Named “2009 Book of the Year” by International Piano; other citations include an “Outstanding” rosette in International Record Review and “Editor’s Choice” in Classical Music.

This book traces the sophisticated and intricate patterns of symmetry and Golden Section that underlie the forms of Debussy’s major works, including structures based on the associated Fibonacci and Lucas number sequences.

“Roy Howat’s book represents the most important advance in unravelling the mysteries of Debussy’s music that there has ever been” – Robert Orledge in Music & Letters

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Edited and co-translated by Roy Howat

Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger, Chopin, pianist and teacher; edited and co-translated by Roy Howat (co-translators Naomi Shohet and Krysia Osostowicz). Cambridge UP, 1986 (paperback 1988) ‘…indispensable to the serious student of Chopin’ – Notes, Journal of the Music Library Association. View on or

Book chapters by Roy Howat (in English)

“Russian imprints in Debussy’s piano music”, in Rethinking Debussy, ed. Elliott Antokoletz & Marianne Wheeldon. New York: OUP, 2011: 31–51 (ISBN 978-0-19-975564-6)

‘Modernisation: from Chabrier and Fauré and Chabrier to Debussy and Ravel’; in French music since Berlioz, ed. Caroline Potter and Richard Langham Smith, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2006, pp. 197–221.

‘Performance as research and vice versa’; in Music research: new directions for a new century, ed. Michael Ewans, Rosalind Halton and John A. Phillips. ISBN 1-904303-35-8. Amersham: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2004, pp. 1–14.

‘Reading between the lines of tempo and rhythm in the B-flat Sonata, D. 960’; in Schubert the Progressive, ed. Brian Newbould. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003, pp. 117–137.

‘Keyboard’; in ABRSM Performer’s Guide to Romantic Music, ed. Anthony Burton. London: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 2002, pp. 29–42.

‘Ravel and the piano’; in The Cambridge Companion to Ravel, ed. Deborah Mawer. Cambridge UP, 2000, pp. 71–96 & 271–273.

‘Architecture as drama in late Schubert’; in Schubert Studies, ed. Brian Newbould. London: Scholar Press (now Ashgate), 1998, pp. 168–192. View on or

‘Debussy’s piano music: sources and performance’; in Debussy Studies, ed. Richard Langham Smith. Cambridge UP, 1996, pp. 78–107. View on or

‘What do we perform?’ – in The Practice of Performance: Studies in Musical Interpretation, ed. John Rink. Cambridge UP, 1995, pp. 3–20. View on or

‘Debussy and the Orient’; in Recovering the Orient, ed. Andrew Gerstle & Anthony Milner. Chur: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1994, pp. 45–81.

‘Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion’; in The Bartók Companion, ed. Malcolm Gillies. London: Faber, 1993, pp. 315–330. View on or

‘Chopin’s influence on the fin-de-siècle and beyond’; in The Cambridge Companion to Chopin, ed. Jim Samson. Cambridge UP, 1992, pp. 246–279 & 325–327. View on or

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