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The Resource Debussy : a painter in sound, by Stephen Walsh

Debussy : a painter in sound, by Stephen Walsh

Label
Debussy : a painter in sound
Title
Debussy
Title remainder
a painter in sound
Statement of responsibility
by Stephen Walsh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Claude Debussy was that rare creature, a composer who reinvented the language of music without alienating the majority of music lovers. He is the modernist everyone loves. How did he manage this? Was it through the association of his music with visual images, or was it simply that, by throwing out the rule book of the Paris Conservatoire where he studied, his music put beauty of sound above the spiritual ambitions of the German tradition from which those rules derived. Stephen Walsh's thought-provoking biography, told partly through the events of Debussy's life, and partly through a critical discussion of his music, addresses these and other questions about one of the most influential composers of the early twentieth century
  • "Claude Debussy (1862-1918) was that rare creature, a composer who reinvented the language of music without alienating the majority of music lovers. The creator of such classics as La Mer and "Clair de lune, " of Pellâeas et Mâelisande and magnificent, delicate piano works, he is the modernist everybody loves, the man who drove French music into entirely new regions of beauty and excitement at a time when old traditions--and the overbearing influence of Wagner--threatened to stifle it. As a central figure at the birth of modernism, Debussy's influence on French culture was profound. Yet at the same time his own life was complicated and often troubled by struggles over money, women, and ill health. Now, one hundred years after his death, biographer Stephen Walsh turns his keen eye to both the composer and the unique moment in European history that bore him. Walsh's engagingly original approach is to enrich a lively account of this life with brilliant analyses of Debussy's music: from his first daring breaks with the rules as a Conservatoire student to his mature achievements as the greatest French composer of his time."--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walsh, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 780.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.D28
LC item number
W35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Debussy, Claude
  • Composers
Label
Debussy : a painter in sound, by Stephen Walsh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Taking to the water
  • Images in name as well as fact
  • A crumbling house and a sunken cathedral
  • Theatres of the body and the mind
  • War in black and white
  • Indian summer, stygian winter
  • What the modern made of him
  • Prelude : A biography of sorts
  • The prisoner and the prodigy
  • Songs for Marie
  • Up at the villa
  • New rules, old morals
  • Mallarmâe and Maeterlinck
  • Bilitis and other women
  • Lilly versus the piano
Control code
2017058738
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
ix, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524731922
Lccn
2017058738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Debussy : a painter in sound, by Stephen Walsh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Taking to the water
  • Images in name as well as fact
  • A crumbling house and a sunken cathedral
  • Theatres of the body and the mind
  • War in black and white
  • Indian summer, stygian winter
  • What the modern made of him
  • Prelude : A biography of sorts
  • The prisoner and the prodigy
  • Songs for Marie
  • Up at the villa
  • New rules, old morals
  • Mallarmâe and Maeterlinck
  • Bilitis and other women
  • Lilly versus the piano
Control code
2017058738
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
ix, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524731922
Lccn
2017058738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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