Paul Valery and Music (Heftet)

A Study of the Techniques of Composition in Valery's Poetry

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2012
Antall sider: 354
Forlag: Cambridge University Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780521168335
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Omtale Paul Valery and Music
This 1984 book was the first to investigate the full implications of Paul Valery's interest in the relationship between music and poetry. The book is more of a survey of all that Valery had to say on music; it examines in detail the influence of such music upon his work as a poet. The structure of the book comprises three distinct phases of argument. In the first part Dr Stimpson details Valery's contacts with the major developments in twentieth-century French music, and reveals particularly close relationshops with a number of outstanding composers and performers. Part II explores Valery's theoretical consideration of the links between music and poetry. The third section studies the musical techniques in Valery's poetry - melody, harmonics, rhythm, musique verbale, and recitative. This will be an important book for serious students of Valery's poetry and all those interested in the relationship between poetry and music.

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