French Song Companion

ISBN-10: 0199249660
ISBN-13: 9780199249664
Edition: 2002
List price: $87.00
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Description: The French Song Companion is the most comprehensive book of French mlodie in any language. The great accompagnist Graham Johnson, a noted authority of song, provides repertoire guides to the work of some 150 composers - the majority of them from  More...

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List price: $87.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/9/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 568
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

The French Song Companion is the most comprehensive book of French mlodie in any language. The great accompagnist Graham Johnson, a noted authority of song, provides repertoire guides to the work of some 150 composers - the majority of them from France, but including British, American, German, Spanish, and Italian musicians who have written French vocal music. There are major articles on such figures as Faur, Duparc, Debussy, Ravel, and Poulenc; substantial articles on Bizet, Chabrier, Gounod, Chausson, Hahn, and Satie; and reassessments of such composers as Massenet, Koechlin, and Leguerney. A host of less celebrated figures who have contributed to the genre take their place in a book which is both informative and entertaining. The biographical articles are supplemented by the song translations of Richard Stokes, some 700 in all, and a veritable treasury of great French poetry from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries. These stand in their own right as indispensable to music lovers, concert-goers, and professional singers and their accompanists. This is a book which not only reflects the repertoire as found in today's concert halls, but also encourages performers and armchair enthusiasts to explore the neglected highways and biways of an endlessly fascinating and highly civilised body of music.

Introduction
Translator's Introduction
The History of the Melodie : A Pocket Introduction
How to Use this Book
A French Song Companion
Afterword
Index of Translated Poems
Select Index of Poets
Index of Translations

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