WorldCat Identities

Howat, Roy

Overview
Works: 263 works in 743 publications in 3 languages and 7,881 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Suites  Piano music  Scores  Chamber music  Ballades (Instrumental music)  Mazurkas (Music)  Waltzes (Music)  Preludes (Music) 
Roles: Editor, Author, Instrumentalist, Arranger, Performer, Other, Translator, Adapter, Creator
Classifications: MT92.D3, 786.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roy Howat
Debussy in proportion : a musical analysis by Roy Howat( Book )

32 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through detailed analyses of the piano pieces Reflets dans l'eau and L'isle joyeuse and the symphonic poem La mer, Dr Howat shows how the pieces are built precisely and intricately around the two ratios of Golden Section and bisection so that the music is organised in various geometrical patterns which contribute substantially to its expansive and dramatic impact. The final chapter traces evidence of whether the proportional systems were designed consciously, and if so, where and why Debussy might have learnt such techniques. The evidence includes his involvement in the Symbolist movement and in esotericism
The art of French piano music : Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Chabrier by Roy Howat( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essential resource for scholars and performers, this study by a world-renowned specialist illuminates the piano music of four major French composers, in comparative and reciprocal context. Howat explores the musical language and artistic ethos of this repertoire, juxtaposing structural analysis with editorial and performing issues. He also relates his four composers historically and stylistically to such predecessors as Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, the French harpsichord school, and Russian and Spanish music. Challenging long-held assumptions about performance practice, Howat elucidates the rhythmic vitality and invention inherent in French music. In granting Fauré and Chabrier equal consideration with Debussy and Ravel, he redresses a historic imbalance and reshapes our perceptions of this entire musical tradition. Outstanding historical documentation and analysis are supported by Howat's direct references to performing traditions shaped by the composers themselves. The book balances accessibility with scholarly and analytic rigor, combining a lifetime's scholarship with practical experience of teaching and the concert platform [Publisher's description]
Complete works for solo piano by Claude Debussy( )

4 editions published in 2000 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works for piano by Emmanuel Chabrier( )

5 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty of the great French master's finest piano works, some long out of print: Impromptu (1873), Valse (1878), Ronde champetre (1870's), 10 Pieces pittoresques (1880), Aubade (1883), Habanera (1885), Joyeuse marche (1888), Ballabile, Caprice and Feuillet d'album (1880's), and Bourree fantasque (1891)
Preludes, book 1 : the autograph score by Claude Debussy( )

4 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs for bass voice and piano by Gabriel Fauré( )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dolly : 6 original pieces : opus 56 : for piano duet by Gabriel Fauré( )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Étude retrouvée : a first version of Pour les arpèges composés : piano solo by Claude Debussy( )

9 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images : (1894--dédiées à Y. Lerolle) ; Pour le piano ; Children's corner by Claude Debussy( )

9 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danse bohémienne ; Danse (Tarentelle styrienne) ; Ballade (Ballade slave) ; Valse romantique ; Suite bergamasque ; Rêverie ; Mazurka ; Deux arabesques ; Nocturne by Claude Debussy( )

12 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Préludes by Claude Debussy( )

9 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of original pieces for violin and piano = für Violine und Klavier by Gabriel Fauré( )

9 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Préludes by Claude Debussy( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of selected pieces for flute and piano = für Flöte und Klavier by Gabriel Fauré( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete songs. 17 songs for voice and piano = 17 mélodies pour chant et piano = 17 Lieder für Singstimme und Klavier (1887-1894) by Gabriel Fauré( )

8 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etudes pour le piano : fac-similé des esquisses autographes (1915) by Claude Debussy( )

8 editions published in 1989 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pièces brèves : short pieces : for piano solo, op. 84 by Gabriel Fauré( )

9 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Debussy in proportion : a musical analysis
Alternative Names
Roy Howat Brits musicoloog

Roy Howat schottischer Pianist und Musikwissenschaftler

Roy Howat Scottish pianist and musicologist

Languages
English (61)

French (21)

German (8)

Covers
The art of French piano music : Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, ChabrierWorks for pianoPreludes, book 1 : the autograph scorePréludes