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The Resource Debussy : a painter in sound, by Stephen Walsh

Debussy : a painter in sound, by Stephen Walsh

Label
Debussy : a painter in sound
Title
Debussy
Title remainder
a painter in sound
Statement of responsibility
by Stephen Walsh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) was that rare creature, a composer who reinvented the language of music without alienating the majority of music lovers. The creator of such classics as La Mer and Clair de Lune, of Pellés et Mélisande and his magnificent, delicate piano works, he is the modernist everybody loves, the man who drove French music into entirely new regions of beauty and excitement at a time when old traditions--and the overbearing influence of Wagner--threatened to stifle it. As a central figure at the birth of modernism, Debussy's influence on French culture was profound. Yet at the same time his own life was complicated and often troubled by struggles over money, women, and ill-health. Walsh's engagingly original approach is to enrich a lively account of this life with brilliant analyses of Debussy's music: from his first daring breaks with the rules as a Conservatoire student to his mature achievements as the greatest French composer of his time. The Washington Post called Stephen Walsh's Stravinsky "one of the best books ever written about a composer." Debussy is a worthy successor
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10736934
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walsh, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 780.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Debussy, Claude
  • Composers
  • Debussy, Claude
  • Composers
  • France
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a painter in sound
Label
Debussy : a painter in sound, by Stephen Walsh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1970354
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
ix, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524731922
Lccn
2017058738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781524731922
  • (OCoLC)1015280483
Label
Debussy : a painter in sound, by Stephen Walsh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1970354
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
ix, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524731922
Lccn
2017058738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781524731922
  • (OCoLC)1015280483

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