Debussy the Man, His Music, and His Legacy: An Overview of Current Research

  title={Debussy the Man, His Music, and His Legacy: An Overview of Current Research},
  author={Jann Pasler},
  pages={197 - 216}
On the 150th anniversary of Debussy's birth, after four international conferences, this review of research in the past decade focuses on the man, his music, and his legacy. Debussy's opera Pelléas et Mélisande and his songs continue to capture the greatest interest, and scholars continue to investigate tonality, timbre, and time; his aesthetic in the context of painting, poetry, and dance; and reception and influence of his music, at home and abroad. The recent publication of 3,000 letters… 
4 Citations

Steven Huebner and François de Médicis, eds, Debussy's Resonance (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2018). xiv + 625 pp. £95.

The centenary of Debussy’s death, 2018, was a banner year for the composer, marked by conferences, publications, concerts, and new releases of recordings of his complete works. Debussy’s Resonance,

Mythology and Music

Mythology played a vital role in the development of music in the Late Romantic and Impression-istic eras. Jean-Baptiste Camille-Corot’s Orpheus Leading Eurydice from the Underworld is an excellent

Deconstructing Modal Jazz Piano Techniques: The Relation between Debussy's Piano Works and the Innovations of Post-Bop Pianists

Abstract:This study examines the relation between Claude Debussy's harmonic and melodic techniques and those of post-bop jazz pianists through the analysis of selected piano pieces and transcriptions

Index to Volume 69: September 2012 through June 2013

Aaron Copland: Music in the 20s (DVD), 146– 47 Academic Charts Online, 599–602 Adams, John, Nixon in China, 555–57 African American men, identity, 761–65 Agawu, Kofi, r 274–77 Alexander, Peter M., r



Remembering Debussy in Interwar France: Authority, Musicology, and Legacy

This article examines the role Claude Debussy’s supporters and biographers played in shaping the legacy of France’s chef-d’école during the interwar period. The biographies, articles, and

Debussy in Performance

Claude Debussy, who composed works of major significance in a wide range of musical and theatrical genres, has exerted a fundamental influence on musicians of the twentieth century. This book

Debussy and the Veil of Tonality: Essays on His Music

This new book on Debussy's music comprises analytical studies of individual works not widely examined previously, including the Fantaisie for piano and orchestra, La Damoiselle Clue, Nuages, and

The Art of French Piano Music: Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Chabrier

An essential resource for scholars and performers, this study by a world-renowned specialist illuminates the piano music of four major French composers, in comparative and reciprocal context. Howat

Parting the Veils of Debussy's Voiles

Restricted to whole-tone and pentatonic scales, Debussy’s second piano prelude, Voiles, often serves merely to exemplify both his early modernist musical language and his musical ‘Impressionism’.

Debussy and La Sonate cyclique

ABSTRACT In 1915, Debussy returned to the genre of chamber music for the first time since the String Quartet of 1893 and composed the only sonatas of his career. What draws these early and late

French music, culture, and national identity, 1870-1939

This collection of new essays examines the relationships between discourses of French national and regional identity, political alignment, and creative practice during one of France's most

A portrait of Claude Debussy

Marcel Dietschy's "La Passion de Claude Debussy" was published in French in 1962. It was hailed as an invaluable source of reference for many hitherto unpublished facts about Debussy. The author

"Claude Debussy as I knew him" and other writings of Arthur Hartmann

Arthur Hartmann (1881-1956), a celebrated violinist who performed over a thousand recitals throughout Europe and the United States, met Claude Debussy in 1908, after he had transcribed 'Il pleure

Debussy's Legacy: The Controversy over the Ode àà la France

In 1928 Debussy9s Ode aa la France was premiered at a gala commemorating the tenth anniversary of the composer9s death. Unfinished in 1918, this patriotic cantata for soprano, chorus, and orchestra