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Analyse du langage musical - Volume 1 (de Corelli á Debussy)

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  • Author: Anthony Girard
  • Work Language: French
  • ISMN: 979-004306957-7
  • Size: 8.7 x 10.6 inches
Text in French only

This work, with its clear presentation, richly illustrated with examples commented on, is first of all based on an overall approach to the score, distinguishing between different types of writing as well as the nature and characteristics of musical ideas. Then comes the study of the work's overall framework, tonal and formal plans.

Then the author brings out the principal elements used in this language (harmony, phrasing, rhythm, relation of music to text), concluding with the score's stylistic aspects. Here, one will especially appreciate the pages devoted to dialogue, rewriting, the different scales and expanded tonality, just like the remarks concerning the initial élan, rhythmic flexibility or expressive silences.

From the overall approach to detailed analysis, Anthony Girard has devised a manual of great clarity, as useful to the beginning musician as to the student in musicology.