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dc.contributor.advisorSchwartz, Roberta F
dc.contributor.authorFillerup, Jessie
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-31T04:41:25Z
dc.date.available2009-07-31T04:41:25Z
dc.date.issued2009-04-28
dc.date.submitted2009
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:10353
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/5341
dc.description.abstractSince Ravel's death, both critics and scholars have questioned why a composer with his gifts would cling to convention--conservative forms, tertian harmonies--in an era of musical revolution. The grotesque, an aesthetic phenomenon characterized by unity among disjunction, engages this strand of criticism in three specific ways: 1) it provides an aesthetic framework for interpreting Ravel's diverse musical styles; 2) it offers a new context for his long-standing appreciation of Poe; and 3) it unveils transgressive elements within conventional musical structures. To differentiate the French grotesque from other varieties, I examine discourses by Hugo, Gautier, Baudelaire, and Berlioz before turning to the tales and criticism of Poe--a juncture where Ravel and the French grotesque meet. Four Ravel works--Sérénade grotesque, L'Heure espagnole, Daphnis et Chloé, and La Valse--manifest disjunctive relationships between music, text, rhythm and meter, gesture; these, combined with the works' reception histories, evoke the grotesque.
dc.format.extent370 pages
dc.language.isoEN
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectMusic
dc.subjectFine arts
dc.subjectGrotesque
dc.subjectPoe, Edgar Allan
dc.subjectRavel
dc.titlePurloined Poetics: The Grotesque in the Music of Maurice Ravel
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberMcGee, Deron
dc.contributor.cmtememberDaugherty, James F
dc.contributor.cmtememberFreeman, Charles
dc.contributor.cmtememberBaron, Frank
dc.contributor.cmtememberCaballero, Carlo
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineMusic and Dance
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
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