• Russell Millard deposited Musical Structure, Narrative, and Gender in Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé in the group Group logo of Music and SoundMusic and Sound on Humanities Commons 1 year, 2 months ago

    This thesis seeks to contribute towards the emerging discourse in Ravel studies concerning gender, as well as adding to the ongoing work in musical narratology, especially as regards ballet, to which very little narratological attention has been given. Employing a combination of narratological and Schenkerian analysis, this thesis argues that there are significant moments of divergence between the gendered narratives outlined by the libretto and the music in Ravel’s ballet Daphnis et Chloé. The work is examined as an example of transvaluation, in which the musical score is understood to call into question the gendered cultural values inscribed in the libretto.