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Voice lessons : French mélodie in the Belle Epoque

Author: Katherine Bergeron
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: New cultural history of music.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The sounds of the French language, the history of French education, the cultural politics of the Third Republic, and the performance of French verse come surprisingly together in Katherine Bergeron's book which is a study of the modern vocal art known as la mélodie française.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Named Person: Gabriel Fauré, Komponist.; Claude Debussy
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Bergeron
ISBN: 9780199864201 0199864209
OCLC Number: 646215484
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 400 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Eve sings, an origin story --
The mother tongue --
Free speech, free verse, and "music before all things" --
L'art de dire, or Language in performance --
Farewell to an idea.
Series Title: New cultural history of music.
Responsibility: Katherine Bergeron.


Language, education, politics, and music come together in Katherine Bergeron's Voice Lessons, a study of the French melodie in the Belle Epoque. Close readings of songs by Faure, Debussy, and Ravel,  Read more...


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Bergeron is no score-dodger and the music is exactly in the right place: central. Surrounding this is a wealth of detail and context opening up bypaths previously unexplored. * Richard Langham Smith, Read more...

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