Ravel's `Russian' period: Octatonicism in his early works, 1893-1908
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Analyzes octatonicism in the works of Maurice Ravel from 1893 to 1908. Octatonic scale as an alternative to common diatonic practice in the mid-19th century musical compositions; Influence of chromatic harmony on the compositions of Ravel; Attribution of octatonic partitioning to the musical talents of composer Igor Stravinsky.
Baur, Steven. 1999. "Ravel's `Russian' period: Octatonicism in his early works, 1893-1908." Journal of the American Musicological Society 52(3): 531.