The Cambridge Companion to Debussy
Edited by Simon Trezise
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Cambridge Companion to Debussy by Simon Trezise
Book DescriptionOften considered the father of twentieth-century music, Debussy was a visionary whose influence is still felt. This book offers a wide-ranging series of essays on Debussy the man, the musician and composer. It contains insights into his character, his relationship to his Parisian environment and his musical works across all genres, with challenging views on the roles of nature and eroticism in his life and music. His music is considered through the characteristic themes of sonority, rhythm, tonality and form, with closing chapters considering the performance and reception of his music in the first years of the new century and our view of Debussy today as a major force in Western culture. This comprehensive view of Debussy is written by a team of specialists for students and informed music lovers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521654784
(247mm x 174mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Simon Trezise
Cambridge Companion to French Music, Hardback (February 2015)
This accessible Companion provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive introduction to French music from the early middle ages to the present.
Debussy: La Mer, Paperback (February 1995)» View all books by Simon Trezise
Considers the symphony "La Mer" in the context of Debussy's personal and musical development. A detailed discussion of performance styles draws on current recordings, and two analytical chapters trace the growth of ideas through the work.
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Author Biography - Simon Trezise
Simon Trezise is a Lecturer in Music at Trinity College, Dublin. He is the author of Debussy : La mer in the series Cambridge Music Handbooks and has written widely on French music and also on Schoenberg.
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