Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation

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Examines the vicissitudes of Debussy's posthumous reception in the 1920s and '30s, and analyzes the confluence of factors that helped to overturn the initial backlash against his music. Rather than viewing Debussy's artistic greatness as the cause of his enduring legacy, the author considers it instead as an effect, tracing the manifold processes that shaped how his music was received and how its aesthetic worth was consolidated. Speaking to readers both within and beyond the domain of French music and culture, this study ...

Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation 2017, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190631222

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