THE PIANO WORKS OF CLAUDE DEBUSSY by E. Robert Schmitz

THE PIANO WORKS OF CLAUDE DEBUSSY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A sensitive, intelligent appraisal by the distinguished concert artist of one phase of Debussy's genius--his entire output of music for the piano, along with a brief outline of his life and an interpretation of his creative resources. In the author's own words: ""it is his hope to rectify certain notions and complement the intrinsic musical audition and perception of those, who, through limited experience...through biased and narrow musical study, or through insufficient classical schooling, have been deprived of the multiple imaginative resources to recreate with truth in their interpretations the colorful and genial piano Literature of Debussy"". A book for musicians, or concert-goers with a deep knowledge of music. The writing is as fragile and delicate in its interpretative passages as in the music it describes--it is not pedantic or boring.

Pub Date: Aug. 24th, 1950
ISBN: 0486215679
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce