Table of contents for The ballets of Maurice Ravel : creation and interpretation / Deborah Mawer.

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Contents
List of figures
Acknowledgements
Note on the text
Introduction
1	Cultural and critical backdrop
		Historical context and collaborative ballet network
		Ravel's writings on stage works: ballet and opera
		Creative-interpretative (poietic-esthesic) interactions
		Relations between balletic elements
2	Childhood fantasy and exoticism: Ma Mère l'Oye and L'Enfant
		Fairytale sources and musical evolution
		Ravel's derived scenario
		Musical literalism in portraying scenario: 'Danse du rouet' 
 Balletic collaboration (Drésa and Hugard)
 Premiere and its critical reception
 Selected later productions (Leyritz and Bolender)
Postlude: L'Enfant et les sortilèges (Colette, Balanchine and Kyli n)
 
3	Greekness and myth in Daphnis et Chloé
		Dramatis personae and collaborative intrigue
 Fokine-Ravel scenario
Fokine-Ravel collaboration and aesthetic connection
 The challenge of endings for Ravel and Fokine
 'The past is a foreign country': Ancient Greekness in Daphnis et Chloé
 Antitheses of emotion and character
 Selected interwar productions
		Selected post-war productions
		Contemporary Greekness: Ashton, Fonteyn and more myth
4	Essays on the waltz I: Adélaïde ou le langage des fleurs (Valses nobles)
		Genesis, orchestration and further evolution
		Extramusical themes of Valses nobles?Adélaïde
		Ravel's scenario for Adélaïde
		Ravel's scenario annotations on the score of Valses nobles
		Balletic collaboration (Drésa and Trouhanova)
		Premiere, contemporary criticism and interpretation
		Later productions and interpretations
5	Essays on the waltz II: La Valse and Epilogue
		Pre-war genesis of La Valse
 Orchestration, balletic status and the Diaghilev fiasco
		Ravel's musical and orchestral style
		Ravel's scenario for La Valse
		Choreographic developments and the Ballets Ida Rubinstein
		Parisian premiere and its critical interpretation
		Revised Rubinstein productions
		Classical choreographic reading of Ashton
		Epilogue: Romantic reading of Balanchine, via Massine
6	Neoclassical divertissements: Le Tombeau de Couperin and 'Fanfare' from L'Eventail de Jeanne 
		Music and evolution of Le Tombeau
		Balletic design and dance
		Ballets Suédois premiere and its critical reception 
		Balanchine's geometric reading
		Postscript: L'Eventail de Jeanne (Jeanne's Fan) and Ravel's 'Fanfare'
7	Spain, machines and sexuality: Boléro 
		Genesis and evolution
		Ravel's aesthetic and compositional approach 
		Musical essence: construction/destruction
		Premiere and further Rubinstein performances (Spanishness) 
		Leyritz/Lifar wartime production (machines)
		Béjart and beyond (gender and sexuality)
8	Conclusion: 'Danse générale'?Ravel's oeuvre as ballet
		Motivations and collaborative relations
		Balletic relations within productions of works
		Additional Ravel ballet repertory
		Ravel ballet productions: highlights of time and place
		The challenge of endings: no perfect cadence
Appendix	Overviewing the feast: selected productions of Ravel's ballets
Select bibliography
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937. Ballets.
Ballets -- History and criticism.