Dust Jacket Included. Book Nine pp. photos. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1956. First edition. Standard biography of Claude Debussy (1862-1918), the enigmatic French composer whose works have been a seminal force in the music of the 20th century. He developed a highly original system of harmony and musical structure that expressed in many respects the ideals to which the Impressionist and Symbolist painters and writers of his time aspired. His major works include "Clair de lune" (in "Suite bergamasque, " 1890-1905), "Prelude a l'apresmidi d'un faune" (1894), the opera "Pelleas et Melisande" (1902), and "La Mer" (1905). Fore-edge creased along a few pages, with a dark smudge to the lower corner. Bookplate to the front flyleaf. A bit of minor staining to the top edge of the last 50 pages, the rear board, and the dust jacket; otherwise a very good copy in a slightly rubbed jacket.
367 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. BIOGRAPHY. A biography that incorporates material from the three volumes of Debussy correspondence (with Robert Godet and Jean Aubry, with Pierre Louys, and with d'Annunzio), Rene Peter's revised and more complete Claude Debussy, Eugene Ysaye's biography, Vallery-Radot's Souvenirs de Claude Debussy, Mary Garden's Story, and many articles in newspapers and periodicals which throw a new light on the life of the composer, which were not published until World War II and even later. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Claude Debussy, Victor I Seroff, Biography, French Composers, Music, Robert Godet, Jean Aubry, Pierre-Felix Louys, Gabriel d'Annunzio, Rene Peter, Eugene Ysaye, Richad Wagner, Dr. Pasteur Vallery-Radot, Pierre Lalo, Mary Garden, Pierre Vasnir, Peter Tchaikovsky, Maurice Ravel, Rene Peter, Jacques Druand, Rosalie Texier, Lily Debussy, Ernest Chausson, Henry Bataille, Ludwig van Beethoven).
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