Debussy met the older poet via his mother-in-law. Debussy: Ariettes oubliées: No. 1. He closes with one more watercolour: Spleen. “Green” and “Spleen” from Ariette oubliées by Claude Debussy; Meine Liebe ist grün, Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht, Botschaft, O kühler Wald, and Von ewiger . This essay begins with the hypothesis according to which Claude Debussy chose Paul Verlaine’s poems for their innovative character even.

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On the opposite, the even couplets, bearing the expression of the lyric subject, follow more sinuous vocal lines, rythmically unstable, broken by silences and alternations of pitches, and using rhythmic patterns leading to a movement, like the doted eighth note, with its sixteenth note leading its resolution on the following downbeat.

This motto seems to be treated as a significant aspect of the languid spleen, arriving at a paroxysm in final evocation, and presented always barely changed. Recordings Scores published by Girod Scores published by E.

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. These pictures, at the same time eternal and momentary, form a heterogeneous tapestry of escaped impressions. Always in a research of signification thanks to poetic techniques, Verlaine works with the tones, with the length of syllables, to recall the spleen of the lyric subject, trying to illustrate orally the feeling of time in the poem.

As an example, the first couplet is recited recto tono: For example, both following lines of the second couplet are entirely in opposition: The alternation of recitation in linear movements for the description in the even couplets or with more animated and more flexible melody for the narration of the odd couplets is also found in voice and piano parts. Rhythmic anticipation, juxtaposition, overlapping with dilated or stressed motives, show how to use temporality in a very short space.


The unit of the piece is carried by the musical material in reply to the poetic material.

The main motive of the melody, appearing at the splen, at the end, and regularly during the piece, establishes itself as a continuously returning theme, just like the endless re-emergent sounds of despair in the poem. Excessive sound is significant of too violent visual sensation.

The renewal of language as well as innovation in a known frame would be notable points of convergence between research of Claude Debussy and of Paul Verlaine. January First Perf ormance.

Part Eight: Verlaine’s poetry performed through Debussy’s musical sounds: ‘Spleen’ in text and song

Professor Tom Service Monday, 25 March – 6: Art and literature Art and literature – other Music – sleen Music. The organization in couplets is significant, recalling duality between the description of past and the narration of the present, alternately during first four couplets, then mixed for the two last couplets. The relation to time in the poem, which plays on a repetitiveness of the past and on the previsibility of situations, can also question a composer, as his art handles time and length.

This similarity of creative attitudes is the starting point of this study. Verlaine’s poetry performed through Debussy’s musical sounds: Find out how you can help support us. The understanding of linguistics and poetics appeared very essential for such a work: It goes through all the couplets, story-telling ones or speech ones, in an irregular way.


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Professor Tom Service Monday, 19 November – 6: Naxos Javascript not enabled. Professor Edith Hall Thursday, 7 March – 1: Claude Debussy makes the same progression, couplets by couplets, with the same length of melodic sentences: The material directly above is protected by copyright and appears here by special permission.

Originally published as Ariettes, paysages belges et aquarelles.

Veuve Girodn. The sky was too blue, too tender, The sea too green and the air too mild. Text and Ideas – Part Debusssy. Performers Xiaobo Su sopranoGiorgi Latsabidze piano. If the length of this piece is finally very short less than 3 minutesthe musical time recalls at the same time haste and infinity, heavy trouble and ardent passion, speeding the time up and dilating the instant. Infections and the Nerves. Text added to the website: Evolution since Sir Thomas Gresham: Transposition and Transformation of meaning?

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Where story and speech seemed divided into couplets, we can point out that tones are led at the same time throughout all the couplets, already mixing feelings coming from description and feelings of the narrator. Debussy relies on other parameters than those of the speech of enunciation: The length of the declamation of the text seems stretched by the delivery imposed by the choice of words and groups of words. Il pleure dans mon coeur 3. Professor Tom Service Monday, 14 January – 6: Your rebussy is greatly appreciated.

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