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Faure and French Musical Aesthetics By Carlo Caballero (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Faure and French Musical Aesthetics by Carlo Caballero (University of Colorado, Boulder)

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Summary

This wide-ranging study of Faure and his contemporaries reclaims aesthetic categories crucial to French musical life in the early twentieth-century. It considers such questions as the meaning of personal style in art and the representation of religious belief in music.

Faure and French Musical Aesthetics Summary

Faure and French Musical Aesthetics by Carlo Caballero (University of Colorado, Boulder)

This wide-ranging study of Gabriel Faure and his contemporaries reclaims aesthetic categories crucial to French musical life in the early twentieth century. Its interrelated chapters treat the topics of sincerity, originality, novelty, self-renewal, homogeneity and religious belief in relation to Faure's music and ideas. Taking a broad view of cultural life during the composer's lifetime and beyond, the book moves between specific details in Faure's music and related critical, literary and philosophical issues, ranging from Gounod to Boulez and from Proust to Valery. Above all, the book connects abstract values to artistic choices and thus places such works as Faure's Requiem, La bonne chanson, La chanson d'Eve, L'horizon chimerique, and the chamber music in a new light.

Faure and French Musical Aesthetics Reviews

'The wealth of music examples he quotes is beautifully printed. His research is impeccable. An enlightening book.' James Harding, BBC Music Magazine
'Unified by recurring ideas and methodology as useful as the music itself. It holds a mirror to the composer's meticulous, art-concealing art and should remain a landmark in French cultural studies for a long time to come.' The Times Literary Supplement
'... stimulating ... it is hard to imagine that this finely researched, well produced and wide ranging study will not significantly enrich the reader's experience of Faure's music. ... this book broadens the perspective not only laterally, as it were, exploring the influences, ethics and perspectives that shaped Faure's own environment, but upwards, chronologically speaking, taking in the heritage of the composer and his cultural milieu as it affected such non-Faurean figures as Stravinsky, Varese, Messiaen and particularly Boulez.' Piano

About Carlo Caballero (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Carlo Caballero is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Colorado.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The question of sincerity; 2. Innovation, tradition; 3. Originality, influence, and self-renewal; 4. Homogeneity: meanings, risks, and consequences; 5. Faure's religion: ideas and music; 6. Faure the elusive.

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GOR010714032
9780521543989
0521543983
Faure and French Musical Aesthetics by Carlo Caballero (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2004-03-11
348
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