The Operas of Maurice Ravel by Emily Kilpatrick

The Operas of Maurice Ravel Hardcover Oct 26 2015

By Emily Kilpatrick
Hardcover
$90.14 USD

Maurice Ravel's operas L'Heure espagnole (1907/1911) and L'Enfant et les sortileges (1919-25) are pivotal works in the composer's relatively small uvre. Emerging from periods shaped by very distinct musical concerns and historical circumstances, these two vastly different works nevertheless share qualities that reveal the heart of Ravel's compositional aesthetic. In this comprehensive study, Emily Kilpatrick unites musical, literary, biographical and cultural perspectives to shed new light on Ravel's operas. In documenting the operas' history, setting them within the cultural canvas of their creation and pursuing diverse strands of analytical and thematic exploration, Kilpatrick reveals crucial aspects of the composer's working life: his approach to creative collaboration, his responsiveness to cultural, aesthetic and musical debate, and the centrality of language and literature in his compositional practice. The first study of its kind, this book is an invaluable resource for students, specialists, opera-goers and devotees of French music.

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Product Details

Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publication date
Oct 26 2015
Language
English
Pages
283
ISBN-13
9781107118126
ISBN-10
1107118123
Weight
730g
Dimensions
174.0mm x 247.0mm