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dc.contributor.advisor Bailey, Walter B.
dc.creatorJiang, Qingfan
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-11T18:37:20Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-11T18:37:20Z
dc.date.created 2014-05
dc.date.issued 2014-04-24
dc.date.submitted May 2014
dc.identifier.citation Jiang, Qingfan. "Saint-Saëns, d'Indy, Debussy, and the Reconstruction of the Past in fin-de-siècle France." (2014) Masters, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/77173.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/77173
dc.description.abstract My thesis explores the highly individual reconstruction of the past in the works of Camille Saint-Saëns, Vincent d’Indy, and Claude Debussy in the context of the larger retrospective impulse in fin-de-siècle France. Specifically, it investigates the appropriation and incorporation of the “old” into the “new,” which results not only from artistic need, but also from a compulsion to justify the present by way of the past. Chapter one shows Saint-Saëns’s and d’Indy’s different approaches to restoring early repertoire stemming from their divergent aesthetic views of the relationship between music and history. Chapter two illustrates Debussy’s attempt to forge a connection with Rameau and thereby defend his French identity not by imitating Rameau’s music but by constructing a French image of Rameau. The past was never far from the creative process, and it served as an important instrument in the definition and defense of their musical styles and artistic identities.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCamille Saint-Saëns
Vincent d'Indy
Claude Debussy
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Early music
France
dc.title Saint-Saëns, d'Indy, Debussy, and the Reconstruction of the Past in fin-de-siècle France
dc.contributor.committeeMember Citron, Marcia J.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Barnett, Gregory R.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Blattler, Damian
dc.date.updated 2014-09-11T18:37:20Z
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Music
thesis.degree.discipline Music
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Music


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