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Ravel the decadent memory, sublimation, and desire

Michael J. Puri


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  • Title:
    Ravel the decadent memory, sublimation, and desire
  • Author: Michael J. Puri
  • Description: Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Memory, Decadence, and Music; 1. Thematic Cyclicism and the Ravelian Finale; 2. Reanimation and the Primal Scene; 3. Dandy, Interrupted; 4. Idylls and Bacchanals; 5. Epilogism in the Valses nobles et sentimentales; 6. Dynamism in La valse; Conclusion: In the Footsteps of the Faun; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
    The music of Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), beloved by musicians and audiences since its debut, has been a difficult topic for scholars. The traditional stylistic categories of impressionism, symbolism, and neoclassicism, while relevant, have offered too little purchase on this fascinating but enigmatic work. In Ravel the Decadent, author Michael Puri provides an innovative and productive solution by locating the aesthetic origins of this music in the French Decadence and demonstrating the extension of this influence across the length of his oeuvre. From an array of Decadent topics Puri selects th
  • Publication Date: c2011
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (273 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-19-045368-0;ISBN 1-280-59475-6;ISBN 9786613624581;ISBN 0-19-987601-0
  • Subjects: Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937 -- Criticism and interpretation; Music -- France -- History and criticism; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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