|Debussy by Nadar|
What is needed next is the long view. Over the years, did Debussy’s concepts of genre, tonality, timbre, and time change and evolve? How has his influence on other composers affected how we hear his music as well as theirs? And what are we missing by insisting on Debussy’s exceptionalism?
—from “Debussy the Man, His Music, and His Legacy: An Overview of Current Research,” Notes 69/2 (December 2012): 197–216.
AMS Studies in Musicology. She is author of the blockbuster pair of recent books, Writing through Music: Essays on Music, Culture, and Politics (Oxford UP, 2008) and Composing the Citizen: Music as Public Utility in Third Republic France (University of California Press, 2009).