Ariettes oubliées

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Ariettes oubliées (Forgotten Songs) is a song cycle for voice and piano, L. 60 by Claude Debussy, based on a poem written by Paul Verlaine in 1885–1887. The poetry of Paul Verlaine had a more profound influence on Claude Debussy's music than did Debussy's closest literary or musical acquaintances.[1]

Debussy and Verlaine were both inspired by subtlety and nuance. Each man sought to innovate by using rhythm and tone color as the basis for a new form of a pre-existing art. In the Ariettes oubliées, subtlety, nuance, rhythm and tone color (timbre) converged to create a mature compositional style for Debussy, which, in turn, gave a heightened level of understanding to Verlaine's poetry.[2] This collection of songs set the tone for all of Debussy's future vocal compositions in terms of rhythm, harmony, tone, color and attention to poetic detail.[3]

Songs[edit]

  1. "Le vent dans la plaine": C'est l'extase langoureuse
  2. "Il pleut doucement sur la ville": Il pleure dans mon cœur comme il pleut sur la ville
  3. "L'ombre des arbres": L'ombre de arbres dans la rivière embrumée
  4. "Paysages belges. Chevaux de bois": Tournez, tournez, bons chevaux de bois
  5. "Aquarelles I. Green": Voici des fruits, des fleurs, des feuilles
  6. "Aquarelles II. Spleen": Les roses étaient toutes rouges

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wenk, Arthur B., Claude Debussy and the Poets, (Berkeley: University of California Press, c. 1976), 130. (Retrieved: 10 July 2013)
  2. ^ Wintle, Catherine., Ariettes oubliées: A marriage of music and poetry (2002)., Historical musicology (Western music)., Ann Arbor, MI., Accession N.2002-014777-dd (Retrieved: 4 December 2010)
  3. ^ Pehlivanian, Elisabeth Zachary., Ariettes oubliées: A sonorous symbolism., California State University, Long Beach. 1993 (Retrieved: 10 December 2010)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Chłopicka, Regina., Claude Debussy: C'est l'extase langoureuse do słów P. Verlaine'a (1887)., Kraków: Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie. 1989
  • Rolf, Marie., Des Ariettes (1888) aux Ariettes oubliées (1903)., Des Ariettes (1888) aux Ariettes oubliées (1903) (1992). NY: William Morrow
  • Fischer, Kurt von., Bemerkungen zu den zwei Ausgaben von Debussys Ariettes oubliees., Mainz, Germany: Schott. 1971
  • Pehlivanian, Elisabeth Zachary., Ariettes oubliées: A sonorous symbolism., California State University, Long Beach. 1993
  • Wintle, Anne Catherine., Ariettes oubliées: A marriage of music and poetry., Santa Barbara. 2002

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