Claude Debussy : a critical biography / François Lesure ; English translation and revised edition by Marie Rolf.
Contributor(s): Rolf, Marie [trl, edt].Series: Eastman studies in music: 159Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2019Description: xvi, 525 sidor.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781580469036.Subject(s): Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918 | Tonsättare | Composers | FrankrikeGenre/Form: BiografiDDC classification: 780.92
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Francois Lesure's "critical biography" of Claude Debussy (Fayard, 2003) is widely recognized by scholars as the most comprehensive and reliable account of that composer's life and career as well as of the artistic milieu in which he worked. This encyclopedic volume draws extensively on Debussy's complete correspondence (at that time unpublished), a painstaking tracking of contemporary reviews and comments in the press, and an examination of other primary documents-including private diaries-that had not been available to previous biographers. As such, Lesure's book presents a wealth of new information while debunking a number of myths that had developed over the years since the composer's death in 1918. The present English translation and revised edition, by Debussy authority Marie Rolf, augments Lesure's numerous notes with several thousand new ones by Rolf, providing more precise information on crucial and sometimes contentious points. It also reflects Debussy scholarship that has appeared since 2003, updating Lesure's seminal work. Rolf's translation-the first ever-will make Lesure's findings accessible to scholars, musicians, and music lovers in English-speaking lands and around the world