Debussy: The Quiet Revolutionary

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2007 - Music - 148 pages
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(Unlocking the Masters). Victor Lederer explores the sophistication, refinement and inspirations of Debussy's music, pointing out subtleties that otherwise could take years of careful listening to fully appreciate. Includes a full-length CD of the maestro's masterworks.
  

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Debussy: The Quiet Revolutionary (Unlocking the Masters Series No. 13)

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Lederer here offers another entry in the "Unlocking the Masters" series (see also hisChopin: A Listener's Guide to the Master of the Piano ), this time guiding listeners through the music of Claude ... Read full review

Contents

Listening to Debussy
1
His Life
13
The Music for Orchestra 188799
25
Pour le Piano I The Early Works for Keyboard
35
The Great Opera
41
Four le Piano II Masterpieces of the Middle Years
63
The Music for Orchestra After 1900
77
Pour le Piano III The Preludes
91
Pour le Piano IV The Late Works
113
The Songs
125
The Chamber Works
131
The Quiet Revolutionary
143
Selected Bibliography
145
CD Track Listing
147
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About the author (2007)

New York native and resident Victor Lederer compiled this volume with the cooperation of the Brooklyn Historical Society. Author of College Point, he has also written about New York's history for the Museum of the City of New York. Founded in 1863, the Brooklyn Historical Society is one of the nation's oldest organizations dedicated to local history and is the repository of the world's largest collection of materials about Brooklyn. The society's 1881 landmark headquarters and museum is one of New York's architectural gems.

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