Cambridge Companion to Ravel by Deborah Mawer
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Cambridge Companion to Ravel
By Deborah Mawer

The Cambridge Companion to Ravel

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Cambridge Companion to Ravel 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 (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 works, orchestral music, ballets, songs and operas - and makes illuminating comparisons with the music of Couperin, Gounod, Chabrier and Debussy. The essays present the latest research focusing on topics such as Ravel's exoticism and Spanishness and conclude by analysing the performance and reception of his music, including previously untranslated reviews. Marking the 125th anniversary of Ravel's birth, the Companion as a whole aims to secure a solid foundation for Ravel studies in the twenty-first century and will appeal to all enthusiasts and students of his music.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521648561
ISBN-10: 0521648564
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 17mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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