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结果的细节:巴黎的装饰、音乐和艺术-Details of consequence : ornament, music, and art in Paris

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标题(title):Details of consequence : ornament, music, and art in Paris
作者(author):Bhogal, Gurminder Kaur
出版社(publisher):Oxford University Press
大小(size):8 MB (8204222 bytes)

Details of Consequence examines a trait that is taken for granted and rarely investigated in fin-de-siècle French music: ornamental extravagance. Considering why such composers as Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, and Erik Satie, turned their attention to the seemingly innocuous and allegedly superficial phenomenon of ornament at pivotal moments of their careers, this book shows that the range of decorative languages and unusual ways in which ornament is manifest in their works doesn't only suggest a willingness to decorate or render music beautiful. Rather, in keeping with the sorts of changes that decorative expression was undergoing in the work of Eugène Grasset, Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse, and other painters, composers also invested their creative energies in re-imagining ornament, relying on a variety of decorative techniques to emphasize what was new and unprecedented in their treatment of form, meter, rhythm, melody, and texture. Furthermore, abundant displays of ornament in their music served to privilege associations that had been previously condemned in Western philosophy such as femininity, sensuality, exoticism, mystery, and fantasy. Alongside specific visual examples, author Gurminder Kaur Bhogal offers analyses of piano pieces, orchestral music, chamber works, and compositions written for the Ballets Russes to highlight the disorienting effect of musical experiments with ornament. Acknowledging the willingness of listeners to borrow vocabulary from the visual arts when describing decorative music, Bhogal probes the formation of art-music metaphors, and studies the cognitive impetus behind tendencies to posit stylistic parallels. She further illustrates that the rising expressive status of ornament in music and art had broad social and cultural implications as evidenced by its widespread involvement in debates on French identity, style, aesthetics, and progress. Drawing on a range of recent scholarship in the humanities at large, including studies in feminist theory, nationalism, and orientalism, Details of Consequence is an intensely interdisciplinary look at an important facet of fin-de-siècle French music.
Table of contents :
Chapter 1 - Ornament and Expression in Music and the Visual Arts
Chapter 2 - Ornament and the Arabesque: From Line to Melody
Chapter 3 - Ornament and Virtuosity in French Piano Music
Chapter 4 - Ornament and Antiquity from Debussy's Arabesque to Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe
Chapter 5 - Ornament and Neo-Primitivism in Le Sacre du Printemps
Chapter 6 - Ornament and Disenchantment around the First World War
结果的细节:巴黎的装饰、音乐和艺术-Details of consequence : ornament, music, and art in Paris
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