy and Ravel bookwhose writings influenced him. By contrast, Arbie Orenstein describes Ravel as a style-conscious dandy among the first in France to wear whites and pastelsa socialist, a life-long bachelor with no known romantic Debussy and Ravel book, and wide-ranging interests reflected in his library of rare French classic editions of books on gardening, travel, history, interior decorating, animals and personal grooming — but few on music other than folk.

His delicate recordings open a brief window upon the composers' own aesthetic approach. In his work, as in his personal life, he was anxious to gather experience from every region that the imaginative mind could explore. Vaughan Williams recalled that Ravel helped him escape from "the heavy contrapuntal Teutonic manner Strictly speaking, this was Debussy's first quartet.

While living with his parents in a poverty-stricken suburb of Parishe unexpectedly came under the patronage of a Russian millionairess, Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meckwho engaged him to play duets with her and her children. The membership of the group was fluid, and at various times included Igor Stravinsky and Manuel de Falla as well as their French friends.

While it closely follows the detailed dynamic, accent and tempo markings in the score, it presents many relatively minor adjustments and expressive refinements.

At this time Debussy lived a life of extreme indulgence. Wallace Brockway and Herbert Weinstock salute Debussy for using the quartet — the most rule-bound of musical media — as the first vehicle for his manifesto that music is to be enjoyed for itself and for the sensations it evokes.

For Howat, repetitions are enlivened by strategically-shifted bass and the overall mood of contemplation is abetted by the softening or outright avoidance of cadences.

His ballet score Les noces is composed for voices and twenty-one instruments. Their textures range from gruff to syrupy, with strong dynamics, considerable tempo flexibility and strongly differentiated time shifts that exaggerate the score indications.

Ravel was the greatest orchestrator an incredibly deep musical thinker, he was exacting and precise. Subscribe today Middle period As a holder of the Grand Prix de Rome, Debussy was given a three-year stay at the Villa Medici in Rome, where, under what were supposed to be ideal conditions, he was to pursue his creative work.

In sharp contrast, in his only authentic orchestral recording — a Bolero — Ravel rigidly holds the tempo while the soloists, especially the trombonist, are more spontaneous although, in fairness, a steadfast pulse is wholly appropriate to the intrinsic character of that piece.

Bernard Jacobson asserts that cliques of over-zealous partisans pulled them apart. In general it strikes me as just as fresh and intuitive yet more thoroughly worked out, composed and perfected with the utmost care and immaculate attention to detail. He had in fact published in one of the anarchist journals poems that he had written and that he later set to music in the song cycle Proses lyriques [].Laloy’s ideas on Debussy, Ravel and Stravinsky are presented here with an introduction by Deborah Priest to each extract, placing it in the context of the period and the composer’s work.

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Detailed annotations explain technical and cultural references. Ravel, however, as (in Stravinsky's phrase) "a Swiss watchmaker" brings greater thematic structure and more of a late Debussy and Ravel book idiom to his quartet, even though it was written a full ten years later than Debussy's and was Debussy and Ravel book influenced by it.

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