The Poetic Debussy
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350 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

Series: Eastman Studies in Music

Series Vol. Number: 1

Imprint: University of Rochester Press

The Poetic Debussy

A Collection of His Song Texts and Selected Letters

Edited by Margaret G. Cobb

by Richard Miller

Translated by Richard Miller

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Texts and translation of all Debussy's songs with valuable notes.

This completely revised second edition of The Poetic Debussy contains the most recent discoveries in the composer's oeuvre, including a number of hitherto unknown songs. The texts of all Debussy's songs, both in the original French and with revised English translations on the facing page, are collected in chronological order, with notes and location of sources. In addition, Margaret Cobb has brought together a fascinating selection of Debussy's letters which have poetic refences, and has updated the notes on those twenty-six compositions based on or inspired by literary texts. This work will prove an invaluable aid to performers, scholars and students, as it contains the texts, with translations, of the full output of Debussy's songs, describes his works derived from literary sources, and includes important background material.
List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface

Part One
Song Texts
Chronological List of songs

Part Two
Letters
Chronological List of Letters

Part Three
Compositions Based on Literary Texts
Chronological List of Compositions Based on Literary Texts

Appendices
A. The Original Berceuse
B. La Damoiselle élue
Debussy, Sarrazin, and Rossetti
C. Poets and Friends

Bibliography
Index of Titles
Index of First Names
"An invaluable volume." MUSICAL TIMES
"A useful compilation that will more than adequately serve performers and programme builders." TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
"The translations...read with flow that occasionally rivals the verse itself...the work is a valuable addition to the literature on Claude Debussy." NOTES

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9781878822345

May 1994

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Title Details

350 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

Series: Eastman Studies in Music

Series Vol. Number: 1

Imprint: University of Rochester Press