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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


Laloy: Music as Truth

Alexandra Kieffer

in Debussy's Critics: Sound, Affect, and the Experience of Modernism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190847241
eISBN:
9780190947224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847241.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Louis Laloy, a close friend of Debussy and, along with Jean Marnold, one of his most prolific defenders in the Parisian press, drew from a wide range of intellectual influences in his writing on ... 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


Rewriting Modernism

Alexandra Kieffer

in Debussy's Critics: Sound, Affect, and the Experience of Modernism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190847241
eISBN:
9780190947224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847241.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By 1910, Debussy occupied a very different position in Parisian musical culture from where he had been at the premiere of Pelléas et Mélisande in 1902—now the acknowledged patriarch of modern French ... More


The Controversy over the Ode à la France

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


Pelléas et Mélisande and the Aesthetic of Sensation

Alexandra Kieffer

in Debussy's Critics: Sound, Affect, and the Experience of Modernism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190847241
eISBN:
9780190947224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847241.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The premiere of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande in late April 1902 occasioned a maelstrom of critical responses in the Parisian press—more than a hundred reviews over the course of a few months and ... 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


Marnold: Music as Epistemology

Alexandra Kieffer

in Debussy's Critics: Sound, Affect, and the Experience of Modernism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190847241
eISBN:
9780190947224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847241.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

One of the most vociferous of Debussy’s early defenders, Jean Marnold, the critic for the Mercure de France, bolstered his account of Debussy’s music with appeals to the acoustic discoveries of ... 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


Debussy's Critics: Sound, Affect, and the Experience of Modernism

Alexandra Kieffer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190847241
eISBN:
9780190947224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847241.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Around the turn of the twentieth century, the work of Claude Debussy spurred a reimagining of music and musical listening in which Parisian musicians and intellectuals, informed by recent scientific ... 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


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