Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Epoque

Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Epoque

by Catherine Kautsky


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442269828
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2017
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 699,452
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Catherine Kautsky is chair of keyboard at Lawrence University and has been lauded by the New York Times as “a pianist who can play Mozart and Schubert as though their sentiments and habits of speech coincided exactly with hers.” Visit to enjoy Kautsky’s performance of many of Debussy’s works, as well as additional artworks, poems, and primary source materials from this book.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1: Pierrot Conquers Paris

Ch. 2. Poets, Clowns, and Circus Daredevils

Ch. 3. Dance Steps out of Line

Ch. 4. The Cakewalk Wars

Ch. 5. A Taste for the Orient

Ch. 6. Asia on a Pedestal

Ch. 7 Child’s Play and Make Believe

Ch. 8. Fairies and Fairy Tales

Ch. 9. Crossovers on Land and at Sea

Ch. 10. The Floating World

Ch. 11. Fair-haired Maidens

Ch. 12. Edgar Allan Poe’s “Imp of the Perverse”

Ch. 13 The Sounds of Nationalism

Afterword: In Conversation with Baudelaire and Proust

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