Orientalism in Maurice Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit

  title={Orientalism in Maurice Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit},
  author={Sanaz Rezai},
Author(s): Rezai, Sanaz | Advisor(s): Ponce, Walter | Abstract: In this dissertation, I study the Eastern influences on the music of the French composer Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), in particular, the composer's masterpiece, Gaspard de la nuit (1908). This piano composition consists of three movements, "Ondine," "Le Gibet," and "Scarbo," each based on poetry by Aloysius Bertrand (1807-1841). Ravel intended the work to be more difficult than a composition by the Russian composer Mily Balakirev… CONTINUE READING

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