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Parisian Intersections: Baudelaire's Legacy to Composers - Romanticism and After in France/le Romantisme et Apres en France 22 (Paperback)
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Parisian Intersections: Baudelaire's Legacy to Composers - Romanticism and After in France/le Romantisme et Apres en France 22 (Paperback)

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Paperback 215 Pages / Published: 13/06/2012
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The period from the 1850s to the 1890s in Paris marked a key turning point for poets and composers, as they grappled with the new ways in which poetry and music could intersect. Under the particular conditions of the time and place, both art forms underwent significant developments which challenged the status of each form. In both creative and critical work from this era, poets and composers offered tantalising but problematic insights into `musical' poetry and `poetic' music.
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
ISBN: 9783034308052
Number of pages: 215
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 222 x 145 x 10 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This will prove an interesting and useful book for performers of French `melodie', and for those who work on the endlessly challenging and ambivalent intersection between the musical and poetic French cultural production." (Claire Launchbury, French Studies 67, 2013)
"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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