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Author Kautsky, Catherine, author.

Title Debussy's Paris : piano portraits of the belle époque / Catherine Kautsky.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]

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 Talbott: Circulating Collection  ML410 .D354 K28 2017    Available  
Description xxix, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-210) and indexes.
Contents Pierrot conquers Paris -- Clowns, poets, and circus daredevils -- Dance steps out of line -- The cakewalk wars -- A taste for the Orient -- Asia on a pedestal -- Child's play and make believe -- Fairies and fairy tales -- Crossovers on land and at sea -- The floating world -- Fair-haired maidens -- Edgar Allan Poe's "Imp of the perverse" -- The sounds of nationalism.
Summary Claude Debussy's exquisite piano works have captivated generations with their dreamlike atmosphere and mysterious soundscapes. Written in Paris at the height of the Belle Époque, Debussy's works reflect not only the most appealing and innocent aspects of Paris but also the more disquieting attitudes of the time such as racism, colonial domination, and nationalistic hostility. Pianist Catherine Kautsky reveals little-known elements of Parisian culture and weaves the music, the man, the city, and the era into an indissoluble portrait that will delight anyone who has ever been entranced by Debussy's music or the city that inspired it. -- from back cover.
Subject Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Piano music.
Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918 -- Homes and haunts -- France -- Paris.
Paris (France) -- Description and travel.
Piano music -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Piano music -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918.
Piano music (Debussy, Claude)
Piano music.
France -- Paris.
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Online version: Kautsky, Catherine. Debussy's Paris. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2017 9781442269835 (DLC) 2017009195
ISBN 9781442269828 (hardcover)
1442269820 (hardcover)