Images: The Piano Music of Claude Debussy

Images: The Piano Music of Claude Debussy by Paul Roberts 1574670689 9781574670684
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Paris at the turn of the 20th century was obsessed with the interrelations of the arts. It was a time when artists and writers spoke of poetry as music, sounds as colors, and paintings as symphonies. The music of Claude Debussy, with its unique textures and dazzling colors, was the perfect counterpart to the bold new styles of painting in France. Paul Roberts probes the sources of Debussys artistic inspiration, relating the "impressionist" titles to the artistic and literary ferment of the time. He also draws on his own performing experience to touch on all the principal technical problems for a performer of Debussys piano music. His many suggestions about interpreting the music will be particularly valuable to performers as well as listeners.

Author: Paul Roberts

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 408

Publisher: Amadeus

Publication Date: 2003-03-01


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