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The Ballets of Maurice Ravel: Creation and Interpretation

  • Author: Mawer, Deborah
This solid, well-organized volume offers a balanced discussion of dance and music in the ballets of Ravel...Recommended More…



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  • Contents: Introduction
  • Cultural and critical backdrop
  • Childhood fantasy and exoticism: Ma Mere l'Oye and L'Enfant
  • Greekness and myth in Daphnis et Chloe
  • Essays on the waltz I: Adelaide ou le langage des fleurs (Valses nobles)
  • Essays on the waltz II: La Valse and epilogue
  • Neoclassical divertissements: Le Tombeau de Couperin and 'Fanfare' from L'Eventail de Jeanne
  • Spain, machines and sexuality: Bolero
  • 'Danse generale' - Ravel's oeuvre as ballet
  • Appendix
  • Select bibliography
  • Index.