Mawer, Deborah: The Ballets of Maurice Ravel (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780754630296

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Subtitle: Creation & Interpretation

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Contents: Introduction; Cultural and critical backdrop; Childhood fantasy and exoticism: Ma Mère l'Oye and L'Enfant; Greekness and myth in Daphnis et Chloé; Essays on the waltz I: Adélaïde ou le langage des fleurs (Valses nobles); Essays on the waltz II: La Valse and epilogue; Neoclassical divertissements: Le Tombeau de Couperin and 'Fanfare' from L'Eventail de Jeanne; Spain, machines and sexuality: Boléro; 'Danse générale' – Ravel's œuvre as ballet; Appendix; Select bibliography; Index.