The interpretation of French song

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Kahn & Averill, Apr 2, 2002 - Music - 352 pages
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Detailing the understanding and performance of French song, famous French baritone Pierre Bernac provides insight in this book for singers, accompanists, and concert-goers. Teamed with composer Francis Poulenc for more than 25 years, Bernac and Poulenc became a legend and one of the first duos to be recognized as equals within the music arena. Texts of over 200 songs are given in French with line-for-line translations in English. This comprehensive approach to the French repertoire also includes tips on pronunciation, performance, and interpretation.

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Contents

BERLIOZ
36
5
50
CHABRIER Lîle heureuse
81
K CHAUSSON Nanny
91
FAURE Chanson du pécheur
105
DEBUSSY Beau soir
154
SATIE La statue de bronze
218
ROUSSEL Le jardin mouillé
230
36
247
POULENC Air chanipctrc
269
50
281
OTHER COMPOSERS
315
INDEX OF FIRST LINES
323
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About the author (2002)

Francis Poulenc was a French composer of chamber music, concertos, opera, and songs whose best-known works include "Sonata for Clarinet and Piano" and "Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Timpani in G Minor." Graham Johnson is the author of "A French Song Companion." Winifred Radford was an English soprano and vocal teacher and the translator of "The Interpretation of French Song" and "Francis Poulenc: The Man and His Songs.

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