Parisian Intersections: Baudelaire's Legacy to Composers - Romanticism and After in France/le Romantisme et Apres en France 22 (Paperback)Helen Abbott (author)
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The central issue examined in this book is that of what happens to poetry when it encounters music, especially as song. The author places Baudelaire's famous sonnet `La Mort des amants' at the heart of the analysis, tracing its transposition into song by a succession of both amateur and professional composers, examining works by Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Serpette, Rollinat, Debussy and Charpentier, as well as an extraordinary parodic song version by Valade and Verlaine.
A companion website offers recordings of each of the songs analysed in this book.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Number of pages: 215
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 222 x 145 x 10 mm
Edition: New edition
"This book is welcome as a truly analytical contribution to the literature about the interface - the `loving and risky pact' (p. 41) - between poems and music. It has the added virtue of illuminating one fruitful facet of the arts: the interrelations between the highbrow and lowbrow, in both literature and song." (Peter Low, New Zealand Journal of French Studies 34, 2013/2)
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