Interpreting the Songs of Jacques Leguerney: A Guide for Study and Performance

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Pendragon Press, 2001 - 302 páginas
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Jacques Leguerney, heir to the exquisite French mélodie tradition, is beautifully served in this carefully researched and practical performance guide. The Leguerney melodies are gratifying vehicles for both singers and pianists. They reflect the nature of the man himself: elegance, grace, sophistication, and an awareness of beauty in all its forms. To be in the presence of Monsieur Leguerney, no matter how briefly, was itself an aesthetic experience. This study leads the way to establishing international recognition for a composer who so richly deserves it. Richard Miller, Wheeler Professor of Performance and Director of the Vocal Arts Center, Oberlin Conservatoty. The songs of the extraordinary composer Jacques Leguerney form a magnum opus of undeniable beauty and originality. The various aspects of his musical style are discussed in depth in this book, which is a must for performers and enthusiasts of the mélodie. Unquestionably it will help achieve the recognition that Jacques Leguerney deserves as one of the twentieth century's great song composers. Dalton Baldwin, internationally acclaimed pianist Just when we thought there wasn't a major song composer left to explore, the trio of Dibbern, Kimball and Choukroun have ,written this invaluable, much-needed study of the songs of Jacques Leguerney. Nothing is left out and all is treated with precision and detail. My hat is off to these remarkable scholars and performers who have provided us with a wealth of information that is a must in every serious art-song enthusiast's library. Chapeau! Thomas Grubb, the Juilliard School, Peabody Conservatory of Music; Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera; author of Singing in French
 

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Índice

Biography
17
Musical Style
27
Choice of Texts and Poetic Forms
34
Literary Themes
40
The Songs
46
Organization of the Published Songs
53
Poèmes de la Pléiade 2ème Recueil
83
Poèmes de la Pléiade 3ème Recueil
104
Sept Poèmes de François Maynard
183
La Solitude
205
La Nuit
218
Le Paysage ou La Description de PortRoyaldesChamps
228
Musique champêtre dans les jardins le soir
234
Le Carnaval
243
Le Carnaval
251
Duets
273

Poèmes de la Pléiade 4ème Recueil
117
Poèmes de la Pléiade 5ème Recueil
128
Poèmes de la Pléiade 6ème Recueil
139
Poèmes de la Pléiade Tème Recueil
153
Poèmes de la Pléiade 8ème Recueil
163
Deux Mélodies sur des poèmes dApollinaire
176
Index of Song Titles and First Lines
281
Chronological List of Complete Works
289
Sources for the Scores of Leguerneys Songs
296
About the Authors 303
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