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PROUST'S NOTES TO THE IMAGINARY MUSIC OF VINTEUIL: A LA RECHERCHE DU TEMPS PERDU AND THE PROGRAMME MUSIC CONTROVERSY

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Several extended similes interspersed throughout A la recherche du temps perdu imply Proust's dismissive attitude towards programme notes, an opinion which is shared by Debussy and can be considered a reaction against composers such as Liszt and Berlioz. Nonetheless, Malcolm Bowie is right to highlight that in the novel descriptions of Vinteuil's music do resemble those of a programme-note writer, and indeed in the septet episode a concert programme is evoked in more flattering terms. And yet...

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10.1093/fmls/cqr030

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, MML and LPP
Role:
Author
Journal:
FORUM FOR MODERN LANGUAGE STUDIES
Volume:
48
Issue:
1
Pages:
30-45
Publication date:
2012-01-05
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EISSN:
1471-6860
ISSN:
0015-8518
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uuid:42a01c30-7014-4551-ace8-717f26af2fcd
Source identifiers:
426088
Local pid:
pubs:426088

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