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Tombeau de Claude Debussy: The Early Reception of the Late Works

Marianne Wheeldon

in Rethinking Debussy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755639
eISBN:
9780199894932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755639.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1920 Henry Prunières dedicated an issue of La Revue Musicale to the achievements of Debussy. This publication is significant because it documents the beginnings of the composer's posthumous ... More


Reputational Entrepreneurs

Marianne Wheeldon

in Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190631222
eISBN:
9780190631253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190631222.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter considers four music critics and three performers—Emile Vuillermoz, Charles Koechlin, Louis Laloy, Léon Vallas, D. E. Inghelbrecht, Marguerite Long, and Alfred Cortot—whose writings in ... More


The Controversy over the <i>Ode à la France</i>

Marianne Wheeldon

in Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190631222
eISBN:
9780190631253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190631222.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 4 considers the posthumous premieres of 1928 and their performance in a high-profile concert commemorating the tenth anniversary of the composer’s death. The event sparked fevered debate in ... More


Collective Memory and the Material Shaping of Debussy’s Legacy

Marianne Wheeldon

in Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190631222
eISBN:
9780190631253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190631222.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 5 considers the role of material culture by examining the campaign to erect a monument dedicated to the memory of Debussy. Rather than taking at face value the timeless, universal image that ... More


The Construction of Reputation and the Case of Debussy

Marianne Wheeldon

in Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190631222
eISBN:
9780190631253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190631222.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter considers some of the general mechanisms by which artistic figures are consecrated and weighs their relative contribution to the construction of Debussy’s reputation. Drawing on Gladys ... More


Debussy, Durand et Cie: A French Composer and His Publishers (1884–1917)

Robert Orledge

in The Business of Music

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235286
eISBN:
9781846312717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235286.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the relationship between composer Claude Debussy and music publisher Jacques Durand. Auguste Durand and Louis Schoenewerk founded the firm Durand-Schoenewerk et Cie at the end ... More


Mobilization and the Call to History

Glenn Watkins

in Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

“Le chant du départ,” born during the French Revolution, was first performed in public on July 4, 1794. Jules Michelet, one of the first and most important of French nationalist historians, wrote ... More


War and the Children

Glenn Watkins

in Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

In wartime Paris, the offices of the various charities that registered and distributed tickets for food, clothing, and lodging were frequently manned by writers and artists. One of the most important ... More


The Rhythm of Thought: Art, Literature, and Music after Merleau-Ponty

Jessica Wiskus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226030920
eISBN:
9780226031088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031088.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Between present and past, visible and invisible, and sensation and idea, there is resonance—so philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty argued and so this book explores. Holding the poetry of Stéphane ... More


Debussyism, Anti-debussyism, Neoclassicism

Marianne Wheeldon

in Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190631222
eISBN:
9780190631253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190631222.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 3 considers the effects of the contingencies of music and cultural history on reputation. The arrival of new artists or aesthetic tendencies on the Parisian scene forced writers to reconsider ... More


The Faun, 1893–95

Nancy Toff

in Monarch of the Flute: The Life of Georges Barrère

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195170160
eISBN:
9780199850372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170160.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the career development of Georges Barrère during the period from 1893 to 1895. In 1893, Barrère started freelance at the Folies-Bergère which was the most important music hall ... More


Ida the Sapphic Fetish

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores Ida Rubinstein’s expression of Sapphic desire in her performance of the narcissus plucking in Perséphone. The chapter begins by describing the culture of Sapphic modernism in ... More


Medievalism and the French Modernist Stage

W. Anthony Sheppard

in Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223028
eISBN:
9780520924741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223028.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter explores French medievalist music theater, focusing first on Ida Rubinstein's collaboration with Claude Debussy and Gabriele d'Annunzio and then on her more significant work with Paul ... More


Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Glenn Watkins

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book investigates the variable roles of the music of the Great War, primarily from the angle of the Entente nations' perceived threat of German hegemony in matters of intellectual and artistic ... More


“Our Valedictory to Wild Extravagance”: The Curious

Nathan Platte

in Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199371112
eISBN:
9780199371136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371112.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Melancholy and troubled, Portrait of Jennie has elicited widely divergent responses. Its music—based on themes of Debussy as adapted by Dimitri Tiomkin and Jester Hairston—has been hailed as ... More


Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation

Marianne Wheeldon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190631222
eISBN:
9780190631253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190631222.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines the vicissitudes of Debussy’s posthumous reception in the 1920s and early 1930s and analyzes the confluence of factors that helped to overturn the initial backlash against his ... More


Qualities Recast

Mark Evan Bonds

in Absolute Music: The History of an Idea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199343638
eISBN:
9780199373437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343638.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The reification of absolute music as a repertory in the middle of the nineteenth century compelled writers to recast the qualities that had for so long dominated discussions about music’s essence. ... More


International Nationalism

Christine M. E. Guth

in Hokusai's Great Wave: Biography of a Global Icon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839598
eISBN:
9780824871550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839598.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Focusing on the period between the 1860s and the first decades of the twentieth century, this chapter follows the movement of Hokusai’s waves and their multi-sited cultural mediations across spaces ... More


A Harmony of Imperfections<i>The Epilogue</i>

Kyle Gann

in Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040856
eISBN:
9780252099366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040856.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

The final chapter of Essays Before a Sonata is a grand speculation on what separates the greatest, most indelible music (such as Bach and Beethoven) from music that is merely clever and competent. ... More


Hierarchical Temporal Gestalt Perception in Music: (1978)

James Tenney

Larry Polansky, Lauren Pratt, Robert Wannamaker, and Michael Winter (eds)

in From Scratch: Writings in Music Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038723
eISBN:
9780252096679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038723.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

James Tenney talks about hierarchical temporal gestalt perception in music based on a metric space model, which he applied to compositions by Anton Webern, Edgard Varèse, and Claude Debussy. He ... More


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