Title BOLERO: THE LIFE OF MAURICE RAVEL.
Publisher Henry Holt, New York, 1940.
Seller ID 18679
303 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "Beginning with that dramatic November evening in 1928 at the Opera when the irresistible rhythm and power of 'Bolero' first swept the musical public of Paris off its feet....Mrs. Goss tells the story of Ravel's life as the adventure in creative living which it was. She relates the artist to the man, and both to their time, in a manner which is both rare and exciting....Ravel's work and its varying reception by th e c r i t i c s and the public, his relations to the other great musicians of his time - Debussy, Satie, Faure, and many others - the account of his years of study, of the Conservatoire, and of the Prix de Rome competitions which were so heartbrea ki n g fo r hi m, a re set down with a meticulous regard for fact....As source references, the appendices as well as the text will prove invaluable to the student. The present volume provides, for the first time in any language or publication, a com pl et e, ac cur ate li st o f all Ravel's compositions, together with the dates of their writing, publication, and first performance. There is also a list of recordings of Ravel's music....a carefully selected bibliography, and an index." Lig ht b row nin g t o p ages and edg es of textblock, light soiling to bottom of textblock, slight fading to color on top of textblock and top edge of boards, very light wrinkling and fading to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is clipped at corners , has lig ht t o mo dera te ed ge we ar/wr ink lin g, small chips and tears, light rubbing and soiling on rear panel, light browning on inside. Very Good/Good-