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The Interpretation of French Song (Norton Library)

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Publisher Comments:

This is the standard work on its subject, and its author the outstanding authority. Pierre Bernac had a long and distinguished career as a singer, specializing in the French song (or mélodie) repertoire. For many years he was incomparable partnered by Francis Poulenc, one of the composers discussed in this book. M. Bernac later taught and gave master classes in Europe and the United States. He died in 1979.

Among eighteen composers whose vocal works are covered in the book are Berlioz, Gounod, Duparc, Chausson, Fauré, Debussy, Satie, Ravel--as well as Poulenc and others. The greater part of each composer's output in the genre is discussed: texts of nearly 200 songs are given in French, with line-for-line verse translations by Winifred Radford, notes on pronunciation, and simple but detailed suggestion for performance and interpretation. Preceding these sections on the songs themselves are three most important chapters on performance and interpretation in vocal music, on singing in French, and on the particular problems involved in the interpretation of French mélodies.

This is the book every serious singer needs--and, more and more, singers are "discovering" French song. It is also an invaluable guide for the concert-goer and record collector.

Synopsis:

"No voice teacher, no coach, no accompanist, no singer, and for that matter, no music-lover should be without this publication . . . from a man whose knowledge of this repertoire is so complete and profound as to make his treatment of it definitive and without equal." --Notes

Synopsis:

The Interpretation of French Song is the standard work on its subject, and its author the outstanding authority.Among the eighteen composers whose vocal works are covered in the book are Berlioz, Gounod, Duparc, Chausson, Faure, Debussy, Satie, Ravel - as well as Poulenc and others. The greater part of each composer's output in the genre is discussed: texts of nearly 200 songs are given in French, with line-for-line verse translation by Winifred Radford, notes on pronunciation, and simple but detailed suggestions for performance and interpretation.

Table of Contents

Performance and interpretation of vocal music — On singing French — The interpretation of French mâelodies — Berlioz, Gounod — Franck, Lalo, St-Saèens, Delibes, Bizet, Massenet — Duparc — Chabrier — Chausson — Faurâe — Debussy — Satie, Caplet — Roussel — Ravel — Poulenc — Other composers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393008784
Author:
Bernac, Pierre
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
France
Subject:
Musical Instruments - General
Subject:
Songs
Subject:
Songs -- France -- Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.)
Subject:
Songs - France - In
Subject:
Classical
Subject:
Music-Folk Instruments
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Norton Library; N878
Series Volume:
N878
Publication Date:
February 1978
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.31x4.80x.78 in. .60 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393008784 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "No voice teacher, no coach, no accompanist, no singer, and for that matter, no music-lover should be without this publication . . . from a man whose knowledge of this repertoire is so complete and profound as to make his treatment of it definitive and without equal." --Notes
"Synopsis" by , The Interpretation of French Song is the standard work on its subject, and its author the outstanding authority.Among the eighteen composers whose vocal works are covered in the book are Berlioz, Gounod, Duparc, Chausson, Faure, Debussy, Satie, Ravel - as well as Poulenc and others. The greater part of each composer's output in the genre is discussed: texts of nearly 200 songs are given in French, with line-for-line verse translation by Winifred Radford, notes on pronunciation, and simple but detailed suggestions for performance and interpretation.
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