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Published: 09 November 2017

212 Pages | 3 Figures, 25 Tables, 15 musical examples


ISBN: 9780198794691

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Baudelaire in Song


Helen Abbott

  • Examines a key 50-year period (1880-1930) in France and Europe to see how and why Baudelaire's poetry has been set to music
  • Looks at the critical and metaphorical language we use to talk about song settings
  • Offers a new model for analysing song that helps readers understand method and encourages them to apply it to other corpora
  • The figures and tables provide clear visualisations of the dataset
  • Case studies focus on Maurice Rollinat, Gustave Charpentier, Alexander Gretchaninov, Louis Vierne, and Alban Berg