Faur and French Musical Aesthetics
by Carlo Caballero (9780521543989)

Faur and French Musical Aesthetics
 
Carlo Caballero
Release Date: 11 May 2004
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 348
Category: 20th Century & Contemporary Classical Music
ISBN: 9780521543989
ISBN-10: 0521543983



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.

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