Baudelaire in song : 1880-1930 / Helen Abbott.
Abbott, Helen, 1979- author.
|Format||Book and Print|
|Publication Info||Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.|
|Description||vii, 197 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm|
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|Contents||Baudelaire's musical contexts: approaches to analysing poetry's relationship with music -- Baudelaire's assemblage: a new model for analysing poetry-as-song -- Repackaging Baudelaire -- Maurice Rollinat -- Gustave Charpentier -- Alexander Gretchaninov -- Louis Vierne -- Alban Berg -- Conclusions.|
|Summary||Taking the work of the major nineteenth-century French poet Charles Baudelaire (1821-67) as its main impetus, the volume examines how Baudelaire's poetry has inspired composers of all genres across the globe, from the 1860s to the present day. The case studies focus on Baudelaire song sets by European composers between 1880 and 1930, specifically Maurice Rollinat, Gustave Charpentier, Alexander Gretchaninov, Louis Vierne, and Alban Berg. Using this corpus, it tests out the assemblage model to uncover what happens to Baudelaire's poetry when it is set to music. It factors in the realities of song as a live performance genre, and reveals which parameters of song emerge as standard for French text-setting, and where composers diverge in their approach.|
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-192), discography (pages 193-194), and index.|
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|Music||Music Stacks||PQ2191.Z5 A525 2017||✔ Available||Place Hold|